Carriage House on Main Street in Germantown, $289,000

222 Main Street, Germantown, NY, $289,000


I love the look of this place, and a complete sucker for carriage houses (my hometown, Saratoga Springs, was full of run-down mansions and carefully tended carriage houses when I was little). There are some obvious downsides, like it’s right on the main road, has a lot size of .229 acres and nothing-to-sneeze-at taxes of $6,050 a year. (Am I being unrealistic about this? $500/month seems like a lot to me for no acreage.) Good stuff: three-car garage, 2,112 square feet, cool-looking place, though carpeting is mentioned in the description–a no-no for me, but easy enough to take out if wood floors are promised beneath. I drove by this weekend and was impressed with the beautiful fields fanning out behind it. No, those fields wouldn’t belong to you, but it doesn’t feel like a cramped village house because of them. Readers? Thoughts? Stats on the jump.

222 Main Street (Patricia Hinkein Realty) GMAP
Price: $289,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Floors: 2
Square Feet: 2,112
Land: .229 acres
Taxes: $6,050
Year Built: 1858
Transportation: Amtrak to Hudson; Taconic Parkway


 

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About lisa

I'm a freelance writer (and thus, not a homeowner), specializing in real estate, urban planning and sustainability. Also, I just like looking at pictures of houses.

Posted on July 27, 2011, in $200000 to $299000, Architecture, Columbia, Germantown, hudson valley real estate, Neighborhood, Village and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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