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Greene County Pick of the Week: Sal’s Mad Men Era Catskills Getaway in Coxsackie for $163,000

I probably wouldn’t have noticed this nondescript 1960s Coxsackie ranch if I hadn’t recently fallen in love with this great website RetroRenovation. I wouldn’t touch those (birch?) cabinets in the kitchen or that brick and brass fireplace. I even love the pajama striped wallpaper, and that screened-in porch looks perfect for afternoons spent sipping Tom Collins.

With nearly 3 acres, there is enough room for a bright aquamarine pool—-and looks like there’s already a pond. The property offers an outbuilding studio, too. So which Mad Men character would make this his weekend home? I’m saying Sal, giving the retro-cool, the relative privacy and that great address: Johnny Cake Lane!

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New Baltimore Farmhouse with Pasture & Pond for $253,000

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First, open house alert! Heartland Realty will be showing this pretty New Baltimore farmhouse tomorrow, July 9, from 11-2 pm.

I think this listing has a lot to offer. The main building is a spacious 1890 Center Hall Colonial revival, with four bedrooms (including one with a fireplace), two baths, and well-preserved details throughout. The kitchen looks a little tight, but the relatively roomy formal dining room and living room balance that out, and they would give you space to open the kitchen up. (Sadly, the MLS doesn’t include a floor plan.) The park-like property comes with a pond and a nice 3.4 acres, a large barn and  a 2 car garage. The lot across the street is also for sale, which would give you an additional 2.8 acres.  The house is in town, but it’s just down the road from the Hannacroix Creek Nature Preserve, which boasts “113 acres, waterfalls, scenic vistas and hiking trails.”  While some of the updates are a little too country kitsch for my tastes, the home is in “excellent” condition. I think there are a lot of ways to make this one your own, but there wouldn’t be any urgency to start renovating.

New Baltimore is a classic Hudson riverfront town, with about 3,400 residents and a ton of well-preserved, historically protected nineteenth-century homes. As it’s farther north and less commercially developed than Saugerties and Kingston’s Roundout area, it’s cheaper, too, but it has all the Hudson views and wild country access you could wish for.

Listing Details after the jump—and let us know if you go to this Open House!

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