THE DYGERT HOUSE
With its original construction predating the turn-of-the-century, The Dygert House is a thoughtfully modernized Victorian residence located less than one block from the banks of the majestic St. Lawrence River. Glimpses of the sparking blue River are just one of the experiences you will enjoy during your stay at the Dygert House that features modern luxuries layered upon 125 years of history.
A point of interest on the Clayton History Walking Tour, the home was originally the residence of Wells A. Dygert, a prominent businessman who had the largest lumbering and manufacturing businesses in Clayton. Detailed craftsmanship of W.A. Dygert’s trade is showcased on this property; including ornamental balustrades, unique cornices, decorative wood trim, and meticulously turned newel posts are among the treasures of this home. It is likely that similar features of other the 1890’s Victorian homes in the area are also the product of Mr. Dygert’s successful enterprise.
Upon arrival, you will access your residence through the foyer that showcases stunning features of the home: original door hardware, lighting, hand-tooled woodwork, original hardware, complemented by Carrera marble floors outlined by hand-laid Greek key pattern tilework. Climbing the original stairwell, enjoy the sun light streaming through original stained-glass windows while the softness of the centuries- old wood railing guides you to your sanctuary.
The 2nd floor residence includes 2 bedrooms (1 queen bed; 2 twin beds), bathroom, kitchen, dining area, lounge and entertainment deck overlooking the backyard that offers a view of the Village and the River. With a mix of preserved original and new hardwood flooring, bespoke antiques, stained glass windows, curated art and decor, the unit also offers modern amenities including stainless steel appliances, full size washer and dryer, well equipped beverage cart, luxury textiles and a smart TV in the light-filled lounge.
As you cross the marble landing of the 3 rd floor residence you are transported to a private space offering an unparalleled experience in the Village. With a stunning panorama of the Village and River, you are suddenly eye-level with church steeples enjoying the River breeze from your balcony or one of the multiple Velux (trademark?) sky windows that illuminate the attic-turned-architectural feature space. Enjoy happy hour on your balcony, then be your best chef in the kitchen, anchored by the island with seating for 6. After dining among the tree-tops, sink into custom appointed vintage rattan seating and enjoy a movie on your 50” smart TV. Upon retirement to your queen bed, you can view the stars while wrapped in luxury textiles.