In Columbia County, NY, the R. H. Blackburn
& Associates Real Estate's mission is to find the best homes or
distinctive landscapes in the upper Hudson River Valley. Our clients
are owners who are moving on and buyers who are moving in. We handle
all kinds of property (residential, land, commercial) but are most
widely acknowledged for our expertise in period houses and for
identifying land which can be developed into distinctive landscapes for
period style new homes.
you care about...we care about. Do you have a vision of country living,
privacy, protection, preservation, and planning? Is a home an extension
of yourself, your lifestyle? Is a landscape your canvas for creative
garden and home design? Wonder about reliable craftsmen, builders,
restorers, renovators, fixers, designers, maintainers, managers?
Concerned about cultural amenities, congenial neighbors, convenient
Real estate brokers
don't have to be concerned about all these issues but they are
important to you and that is why they are important to us. Our staff
and associates are especially knowledgeable about these concerns and
will go the extra mile to find your way to the end of your rainbow.
Here is what we do that others don't .
From our experience
knowledge pays you back more than it costs. Want to know more?
publications: frequent articles on historic houses in The
Magazine Antiques, the recent Rizzoli architectural book Dutch Colonial
Homes in America and A Visible
Heritage, Columbia County, New York - A History in Art and
We are currently working on two books on historic houses of New England
(Rizzoli). We keep copies of these books and many others of
local interest in our office, for sale.
wish to let you
know about associated services offered by individuals who we have come
to rely on for knowledge and professionalism. For example, Ruth Piwonka
is a historian who has published widely on regional history. Her
research on houses has resulted in many properties and districts being
placed on the National Register of Historic Places. She is co-author
with Rod Blackburn of A Visible Heritage, your guide to the
history, art, and architecture of Columbia County Want to
know the history of your property? Ask Ruth Piwonka at 518 758-7056, firstname.lastname@example.org
Need the names of
other specialists and craftsmen? We have a database of over 1000 in and
around Columbia County, one of our valuable resources exclusively for
of us at R. H. Blackburn & Associates will be pleased to talk
with you about your interests in homes, land, history, architecture,
design, house valuation, or the like.
main office at 17 Broad Street, Kinderhook, Columbia County NY is open
(unless we are out on call) each day from about 10am to 5pm
or by appointment. Branch offices in Hudson, Catskill and Athens are by
H. Blackburn, Broker. 518 758-1788 c 518 441-1579, email@example.com
Blackburn has been involved with historic architecture
and house restoration for 25 years, advising buyers and
sellers of period houses. He is a regular contributor of
historic house articles to The Magazine
Antiques and is co-author of A
Visible Heritage, the much
reprinted history of Columbia County as experienced through its art and
His most recent book is Dutch
Colonial Homes in
America (Rizzoli). He has been an officer
and trustee of the Columbia County Historical Society and the Shaker
Museum, advisory board of the Thomas Cole House Museum, in charge of
creating the Johnson Museum in Kingston, assistant director of the
Albany Institute of History and Art, and senior research fellow of the
New York State Museum. He now brings these experiences to R. H.
Blackburn and Associates, Inc - Real Estate, specializing in period
houses and distinctive landscapes.
Saunders, Associate 518 945-1010, 786
Saunders has had a career in location scouting for advertising
photography before discovering Catskill and finding a Dutch house to
call her home. Now she combines her location shooting career (TWOSOME
Inc.) with real estate, specializing in distinctive homes and promising
commercial properties in Greene County. In the quieter winter months
she can be found at Hunter Mountain as a ski instructor or at her home
away from home in Miami. She is one of the leading sparkplugs for the
current revitalization of Catskill Village where she has invested in
storefront properties and helped others find theirs.
the original listing of the house to the last minute details of
preparing the property for new owners, Rod guided me through every step
with intelligence, kindness, and courtesy. Now a new family has moved
in who will carry on this trust of caring for an historic property.
—– F. D. V.