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Car-Free Country House: Peekskill Victorian, $449,900

Okay, admittedly, this Peekskill Victorian is a little far south (Westchester County) to be called a “country” house, but sometimes it’s worth it to bend even our own self-imposed rules every now and again. Especially when a house looks like this one. Cool details inside (woodwork) and outside (two-story tiny private balcony).

It’s also a half-mile from the Peekskill Metro-North station as well as the river, and it’s within walking distance to a bunch of places in town, so kicking it car-free seems fairly easy.

Besides, even if it’s not right in the country, it’s still this close to the country. See how close?

367 Smith Street, Peekskill (J. Phillip Real Estate) GMAP
Asking Price: $449,900
Beds: 5
Baths: 2.5
Square Feet: 3784
Year Built: 1887
Land: .17 acres
Taxes: $13,000
Features: Three fireplaces, full finished third floor

Rental of the Week: Peekskill Studio, $1,375/month

Look what $1,375 a month gets you in the city of Peekskill: a 900-square-foot live/work studio with an enormous terrace in a most intriguing building. It’s within walking distance to a bunch of restaurants, cafes, bars, and even a Kung Fu studio. And it’s right next door to the Paramount Center for the Arts.

The city of Peekskill has become a bit of an artist’s enclave, and home to well-known events like Art Along the Hudson. There’s even a city-run artist’s co-op called the Peekskill Art Lofts, which offers affordable living/working spaces for qualified participating artists. This studio is not part of this program, but it’s located in an artsy area of the city with galleries and studios, like Antonia Arts (which is also a performance venue). Even the rotunda in Peekskill City Hall is a public art gallery.

The terrace alone is worth the rent, and even though it’s a studio, it does have a full kitchen and bath, making a great live/work space. Throw up some dividers of your choosing and turn it into your enviable home. There are lots of windows, and plenty of natural light for the masterpiece you’re working on, or just to read by.

1016 Brown Street, Peekskill (Quest Realty) GMAP

Category: Architecture, Peekskill, Rentals, upstate new york, Urban, Westchester

By: kandyharris | 14 February 2012 11:27 AM | No Comments