Classic White Farmhouse in Newburgh for $399,900

This  1840 farmhouse in Newburgh is an interesting anomaly. Most of Newburgh’s historical homes housing stock consists of urban Victorian gems or imposing riverfront mansions with a bit of Miss Havisham feel. A classic center hall colonial farmhouse, complete with rocking chair porch and an extra acre of land, seems like something you’d find farther up the river. The realtor claims it to be one the first farmhouses in Newburgh. Newburgh’s farms are long gone, but if you buy this house, you could indulge in your country squire fantasies and have a slightly-worse-than-Westchester commute to the city.

The house has been well-maintained and has some appealing features: wood burning fireplaces inside and out, that deep porch as well as a stone patio, a tin ceiling in the kitchen and a separate workshop out back. It’s also in the more desirable Marboro school district, and Marlboro itself is a cute little town. The house has been on the market for six months, and the seller has knocked the price down by $20,000 twice, so it looks like this one could go for even less than the price tag. Stats and more pics on the jump.

GMAP 38 Lattintown Rd, Newburgh NY

Asking Price: $399,900
Year Built: 1840
Sq. Footage: 2,672
Land: 1.00 acre
Beds: 5
Baths: 2
Taxes: $3,126 (2010)
Distance to NYC: 58.7 mi, 1 hour 10 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84

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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 August 25, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice find. Since I mostly focus on the city real estate, I haven’t seen this house. Looks amazing!

  2. Looks to me like the house started out as a center-hall colonial, with eyebrow windows, and that part could well date from 1840. But that porch, with the strange-looking gable above, looks like it was added later — possibly much later. It’s disproportionate, inappropriate, and unattractive to my eye, and I’d say it brings down the value.

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