Category Archives: Millerton

Millerton Colonial, $349,991

This is more like it, although methinks very close to the road, which detracts a bit from the charm. But it has real charm, with those built-ins, the porch and the mountain views. 17 State Line Road has three beds, two baths, plenty of room to roam with 2,352 square feet. Taxes no joke at almost $8,000 and it “needs a few updates,” so call your contractor. Can anyone explain the very precise pricing of this place?

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Millerton Ranch, $289,000

Well, look. I love Millerton, but the real estate options are dry. Thus, I’m putting up this fella, which could probably be nice with a decent renovation. Built in the Reagan era, not known as a glorious period of residential architecture. Conspicuous absence of interior photos, yes? The good parts: great views, close to town. The bad parts are a bit of a mystery. Let us know if you go see it. Reduced $10,000 in April. Stats on the jump.

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Lakefront in Millerton, $429,00

This place is more than I want to spend, but if your budget is up to a half-mill and you want water, proximity to NYC and to be close to lovely Millerton, I would definitely take a look at this. It says Buckminster Fuller-inspired, and perhaps by that they mean it has a triangular window? Not huge, with 1,900 square feet and two beds plus sleeping loft, but it has over an acre of land. And it’s just NICE. I’d happily curl up on a couch in that living room. What about you guys? It’s gone down $70,000 since it was listed in August. Stats on the jump.

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Town of the Week: Millerton

Right on the Connecticut border, off bucolic, winding Route 199, Millerton, N.Y.  is definitely a prime candidate for a second home location, if you’re in search of a nearby village with services. My favorite of those services is Saperstein’s, an old fashioned work clothing store that sells things like Wrangler jeans but also has tux rentals. Which pretty much sums up the town. There’s still a very popular animal feed store, as well as a fine tea shop. Also, as my regular readers know, it has my number one desire in a town (besides good coffee): a movie theater. I know we’re supposed to be communing with nature in our second homes, but if I’m going to spend significant time there, I need to escape to the cinema.

It’s about two hours and change from New York, but along relatively small roads (that could be considered a plus, of course), and apparently very close to the Wassaic Metro North station. There’s as much pricey real estate as affordable-ish real estate (nothing under $100K here, though), with an average listing price of $325,000 as of this writing. The downside: pretty slim pickings right now in the real estate market, unless you have more than five million to spend.

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