This week: Town and Country Victorians
One of the things we love about living upstate is the fact that we can walk down almost any street in any town or village and run smack into a gorgeous, stately Victorian, and depending on where you’re looking, you can often get quite a bargain. We found a few while perusing the Brownstoner listings. The following three intrigued us:
Margaretville is a bit far away, and this Victorian is located slightly out of town (just a stone’s throw), but look at it! It was once a B&B, and it could be again, since it’s 4,500 square feet and 6 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. It’s on a 4.2 acre lot and while it’s right on Margaretville’s main drag, at least it’s a pretty main drag. Includes two out-buildings. Distance from Brooklyn: 2 hours, 45 minutes.
Croton Falls is a tad closer than Delaware County. In fact, some may argue it’s hardly upstate. But it’s far enough upstate for us, and we like this circa-1890 Victorian that’s just across the street from the Metro North station. Car-free? Perhaps. The listings says it’s a multi-family. Price: $399,900. Taxes: $12,533. Distance from Brooklyn: 1 hour, 18 minutes.
The city of Kingston in Ulster County is a great place to scout inexpensive Victorians. As with any town or city, some neighborhoods are better than others, so it’s worth it to check out the scene before committing. This Victorian is located in the mid-town area, and we dig the woodworking and the front porch. The lot is itty-bitty. Square Feet: 1,352. Two bedrooms and one bath. Price: $139,900. Taxes: $4,193. Distance from Brooklyn: 2 hours, 4 minutes.