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Cold Spring Village Starter Home for $319,000

This little Cold Spring house has nice curb appeal. I like the graceful porch and Victorian village exterior charm. It’s close enough to the train station to allow you to walk, so you could have village living with quasi-Brooklyn-level transportation ease. Oh, but with off-street parking.

The house is small, though, just two beds and one bath. The lot is fairly small too, so I’m not sure about the possibilities for expansion. There is, however, an outbuilding that could be used as a separate workspace. Maybe you can build a rope bridge and put a bathroom in there.

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Cold Spring Village Bungalow, $429,000

Both 8 B Street and 10 B Street are currently for sale, but 8 has a dearth of interior pictures that makes me nervous. Number 10, on the other hand, has some potential. Porch, renovated kitchen, nice stone detailing, fireplace, and a great spot: walking distance to downtown, parks and the river. It has only one bathroom, definitely a minus, and just a teeny weeny city lot. Anyone looking to relocate permanently? Stats on the jump.

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Cold Spring Village Home with Garden for $430,000

This 1870 Cold Spring village home offers a nice combination of Main Street convenience and lush garden access. While it comes with just under an acre of land, the yard has a well-established garden and a working outdoor brick fireplace so you can pretend you’re Gwyneth Paltrow and make brick oven pizza for your spawn.

It’s pretty, too. I don’t see a ton of detail here and the ceilings look a bit low, but the house still offers those nice blue shutters and that deep porch and lots and lots of windows. There’s also a two car garage and a barn on the property. Stats on the jump. Read the rest of this entry

Town of the Week: Cold Spring

I admit that most of my experience with Cold Spring comes from admringi an adorable cluster of waterfront homes from the window of a passing train (yes, the Metro North does stop there). Still, I’ve poked around enough times, and read enough, that I feel like I can endorse the place. After all, Frommers calls it “the most visitor-friendly small town on the Hudson.” And, of course, several newspapers have called it, “a little slice of Brooklyn.” My god, Brooklyn really gets around.

I once called the place “shi-shi” to the objection of my friends who were considering moving there. It is expensive–at least the charming, historic parts–but not particularly fancy. (Average listing price as of writing this piece is over $700,000). Is that preferable to the opposite–affordable but snobby? Not sure. Anyway, it does have a real downtown, although filled mostly with antique shops and such (a nice rundown on this website, Cold Spring Living). Some cafes, a pizza joint, a couple of charming B&Bs…you get the picture. It’s quaint, but not too quaint. If you’ve looked or bought here, please send in your reviews!

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