Every Friday, Upstater (“the Brownstoner of upstate New York”) brings you a selection of super-cool properties for sale within a three-hour drive of Brooklyn. This week, we’ve tracked down converted barns for sale, and there are some real lookers on the market.
204 William Brown Road in the Sullivan County town of Hankins is this week’s jewel. It’s a wonderful combination of high-tech and handmade, as evidenced by the combination of wood stove and Thermador gas stove, or the hand-hewn beams and the glass chandelier.
Some of the custom tile work might feel a bit funky, but in general the place is loaded with charm, not to mention a pond, a tree house, 15 acres, a guest cottage and an outdoor fireplace. 204 William Brown Road, Hankins. $449,000. GMAP.
We wrote up this English cathedral barn last week, but we didn’t feel it elicited the proper amount of drool in our readers. 3582 County Route 296 in Hunter was built in 1900, and still has its original 25-foot-high fireplace and some beautifully updated tile work.
It has a wonderful open floor plan, spiral staircase and cathedral ceilings, and is set far back from the road but super close to all the local ski resorts. We found it suspiciously lacking in the kitchen department, though. Countertops? Cabinets? Easy fixes, though.
This Dutch barn in Rhinebeck, NY dates back to 1700, and was lovingly renovated back in the 90s. It does sit right on the road (albeit a fairly quite one), and is close to its neighbors: the original house to which it once belonged and another outbuilding.
But has a nice expanse of backyard, and such beautiful beams on the inside. Situated about halfway between Rhinebeck and Red Hook (and not far from the crossing of Routes 9 and 9G, which can, at times, be trafficky), both great towns with lots to offer in the way of food and culture.
One bed and an office, so not a great place for a growing family, but it would make a terrific retreat for a couple or someone craving solo time. Property Shark has it assessed for quite a bit more than the asking price, so estimated taxes are close to $10,000. But the owner says they’re closer to $4,500.
155 Wey Road, Rhinebeck. $324,000. GMAP