East vs West, or Where You Can Find A Countryhouse with a Pool for $300,000
I’d live in a shack if it came with pool. Even if you’re not a swimmer, there’s something about looking outside and seeing a square of chlorinated blue that makes the world feel so expansive, or at least Cheever-esque.
This week, I tried to find something better than a shack with a pool on the side, while keeping the price tag around $300, 000. In very pretty Germantown in Columbia County, we found this 1970s split-level on a rolling property with great mountain views for $310,000. The house isn’t much to speak of—textbook ’70s middle-class suburban—-but the 2.0 acre property is idyllic.
Across the river and farther north, we found a show-stopper of a historic home in Ravena in Albany County for $295,00. I’m not crazy about the mauve exterior and the home is in desperate need of some thoughtful landscaping, but if you’ve always dreamed of owning a rambling nineteenth-century farm house with a Edith Wharton-novel worthy name, the Vanderzee House could be your chance.
This one also comes with a pool as well as nearly 5 acres. You’d be further afield than in Germantown—at least an extra twenty minutes in the car—though Ravena is right off the 21B thruway stop. Comes with a pool, too—but how much house is too much house?
Stats and pics on the jump.
Asking Price: $310,000
Sqare Feet: 2600
Year Built: 1972
Ravena 1812 Farmhouse
Asking Price: $296,000
Square Feet: 3616
Year Built: 1812
Posted on November 8, 2011, in Albany County, Columbia, East Versus West, Germantown, Ravena and tagged 4 Powel Rd Ravena NY home for sale, 4538 State Rt 9G Germantown NY home for sale, Germantown ny real estate for sale, Ravena NY real estate for sale. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.