Millbrook Cottage, $399,000

When a listing says “first offering in 50 years,” I usually think that means it hadn’t been updated. But this sweet little home, close to the village of Millbrook, seems to have a modern touch in its 1881 shell. Not that I like all of it–those kitchen cabinets are not for me. But I like its open floor plan, its 12 acres of land, the outbuildings and the roominess–four bedrooms, two baths all told. It even has a second floor apartment for rental income or for your teenage kids to have their own lair. Probably needs a little cosmetic love. Been on the market for over six months, FYI. Stats on the jump.

Daheim Road, Millbrook NY (Paula Redmond) MAP
Asking Price: $399,00
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 1,880
Land:  12.25
Features: Barn, pond, rental income

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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 October 25, 2011, in $300000 to $499000, Dutchess County, Millbrook, Rural. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Looks like a goodie. A few unfortunate architectural changes (those garage doors! but at least they’re at the back), but nothing that can’t be fixed. This house would really benefit from a better front porch and some kind of back deck or patio. Twelve acres is nice as a privacy buffer, but more than one really needs (or can easily maintain), unless one is going to have an orchard or something. And taxes are high, adding $700-800/month to the cost. Still! Cute house in a good location, and someone ought to be able to make it work. Millbrook is only 1 hr 30 mins from NYC.

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