Gossips came to Hudson in 1993, eleven years after Faulkner bought his first house here, so I missed his first eleven years of bringing houses back from the edge. The first house I remember being his was this one on South Fifth Street. I recall harrowing accounts of the condition of the house--two houses actually--when he bought it.
During the time Faulkner owned the house (he sold it in 1996) and for many years after, it was painted all taupe.
In 2010, the house was featured in House Beautiful. Today, the house, known as Haviland House, is a short-term rental.
Faulkner's next house was this one on South Seventh Street.
Then there was this house on lower Warren Street, which Faulkner acquired in 2002 and sold in 2004.
The article in Rural Intelligence, mentioned above, identified Faulkner's house on North Fifth Street as being his fourteenth house in Hudson. The picture of below is borrowed from that RI article.
Today, any view of the house from the street is almost completely obscured by a fence erected by a subsequent owner.
During the time Faulkner owned the house on North Fifth Street, a carriage house which he originally purchased thinking he might use it as a painting studio, he acquired and restored this Arts and Crafts house on Washington Street.
Faulkner's last house in Hudson, according to my recollection at least, was this one on South Fourth Street, which he acquired in 2008 and sold in 2013. The exterior of the house is today exactly as he intended it, except two of the three meticulously pruned boxwoods in front have since died.
Such a remarkable legacy. Such a great loss. Thank you, Frank Faulkner, for your enduring contribution to Hudson.
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