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Mountaindale Storefront/Apartment, $900/mo.

47 main street mountaindale ny

First off, yes, it’s a rental. We came across it too late for yesterday’s RoTW post. Secondly, we don’t know Mountaindale at all, except that it’s located in the town of Fallsburg in Sullivan County, which has a large Hasidim population and it has a history of deep poverty. There are are several nice-looking properties in the hamlet, and we loved the look of this live/work arrangement on Main Street, and the rent is so reasonable, we suspicious about why that would be. Includes a storefront and 3 bed/1.5 bath apartment upstairs with its own balcony off the master bedroom. If you know from Mountaindale, please tell us about it!

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Category: Live/Work, Mountaindale, Rentals, Sullivan County, Village

By: kandyharris | 5 February 2014 09:50 AM | 3 Comments

From the Listings: A Homestead with History

This interesting property was recently entered into our self-service real estate listings (hey, it’s only twenty-five bucks to add your property for sale!). It’s on 92 acres atop a hill in the Sullivan County town of Mountaindale, and the owner has written a whole history of the place for your knowledge and pleasure. The home itself — three beds, two-and-a-half baths, 2,300 square feet — looks a little bit humble but full of possibility, and the land sounds pretty sweet: “The ponds overlook the mountains and overflow over a 10 foot water fall and the water returns back to the stream that once flushed the outhouse for over 100 years.” Okay, the outhouse part is not as sweet, but there’s indoor plumbing now! Asking price: $450,000.

When We Say Depressed Real Estate Market…

An abandoned bungalow, a mile from the photographer's home

Since one of us bought a house up here, and the other one devotes far too much time to investigating the purchase of an upstate house, it’s clear that we believe there are deals to be had in the current Upstate real estate market.

Another ex-New Yorker, Raymon Elozua, believes the same, and moved up to Mountaindale, N.Y. to live among the ghosts of buildings that he found around him. (Mountaindale, by the way, is part of that same general area covered in yesterday’s Bungalow Envy post–the Sullivan County stretch that still has plenty of functional, happily inhabited places, as well). His project is Vanishing Catskills, a pictorial map of abandoned Borscht Belt buildings within 10 miles of his home. Sadly, there are a lot of them.

He sees them as ruins, as testaments to Sullivan County’s heyday and decline, but also as interesting on a sculptural and architectural level. We see them as full of potential. We truly believe that in these tough times, folks are searching for economical getaways, and that reviving the bungalow colony is a great way to do it. We’re going to come back as developers in our next lives.

Another interesting thing about Vanishing Catskills: you can buy Elozua’s photo books directly from Apple. Definitely worth having as a coffee table book if you’re joining the ranks of Upstaters.

Category: Bungalow Colonies, Catskills, Mountaindale, Second Homes, Sullivan County

By: lisa | 20 May 2011 01:12 PM | 2 Comments