Thursdays at 11, the Upstater website brings you a selection of property within three hours north — and a bit east or west — of NYC. This week: houses of stone.
We wrote up this 18th century stone cottage six months ago, when it was listed at $349,000. Yes, today it’s still $349,000, and it’s still one of the most beautiful stone cottages from the 1700s you can find upstate. The Bronck house — perhaps you recognize the name from our northernmost borough — has three bedrooms, three baths, 2,300 square feet and five acres of land, with annual taxes less than $7,000.
The reason for its shockingly affordable price is that Coxsackie isn’t the most fashionable upstate address. Greene County has a lot of beauty and some sadness and poverty to go with it. However, we see lots of potential in Coxsackie, and know a few folks who have moved up there, or are part-timers, and truly love it. And you can’t beat the price on this one.
If 18th century is too new for you, try the 17th century. This stone cottage was built in 1669 and is known as the Johannes Van Wegenen House. It’s in lovely Rosendale — beauty, culture, a good food co-op — and is impeccably renovated. Plus, it has a bit of history: Sojourner Truth is purported to have hid there during Underground Railroad days.
It’s set on 390 feet of Rondout Creek frontage, and it has a pool and a hot tub.
This beauty is in Lake Katrine, near Kingston, and it’s the right price, at $289,000. Built in 1798, on 2.5 acres, it includes some darling outbuildings, including a Victorian play house. Taxes are a bit steep, nearing $8,000, for that amount of land, but that’s Ulster County for you.