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A legacy gift to the Carey Institute makes a stunning addition to the upstate NY housing market


Rensselaerville, N.Y, July 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last year, the Ballinger family made a legacy gift of their 18thcentury, meticulously maintained Greek Revival home to the Carey Institute for Global Good. The sale of the stunning home will directly support the Carey Institute's programs in education, nonfiction and sustainable communities.



On the market for just under $700,000, the spacious 4,000 sq ft historic property is a true gem in the center of Rensselaerville. Situated on one acre with a commercial grade kitchen, expansive dining area, two parlors, four bedrooms and two and a half baths, the home is accommodating for any size buyer. The home also has a working elevator which makes it easily handicap accessible. In addition to the main building, the property also boasts a guest house, a large garden studio and a billiards pavilion.

The home is located on the main street of Rensselaerville, and is walkable to the village's library, church, Huyck Preserve, Kuhar Family Farm Market and the Helderberg Brewery. It's also convenient for out-of-towners looking for an oasis with a short 45-minute drive to the Hudson Amtrak station or to Albany International Airport.

The property is rich with history. Originally known as the Hyde House, it was a small home that was expanded by Dr. Isaac Hyde to accommodate a home and hospital. The impressive and iconic columns were added later by owner Francis Conkling Huyck Sr. Decedents of the Huyck Family owned the home for the next 40 years and gifted it to Union College for summer programs. The most recent owners, Anne and Richard Ballinger are responsible for restoring it to its original glory.

 Listed for sale with House Hudson Valley Realty Realtor James Male, you can view the complete listing here.




The Carey Institute for Global Good is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2012 by Wm. Polk Carey and is dedicated to building a strong, educated and just society. We provide education, tools and resources to practitioners of the global good to help them succeed. We put practitioners first—teachers, journalists, farmers—because we know that they have the power to change their communities and inspire others to do the same.







Sarah Gordon
Carey Institute for Global Good
518 797 5100

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