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Cornwallville Estate, $725,000

593 cornwallville road cornwallville ny

Here’s something different: A 19 acre estate in Cornwallville (a hamlet in Durham, Greene County), once owned by the son of a Brooklyn soda water magnate, complete with its own 9 hole golf course. The property is fascinating and fun to ogle at, especially the round oak room with the center fireplace and a ceiling emblazoned with heraldic symbols (according to the history on the listing page, the first owner’s brother-in-law, artist Karl L.H. Muller, designed the round oak room). The interior of the main house needs some updating since it looks a bit dated to us. Still, it’s quite an estate. Just a side note: The listing puts the taxes at $3,665, which seemed low even for Durham. So we double checked, and they’re more like $8,000.

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Category: $500000 to $749999, Durham, Greene County, Rural, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 2 April 2014 09:30 AM | 1 Comment

RoTW: Icicle House in Durham, $1,300/month

47 oak hill road durham ny

The town of Durham is located in Greene County, just north of Cairo. It’s a pretty area in the Northern Catskills, with the Catskill Creek running through it. Within the town of Durham is the hamlet of Oak Hill, home to some nice historical buildings, including this extremely eye-catching red icicle house. The house was built in 1845 and renovated in 2008, and it’s situated on 4 acres right on the creek. The interior is clean and straight-forward, with plank flooring and French doors. We like the exterior, too, and you certainly can’t miss it driving through the hamlet. It’s available immediately for a 12-month lease, according to the listing.

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Category: Durham, Greene County, Rentals, Waterfront

By: kandyharris | 1 October 2013 11:30 AM | No Comments

Five-Figure Fridays: Durham Clapboard, $99,000

We always appreciate it when a house’s problems are profiled, not hidden. So the photos of stripped stairs and worn floors don’t scare us. This full-o-potential center hall colonial has five beds, three baths, four acres.

The listing notes that, while it needs TLC, it’s very livable while you work. And once it’s done you can try to rent it out for the skiers at Windham. Durham is a sweet little town, lots of Irish-owned businesses and the Zoom Flume Water Park, among other attractions, and a quiet spot in the northern Catskills. Not much in the way of public transit (though you can take a train to Hudson, about 25 minutes away), but about 2.5 hours from Brooklyn if you hit traffic right.

4083 ROUTE 20, Durham, NY. $99,000. GMAP

Category: Durham, Five Figure Fridays, Greene County, Less than $100000, Rural

By: lisa | 13 July 2012 02:29 PM | No Comments

Luxurious Log House, Durham, $629,000

The Durham area certainly has its share of log cabins, but none quite a spectacular is this beauty here. And not only is the house itself spectacular, but the view is not too shabby, either. We would never grow weary of looking out on this while sitting on the gigantic, wrap-around deck.

As far as the interior goes, it’s got a truly amazing fireplace that towers above the living room, reaching the apex of the cathedral ceilings. It’s got all the benchmarks of a house that you want to entertain guests in: Open floor plan, stunning kitchen that you want people to see, huge dining room and living room areas, plus a finished basement for an extra place to play. And the upstairs is just as lovely as the rest.

The property is located in West Durham (not East; sometimes we extend our view so we can include some of these really great houses), and it’s at the end of a scenic road. Plenty private, but still just a few miles away from all the good stuff in the area, like skiiing at Windham Mountain, a mere six miles away.

La Rosa Lane, Durham (Coldwell Banker) GMAP
Asking Price: $629,000
Beds: 5
Baths: 3
Square Feet: 2808
Year Built: 2010
Land: 2-5 acres
Taxes: Unknown
Features: Fireplace, amazing view


Category: $500000 to $749999, Durham, Greene County, Rural, upstate new york

By: kandyharris | 29 February 2012 09:30 AM | No Comments