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RoTW: Germantown Barn, $4,500/month

190 main street germantown ny

Torn between wanting seclusion and needing to be close to civilization? Here’s a summer rental where you can have both. This renovated barn is located in Germantown, Columbia County. It’s not only stunning inside, it’s also located on 3 acres right in the center of town, walking distance to Otto’s Market and other village amenities. You can get it for $6,000 for a single month, or you can rent it for the entire summer for $4,500/month. Obviously, you should rent it for the entire summer in order to save money. It’s the sensible thing to do, after all.

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Category: Columbia County, Germantown, Rentals, Village

By: kandyharris | 18 March 2014 12:00 PM | 6 Comments

Leaving Germantown for Woodstock


That’s what Germantown’s most famous resident, Sonny Rollins, did recently, according to the Wall Street Journal. “For the past 40 years I lived on the other side of the Hudson River in Germantown, N.Y., in a small farmhouse built in the late 1880s,” he writes in this first-person piece. His wife died in 2004, and Rollins has lived there alone since then, in a house that’s less suited for him as time passes. “Last year the farmhouse became physically uncomfortable for a guy my age,” he continues. “The staircase leading to the second floor was steep and dangerous—I fell there one time. The house also was drafty in the winter and spring. My feet get cold easily now and I needed to be warm, so it was time to move.”

He moved to Woodstock, he says, for the central heat in the house, but also because of the company of so many of his musician pals who live there — perhaps it’s a slightly easier town for aging in place. But the hilly west side of the river does have some disadvantages. “In Germantown, I had plenty of open sky and could see the stars at night,” he writes. “I also could see the Catskill Mountains across the river—where I live now in Woodstock. Now, with all the tall fir trees outside my new home, I can only see a patch of sky out my windows and a little bit of the moon.”

That’s all right, he says. Because, in addition to central heating, his new house has soul.

Category: Germantown, upstate new york, Woodstock

By: lisa | 30 April 2013 01:00 PM | No Comments

Rental of the Week: Germantown Oddfellows Loft, $1200/month

Don’t let the paint-peeling, slightly run-down exterior fool you. The inside of this 3-bedroom loft in Germantown is pretty snazzy. Formerly an Oddfellows‘ lodge and meeting place, it has everything you’d expect from a roomy loft: High ceilings, wide open spaces, plus hardwood floors and nice details like the wainscotting. It’s also next door neighbors with Otto’s Market. Plus, the listing says there’s an additional 1200 square feet available on the third floor. For $1200 a month? Not too shabby.

Beds: 3

Baths: 1

Square feet: 1200

4 Church Avenue, Germantown (Gary DiMauro) GMAP

Category: Columbia County, Germantown, Rentals, upstate new york, Village

By: kandyharris | 15 January 2013 11:15 AM | No Comments

Old House Dreams: Gothic Revival in Germantown, $1,050,000

Folks, we love reading the blog Old House Dreams, which compiles the most beautiful vintage homes across the country for your reading pleasure. And we managed to convince the blogstress of Old House Dreams, Kelly DeLong, to do us the great honor of sharing some of her picks with us once a month. This week, she’s found a beauty in Germantown that she’ll tell you all about. 


Alexander Jackson Davis and Andrew Jackson Downing made popular this style of country cottages with their architectural pattern books featuring Gothic Revivals, or this particular style also referred to Carpenter Gothic.

Known as The Peary Homestead this property shows the influences of these architects with board-and-batten siding, steep gables and decorative vergeboards. It features professionally designed perennial gardens with rare ornamental plantings, bluestone terraces, a lap pool with a winter garden, 2-story carriage house with guest suite, a greenhouse/shed, heritage orchard and seasonal Hudson River views.

The 10 room, 3200 square foot house has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sits on 3.31 acres with the main level offering a living room with fireplace, dining room with custom woodwork, chef’s kitchen and great room with a Haddenstone fireplace, fountain and marble floors.

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Category: Architecture, Columbia County, Germantown, More than a mill, Old House Dreams, upstate new york

By: oldhousedreams | 11 October 2012 12:00 PM | 2 Comments