Category Archives: $750000 to $1 million

Modern Ulster County Homes, from Affordable to Dreamable

I came across this post over on Dylan Taft’s website — he’s the real estate broker who gave us the inside scoop on Stone Ridge a couple of weeks ago. He’s done a great job picking out modern homes for sale in Ulster County that range from $250,000 to $850,000. Naturally, I love the most expensive one, but there’s a good mix here.

Friday Real Estate Porn: Stone Ridge Bank House, $995,000

There were quite a few contenders for beautiful houses in Stone Ridge that fall into the luxury category. This $600,000 eyebrow colonial at 73 Osterhoudt Lane caught my eye, as did this $850,000 colonial at 451 Scarawan Road in Stone Ridge. One great thing about this area: many, many beautiful homes.

But 46 Whitelands Road in Stone Ridge took the cake. Four beds, three baths, six acres, renovated kitchen, screened-in porch, nice grounds and just so stately. Been on the market for over a year, and I’ve stayed right near there on occasion and it’s a gorgeous part of the Catskills.

Here’s the wrench: taxes are $13,580! A serious downside of this area. You want land, you’re gonna pay for it! Stats on the jump.

Read the rest of this entry

Woodstock Green Luxury, $915,000

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

They’re calling this green home in Woodstock, NY  a French farm house. It was built in 2003, so has modern everything (kitchen, yum) including passive solar heating, radiant heat flooring, organic gardens, VOC-free materials. Just outside Woodstock, on a beautiful stretch of road, two acres of land. Stats on the jump.

Read the rest of this entry

Off Eating Turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving from Upstater. We’re up in our country house having dinner — looks just like this place, save for the brick, the lawns, the pool and the glorious space.

We’re really grateful to our readers for making this work.

By the way, this amazing Clermont mansion is for sale for $825,000. Real estate porn a day early.

Friday Real Estate Porn: Old Chatham Colonial, $725,000

It’s like a little bit of Charleston, right here in Old Chatham. This 18th century brick is a very grand place, on six acres, although at least some part of it abuts a major highway — hopefully the land, not the house. Taxes for your eight-bedroom, six-bathroom, 6,000-plus square foot brick mansion are $14,000. Guest quarters at the rear to rent out. Stats on the jump.

Read the rest of this entry

Friday Real Estate Porn: 1793 Saugerties Frame House, $765,000

Oh, this is sweet. Another low-ceiling with beams pad, but 815 Blue Mountain Road looks like it gets lots of light, has wonderful landscaping an that tiny stone cottage. This 1793 frame house–it’s sort of salt box-ish, isn’t it?–has a nice kitchen, pond views, stream frontage (and a swimming hole!!), nice patio, five acres. I could go on, but I’ll let you just drool over the pictures, if old houses are your thing. Here’s a tantalizing bit from the description: “There is also a stunning guest house with full kitchen, living room, 2-car garage and loft storage. The stone smokehouse would make a great studio.” Located west of 87, right near the mountains.

Read the rest of this entry

Friday Real Estate Porn: 304-year-old Rhinecliff Cottage, $729,000

While it’s far out of my price range, 6 Long Dock Road seems like a really good deal to me. It’s in the lovely little hamlet of Rhinecliff, a few strokes from the Amtrak station and less than a 10-minute drive to downtown Rhinebeck. Yes, yes, the ceilings are low, which is always the case in these very old stone houses of upstate New York, but those beams are quite amazing. This is a place to take your friends and impress the heck out of them. It’s on five acres, very close to the Hudson River, with lovely landscaped grounds, and — score! — a great little one-bed guest cottage (the kitchen in the guest house is far more appealing to me than the teal-slathered kitchen in the main house) and artist’s studio. I imagine that the upkeep of such a place is rather strenuous. You’ll need some version of a caretaker if you’re not going to live here full time, or if you’re going to live here full time but still have some room in your schedule for, you know, work. (We do plan to do a post on caretakers for second homes soon, btw). Taxes, alas, look to be above $13,000. Save some room in the budget for that.

Here’s one incredible thing about this place: central air! In a 300-year-old house! For some reason, that gives me extra faith in the renovation. Please buy it and let me have the guest house! Slideshow below, and stats on the jump.

Read the rest of this entry

Spacious Cold Spring Village Home for $895,000 or $3,5550/mo

We’re posting this Cold Spring Victorian even though we don’t have any interior photos because it’s so pretty on the outside. Neat white trim, deep wrap-around porch, mountain views, elevated lot offering privacy and a convenient village location. What’s not to love? The fact that the realtor doesn’t offer any photos of the “library” or this home’s 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. If you’re not ready to commit, the house is also available for rent for $3550/month.

Stats on the jump. Read the rest of this entry

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. Read the rest of this entry

Friday Real Estate Porn: Residential + Commercial in Shokan, $965,000

Is your dream to open a restaurant upstate? A furnishings store? Upstate’s first drive-thru wine bar (just joking). I’m loathe to proselytize, but I have to admit this place looks pretty cool. It’s on Route 28, the main drag west of I-87 from Kingston, and has two acres with a contemporary residence behind it. The original building, from 1948, seems to have been a curio shop, a restaurant and a garage in its past lives, and it would be great if someone would buy it and open an animation studio/educational video company (then hire my husband so we can move up there). According to the listing, some 15,000 people drive by it every day. If you could get 10 percent of them to stop by…. Stats on the jump. Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: