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Car-Free Country House: Red Hook Colonial, $350,000

78 fraleigh street red hook ny

Our recent discover of the Dutchess County LOOP bus has opened a few more doors for car-free possibilities. This lovely center hall Colonial, for example, is located in the Dutchess County village of Red Hook, and the center of town is a stop on the LOOP which will get passengers to the Metro-North train station in Poughkeepsie in just a touch over 30 minutes. Not too shabby, in our estimation. The house is walking distance to both the bus stop and town, where you’ll find plenty of places at which to shop and eat, and schools are within walking distance, as well. This house falls squarely into “Goldilocks” territory: Pretty, close to town, reasonably-priced, and sitting on a full acre of land. In other words, just right.

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Category: $300000 to $499000, Car-Free Country Home, Dutchess County, Red Hook, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 2 January 2014 11:30 AM | No Comments

Car-Free Country House: West Hurley Split-Level, $279,000

54 holland dr west hurley ny

We know: A split-level Ranch? That just isn’t done here at Upstater! Well, it is. Especially when it’s a split-level Ranch that looks as nice as this one. No generic split-levelness inherent here; the house has a unique, serene feel to it, thanks in part to the existence of a sunroom, lots of windows to let in the light, and a location that certainly feel like the country, even though it’s only about a few miles from Woodstock. So what makes it Car-Free? It’s about a half-mile from the Hurley Ridge Market, which is a great place to shop, and the market also happens to be where the Trailways bus will stop and pick you up, if you flag it down. It could be doable without a car, although it’s probably easier to make it Car-Light: Drive yourself to the Market and flag down the bus for commuting.

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Category: $200000 to $299000, Car-Free Country Home, Ulster County, West Hurley

By: kandyharris | 26 December 2013 11:30 AM | No Comments

Car-Free Country House: Kerhonkson Colonial, $149,000

15 east street kerhonkson ny

This is what we like to see in a Car-Free house: Cute, inexpensive, convenient to stuff (the Shortline bus stops a half-mile away), and the price includes more than one building. With this one, you get a carriage house and an additional structure on .7 acres. It also comes with its own stream. We would do some stuff to the interior, like paint the amazing technicolor dream walls, replace the light fixtures, and a few other cosmetic touches, but it doesn’t look like it would take much to get this house ship-shape. We would also do some landscaping and add some privacy plantings to the front yard. Lots of potential here.

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Category: $100000 to $199000, Car-Free Country Home, Kerhonkson, Ulster County

By: kandyharris | 18 December 2013 11:30 AM | No Comments

Car-Free Country House: Rhinecliff Cottage, $439,000

1 vanderburg street rhinecliff ny

A bit steep for a 1 bed/1 bath? Perhaps, although this property does include two additional guest cottages, which might make the price a little more doable, particularly for someone looking for a place right next to the Amtrak station in Rhinecliff. We love the look of it. Very cozy and rustic with a sweet kitchen that includes butcher block counter tops and plenty of shelf space. We’re curious about the extra guest cottages, since the listing does not include photos of the interiors. The property is pretty: Lots of green and a shaded yard. In case you don’t know the score with Rhinecliff, there are a couple of restaurants near the train station but no place to grocery shop, unless you count Montgomery Place Orchards, which is about two miles away in Red Hook. But it’s a seasonal market, and this year, it shut down on December 8th. When will Rhinecliff get themselves a food store? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Category: $300000 to $499000, Car-Free Country Home, Dutchess County, Rhinecliff, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 11 December 2013 11:30 AM | 1 Comment