October 17, 2010
Looking out over the Hudson River from the terrace at Olana, watching the sun and clouds shift, a glittering reflection off the water, I suddenly understood the Hudson River School of painting. The light reflecting off the sky and water really is different here and the mountains to the west seem to concentrate it in a different way than you see out on the East End. The house does have incredible light and views, with warm wood finishes everywhere – and with 250 acres, it is certainly worth the $495K asking price. Oh, right, that was the price in 1966. Damn!