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.
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).
What can we say about the town of New Baltimore, located west of the Hudson in the northeast corner of the county? Actually, not much, because we don’t know it well. But we can tell you that if you like to feel creeped out, go to the GMAP and look at the Streetview. Also, this blog has strong feelings about the town. What we do know is that we like this modest 1 bed/1.5 bath Artsy/Craftsy cottage that’s only three years old. New Baltimore is approximately 2 hours, 32 minutes from Brooklyn (caution: We are talking about Google Maps here, a place that doesn’t account for traffic or even right hand turns sometimes. Be sure to reality check). Beds: 1. Baths: 1.5. Square Feet: 1,266. Lot Size: 2.28 acres. Est. Taxes: $8,519.
We like this mid-mod in Ashland (western Greene County halfway between Windham and Prattsville) even though it’s shaped like a graduation mortar board. Or perhaps because it’s shaped like that. The interior flows around the stone fireplace, which is the focal point of the living room, and we also approve of the wrap-around deck. Listing says it needs some TLC, but we definitely see the potential. Located on lots of land. This house is a bit over 3 hours from Brooklyn. Beds: 2. Baths: 1. Square Feet: 987. Lot Size: 17 acres. Est. Taxes: $3,488.
Rarely does the Hudson riverfront village of Coxsackie disappoint when it comes to well-priced (dare we even say “cheap?”) Victorians, like this beauty for less than $100,000. It looks like the kitchen needs nearly everything and probably a few other updates, but still. What a find. Google Maps puts this house approximately 2.5 hours from Brooklyn. Beds: 3. Baths: 1. Square Feet: 1,477. Lot Size: .18 acre. Est. Taxes: $3,410.
And we’re staying in Coxsackie for our favorite listing of the week, a village Victorian with 4 beds, 1800 square feet, and a yard that’s slightly over a quarter acre. It also has an enclosed porch, wood floors, and a detached garage/workshop. French doors and windows, nice original detailing, and plenty of natural light round it out. Like the property above, it takes around 2.5 hours to get here from Brooklyn. Beds: 4. Baths: 1. Square Feet: 1,800. Lot Size: .31 acre. Est. Taxes: $4,235.