$134,500 farmhouse in the Greenpoint of Upstate New York

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So I’ve decided that Durham/Cornwallville is the Greenpoint of the Catskills, or at least of Greene County. It’s kind of inconvenient, but has its own discrete charms, and it’s reasonably close to the stuff to do in Windham/Hunter (aka Williamsburg?) or even Woodstock/Saugerties (East Village/LES?). Because of the inconvenience—no easy public transportation, a longer drive for groceries, etc—the prices are considerably lower than in prime ski country or more famous hippie country (see previously mentioned towns). This makes buying a home in Durham (and its hamlet Cornwallville) much like buying a place in Greenpoint, ten years ago. It’s a bit of a hike to the bigger draws, but you can get a deal and the off-the-beaten path nature has it’s own sort of guarantee of wildness. (My analogy does not allow for massive high rise developments alongside polluted bodies of water, but I’ll work on that.)

This cheap farmhouse on Cornwallville’s scenic main drag is representative of the deals in the area. As mentioned, my former real estate agent raves about the sense of community in little Cornwallville. This 1800’s farmhouse looks spacious, if a bit low-slung, with plenty of hardwood floors and exposed beams and a wood stove for cold nights. The property extends beyond the fenced in backyard, with a view of woods and mountains. That fence gives it a slightly suburban feel that just screams “put a pool in it!” to me.

Cornwallville Farmhouse MLS Listing (Living Structures) Gmap

Asking Price: $134,500
Square feet: 1800
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Land: .3 acres
Water:no
Distance to NYC: 138 miles; 2 hours, 48 minutes

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About aliahanna

I'm a literary agent who mostly lives in Brooklyn but sometimes escapes to East Jewett, NY.

Posted on June 29, 2011, in $100000 to $199000, Catskills, Cities, Cornwallville, Counties, Durham, Greene, Second Homes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Please post the link to the brokerage or the MLS listing for the home.

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