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.
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.
Just because it clocks in at under a million doesn’t mean it isn’t every bit as lovely as our more expensive offerings today. This Colonial was originally built in 1824 and has many of the original characteristics (check out the window shutters; are they great or what?), plus some great added bonuses like the solarium pictured below. The 11-acre property includes a one-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse. Beds: 3. Baths: 3.5. Square Feet: 2,823. Lot Size: 11.17 acres. Est. Taxes: $13,504.
Love it or hate it, this mid-century modern designed by John Storyk is unique, spacious and well-appointed. It’s a dying breed of house, practically a dinosaur, with redwood siding and a sensibility so cool and detached that we felt like we needed to put on sweater. Speaking of sweaters, we can’t help but wonder what the heating costs would be like in a house like this. At least it’s got a fireplace. Beds: 4. Baths: 5. Square Feet: 3,151. Lot Size: 8.75 acres. Est. Taxes: $17,996.
Some of the exterior aspects of this house don’t do much for us, but we do love that tower. And the interior is loveable in every way, right down to the handmade beams and the craftsman-inspired details. That fact that it includes a heated indoor pool doesn’t hurt either. Beds: 3. Baths: 2.5. Square Feet: 2,473. Lot Size: 19 acres. Est. Taxes: $13,260.
We’re not sure it gets any more perfect than this five-bedroom, five-bath beauty, and for nearly $3,000,000, it should be. We love it all, but the kitchen takes the cake. We would never leave it, except perhaps to luxuriate in the soaking tub or lounge on the stone patio. Listing says $2,950,000, but it’s actually priced a bit less at $2,750,000. Practically a steal! Beds: 5. Baths: 5. Square Feet: 5,300. Lot Size: 29 acres. Est. Taxes: $22,950.
Photo of Santa’s letter box, above, by BazzaDaRambler for Wikimedia Commons