We profiled this house not long after Hurricane Irene had pummeled the lovely town of Phoenicia. The messages folks wanted to get out at the time were that a) the town was still kicking and b) plenty of properties on the market weren’t in the flood plain.
The message hasn’t quite penetrated, at least not enough to move this Dutch colonial. It has four beds, two baths, an in-ground salt water pool (with an electric pool cover), a home office and 2385 square feet. It qualifies as a car-free country house, since it’s within walking distance of the bus. Beautifully renovated inside, we think.
The hesitation might be the price, which, according to Trulia, is more than twice the average listing price these days. It was $495,000 when we profiled it, and is now listed at $474,900. The taxes are reasonable for the area, though, at less than $5,000 a year.