Victorian vernacular, Nantucket Federal, Carpenter Gothic. If the mere mention of architectural terms such as these tickle your fancy as much as they do mine (I tend to forget that I even have a “fancy” until I hear them), you’re a good candidate to go on this year’s Historic Hudson house tour. Now devoted exclusively to Hudson proper and including a couple of its majestic public spaces, this year’s October 2 event promises to be, in addition to an inside look at some amazing renovations, an architectural encapsulation of two hundred years worth of urban ups, downs and in betweens. If you can’t make it person, check out Historic Hudson’s handsomely laid out events page (http://www.historichudson.org/events.htm), which has sharp, informative precis of all of the homes included. And plenty of sexy architectural terms.
– Scott Baldinger