Archive for the ‘Chatham’ Category

Chatham Colonial, $1.85 million

7 thomas street chatham ny

This cira-1790s Colonial isn’t dripping with luxurious appointments or anything (at least, not like some of the other properties we looked at this week), but it’s rich in charm and history. We love the large country kitchen with the old rough beams, the wide plank floors, and the overall rustic feel to the place. Includes a guest wing and the possibility of more guest quarters in the barn, so feel free to invite us over for an extended visit. It’s all on 46 acres with a 21 stall horse barn, chicken coop, pool house (and, we assume, a pool comes with that), and caretaker’s apartment just in case the other two guest accommodations aren’t quite enough. It’s quite a lovely country retreat. A note on the listing address: It’s located on Thomas ROAD, not Thomas Street, about 3 miles north of Chatham village.

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Category: Chatham, Columbia County, More than a mill, Rural

By: kandyharris | 20 February 2014 09:30 AM | No Comments

RoTW: Chatham Compound, $4,000/mo.

16 bachus road chatham ny

Not ready to take the plunge into owning one of these luxury properties in Columbia County? Why not rent, instead? There are plenty of options on the rental market right now, like this farmhouse and barn with 500 feet of Kinderhook Creek frontage in Chatham. The main house is stunning in and of itself: Modern touches blended seamlessly with rustic reminders of the past, screened-in porch, lots of windows, etc. But the real bonus here is the renovated 19th century barn that’s included in the rent. It’s 1600 square feet with an open floor plan, high ceilings, and a loft. Perhaps this could be a possibility for a large family looking to split the property and the rent. Lot size is 1.5 acres. It’s also for sale for $825,000.

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Category: Chatham, Columbia County, Rentals, Waterfront

By: kandyharris | 18 February 2014 11:30 AM | No Comments

Chatham Schoolhouse Cottage, $199,000

4725 state route 66 chatham ny

This circa-1812 school house in the Columbia County hamlet of Malden Bridge was on the market for a while, then off the market, and now it’s back on the market for around $50,000 less than it was before. It’s such a great property located on 10 acres and includes its own swimming hole and Kinderhook Creek frontage. It also has a screened-in porch and an additional barn. There’s so much we love about it, like the bedroom with its own entrance and deck. The blog Salvaged Grace offered some suggestions on tweaking this property, and we liked a few of the ideas.

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Category: $100000 to $199000, Chatham, Columbia County, Rural, Waterfront

By: kandyharris | 6 September 2013 09:30 AM | No Comments

Upstater Destinations: Three Memorial Day Weekend Events


Yes, please.

If we attempted to innumerate all of the Memorial Day weekend events starting on Friday, we’d be here until next Memorial Day. Instead, we decided to pick three fun happenings we think you will enjoy as you officially kick off the unofficial start of summer.


Opening Day of the Saugerties Farmers Market, May 25, Main Street next to the Kiersted House (GMAP)

The Saugerties Farmers Market is always a good time, even if you don’t buy anything (and you will, believe us). And the folks who run it sure know how to start things off with a bang every year. This time around, the Farmers Market will have live music, chef’s demos, a kids’ arts and crafts table, and free soil testing by Cornell Cooperative Extension. And we all know that nothing says summer fun like free soil testing! Check out the list of upcoming events and the full roster of vendors on the Saugerties Farmers Market website.

Hudson Berkshire Food and Wine Festival, May 25-26, Columbia County Fairgrounds (GMAP)

If the Farmers Market just isn’t enough delicious, locally grown food for you, head up to Columbia County to the Food and Wine Festival. Whether you’re hankering for a hunk of spicy cheese from Worldling’s Pleasure or a bubbly glass of Blanc de Blanc from the Hudson-Chatham Winery, you’re going to find something yummy. Tons of chef’s demos are scheduled for the day. You can take a look here on the festival website.

Rhinebeck Antiques Fair, May 25-26, Dutchess County Fairgrounds (GMAP)

Had enough to eat? Now spend what’s left of your money on cool, old stuff. With more antiquities dealers than you can shake a stick at, the Rhinebeck Antiques Fair is a popular event around these parts. Parking is free for this event, but leave your pup at home since the fairgrounds are a pet-free zone. Find out everything that’s going on those two days on the antiques fair website.

If these selections don’t quite tickle your fancy, take a gander at Chronogram’s massive Memorial Day weekend events calendar. Oh, and make sure you just ignore the weather forecast. Trust us on that one.


From the Rhinebeck Antiques Show website