“Green” Suffern Stone Cottage, $279,000
Okay, this one threatens to be a case of greenwashing, but it’s a sweet pad and could be great for a person looking for an in-town property. It’s main green feature is that it’s in walking distance to public transit, in this case the Metro-North Suffern station (currently running on the NJ Transit line). Claims it’s a 45-minute trip to Penn Station, but that’s not true according to the schedule — closer to an hour, depending on the train. They seem to be confusing green with calming. There’s an art studio and lovely landscaping, all smooched into .13 acres. It has low-VOC paints inside, but other than that, not much on the sustainability scale, save for size: it’s a one-bedroom, only 400 square feet! Teeny retreat for almost $300,000! Taxes are high for something so small — $4,300 — but annual utility costs are only $1,500. Walkable to downtown Suffern, a town I’ve not yet been to. Can anyone say what it’s like? Stats on the jump.