Friday Real Estate Porn: Newburgh River Views, $799,000

Technically, this updated 1860 Colonial is in the hamlet of Balmville, just north of Newburgh city. It’s such a fetching piece of upstate New York real estate on the outside, and the views are spectacular, but the inside feels a lot like a three-star hotel, lots of patterned wallpaper in inoffensive mauve shades. Still, the views are spectacular, it’s got five acres and feels oh so country, but it’s right close to city life. In fact, listed under amenities are “Golf Course, Health Club, Medical Facility, Public Transportation, Shopping/Mall.”

As far as Newburgh real estate goes, this is pretty much the best thing I saw in the luxury category. It has a detached two-bed caretaker cottage (more my speed) that rents for $1,200/month. Taxes are $20,290 a year, but if you’re spending eight hundred grand on a country house, that probably won’t deter you. And it’s been on the market for a spell, recently undergoing a $76,000 price cut. Stats on the jump.

78 Balmville Road, Newburgh (Houlihan Lawrence) GMAP
Asking Price: $799,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 1/2
Taxes: $20,290
Land: 5 acres
Features: views, guest house, seven fireplaces, guest cottage
Transportation: Accessible by Newburgh-Beacon ferry, plus car

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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 August 26, 2011, in $750000 to $1 million, hudson valley real estate, Newburgh, Orange County, Real Estate Porn, Rural, Second Homes, upstate new york and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow! Great find! That’s gorgeous!

  2. I think a lot of the offensive inoffensiveness could be fixed with some bright paint and new window dressings. That house just says Thanksgiving tag football and big Christmas tree to me. It makes me want to make pies and babies.

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