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Greene County House of the Week: $250,000 Farmhouse with Million Dollar Views

This Prattsville vintage farmhouse is lovely, but for me, it’s all about those views. The property comes with a 1.26 acres—nothing to sneeze at if you’re a Brooklynite—but it feels like so much more. I love that field overlooking the mountains, and all the possibilities it suggests. Giant vegetable garden? Pool?

The house itself offers plenty of room for a family + guests. I’d love to see it without furniture to get a better sense of its bones. Stats and map on the jump. Read the rest of this entry

5-Bedroom Victorian Farmhouse in Gardiner, $329,000

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In general, when an upstate New York real estate listing shows more pictures of the surroundings (and the sun setting over mackerel skies) than the interiors, you should be nervous. But a quick peek inside this five-bedroom Victorian in Gardiner, N.Y. shows no offenses, other than perhaps a bit too much country charm; the decor is a little shabby chic for our taste.

We met a woman who lives in Queens and keeps a second home in Gardiner last week, and she gave it the full thumbs up: rural, quiet, friendly, close to New Paltz if you want a nice dinner or trip to the museum, but far enough away to not be surrounded by drunken hippie college students.

The main problem we can see with this house for sale in Gardiner, N.Y. is that it’s on a busy road–they call it Albany Post Road, but they mean Route 9. Still, it has three private acres, four bathrooms and meadow and mountain views–a bit of traffic might be worth it.

1538 Albany Post Road, Gardiner, N.Y.
Distance to NYC: 65 miles; one hour, 50 minutes
Transportation: Bus to New Paltz
Land: 3.3 acres
Neighbors? No
Water: No
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4

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