Handsome Greek Revival house, on a dead-end road, is surrounded by five acres of open and wooded land. The exterior of the house has an outstanding two-story porch and striking pediment with fan which is remarkably unchanged; the interior of the house still retains a faux marble fireplace mantle, attractive staircase, and original layout; however, most walls have been covered with wallpaper or 1970s paneling, and floors are covered with carpet. Prominent Claverack resident, William Shaw owned this grand home in the late 1800s and the neighboring Shaw Bridge was named after him. The now famous Shaw Bridge is slated to be restored in the next few years as a pedestrian bridge while the William Shaw house awaits complete restoration by an adventurous renovator. The house is elegible to be on the National Register of Historic Places and NYS Residential Rehabilitation Tax Credits.