02/07/14 11:30am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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Hunter Mountain, Greene County. Via Wikipedia

Can you blame us for having winter sports on our minds? All we had to do was look out our window at nearly a foot of snow for inspiration. There are lots of places to ski in upstate New York, so if you’re hankering to live full- or part-time near snow-packed fun, maybe one of these properties will tickle your fancy.

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01/31/14 11:30am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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43 Sky Top, Ashland: $345,000

Last week, we looked at four properties in Greene County all under $200,000. In this week’s installment of Greene County Gold, we’re flipping it and starting from the more expensive end of the spectrum. The market is sparse when it comes to multimillion dollar properties, so you might have to wait until we spend a week in Putnam County for those. You just get more bang for your buck in Greene County, so even the pricier homes are relatively reasonable. Case in point: The house plus barn featured after the jump.

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01/24/14 11:30am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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276 East Honey Hollow Road, New Baltimore: $129,500

There’s a lot of great stuff on the market in Greene County these days. In fact, there’s so much great stuff, we’re devoting two Fridays to Greene County. Today’s offerings are both sweet and cheap with not a single one over $200,000. The village of Catskill gets a lot of play, but we’ll be hitting other spots in the county today, including Coxsackie (GMAP), New Baltimore (GMAP) and Ashland (GMAP).

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01/17/14 11:30am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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Kirkside Park, Roxbury, via Wiki

After spending a day last week in the city (lower case “c”) of Hudson, we’re headed back to Catskills country today and paying a visit to the Delaware County town of Roxbury, a great place with one of our favorite town parks (see above), a fabulous hotel, a new general store, and some gorgeous scenery. Roxbury is located approximately two hours and 40 minutes from New York City. Here are three getaways certain to satisfy your need for seclusion.

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01/10/14 11:00am
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Warren Street, Hudson, Columbia County

Boy oh boy, have we been waiting to get our hands on some prime Hudson real estate. Thankfully, there is a whole crop of new Warren Street rental properties in the Brownstoner Upstate listings, and we selected a few to peruse today. For the uninitiated (which we think might be exactly zero people reading this post), Hudson is a city in Columbia County located along the Hudson River. It has a fun, walkable business district, and the city’s pride and joy is Warren Street. All of the rentals we found are located in gorgeous, well-maintained historic homes. Warren Street is about a half-mile from the Hudson Amtrak station.

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01/03/14 11:30am
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3085 Old Kings Road, Catskill: $299,000

This week, we’re giving ourselves a late Christmas present in the form of ogling some pretty farmhouses located upstate. Someday, we’d love to occupy one of these places, maybe fix up the old red barn and turn it into a studio or guest house. Or, just keep it an old red barn. Those are nice, too. Here are a handful of idyllic properties, many including an old red barn, tucked away on loads of acreage, surrounded by some truly gorgeous countryside.

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12/20/13 11:00am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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Dear Santa:

Will you please bring us a Woodstock house that we’ll never be able to afford in a million billion years? As you know from your frequent visits to the village green on Christmas eve, Woodstock is full to bursting with incredible properties, and we want in on it. We’ve been so good this year. Well, “good” in the sense that we were mostly nice to mean people and we didn’t run any stop signs. So if you could find your way to making it so we can move right into one of these beauties, we sure would appreciate it. Thanks, big fella.

Love,

BU

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12/13/13 11:00am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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35 Tyler Road, Putnam Valley: $399,000

For our purposes, the term “contemporary” in relation to home design is a broad term used to describe anything that can’t really be considered mid-century modern but is not cutting-edge enough to be considered modern or ultra-modern. In other words, we think of it is “too old to be new but too new to be old,” and when it works, we love it. When it doesn’t work, we want to gouge our eyes out and run screaming in the opposite direction. We think these four contemporaries, all located in Putnam County, work just fine. Some are better than others, but what they all have in common is that they’re spacious, possess a touch of elegance, and are located in some very pretty country.

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12/06/13 11:00am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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72 Broadstreet Hollow Road, Shandaken: $1,300 a month

Here’s a little something for those of us who are afraid of commitment (and property taxes): Four lovely rental properties, all in Ulster County, none exceeding $1,600 a month. And that $1,600 one…well, just you’ll see. You’re in for a treat. Today, we’ll be in Shandaken, New Paltz and Saugerties, enjoying the best the rental market has to offer around these areas.

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11/22/13 11:00am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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Kerhonkson’s Gnome Chomsky, the world’s second largest garden gnome (photo from Kelder Farm)

The hamlet of Kerhonkson is located in Ulster County along Route 209, situated in the Shawangunk Mountains. Together with Accord, it makes up the town of Rochester, a rural area known for a multitude of outdoor recreational activities. Kerhonkson is beautiful, fascinating, rich in history, and home to a Ukranian resort, Kelder Farm (where Gnome Chomsky resides, above), and one of our favorites, Skate Time 209. It’s also where you’ll find some lovely properties tucked away among the forests and waterways of the Shawangunk Ridge, from multimillion dollar manses to sweet, affordable cottages, like the four we’ll explore today.

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11/15/13 11:00am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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Hudson River view from 177 Montgomery Street, Newburgh

Complicated though Newburgh may be, its residents are certainly passionate about seeing the architecture of the city restored to its former glory. The riverside Orange County city with a sordid history has, of late, seen an influx of artists, musicians, and other creative types who are looking at Newburgh in a whole new way, digging beneath its gritty surface and revealing a jewel of a place, populated with the grandeur (albeit crumbling, at times) of Italianate, Queen Anne, and Gothic brick and stone townhouses. What you won’t find in Newburgh is the plastic-y overlay of tourist trappings with facades meant to cover up hardship and scars (although there are a couple of places near the waterfront developments that are well-polished), but instead, you’ll stumble upon a living, breathing history of what the city was and the Renaissance, as some would call it, that’s already begun. Brownstoner readers have already seen this New York Times article discussing Newburgh’s gentrification-less rejuvenation, and, of course, no discussion about the beauty of Newburghian architecture would be complete without mentioning Newburgh Restoration, the source of all things Newburgh real estate-related, including jaw-dropping before-and-after renovation photos. But if you really want to get the city under your skin, go have yourself a visit to see what all the fuss is about. The yearly Candlelight house tour is a good excuse to stop by. It’s put on by the Newburgh Historical Society and this year will take place Sunday, December 8.

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11/08/13 11:00am

Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City.

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5419 State Route 23, Windham: $399,000

Detractors of the Route 28 Scenic Byway Project, which winds its way through the Catskill Mountains from West Hurley in Ulster County to the Western Gateway in Delaware County north of Andes, worry that this official designation would take away some of their rights under Home Rule and subject local businesses to land use regulations. Proponents, on the other hand, see the Route 28 Scenic Byway designation as a boon to the Catskills in terms of both tourism and protection of natural resources. Regardless of either opinion, one thing everyone can agree on is that Route 28 through the Catskills is seriously scenic (with a lower case “s”), and while tourism can’t be the only industry that revives the flagging economy of the Catskills, it certainly plays a substantial role. The proposed byway passes through picturesque towns like Phoenicia and Margaretville, making its way past Belleayre Mountain. We’ve traveled the loop-de-loop that links Route 28, Route 10, and Route 23 into Greene County — that’s not too hard on the eyes, either. So let’s make the loop together, going backwards through Greene County, into Delaware, and then back into Ulster County.

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