Southern Ulster Arts & Crafts Cape on a Half-Acre 90 Minutes from NYC, $142,000


Need to stay close to the city but still want to buy an inexpensive home? Try this Craftsman Cape in southern Ulster/northern Orange County, less than an hour and a half from midtown Manhattan and 20 minutes from the Beacon Metro North station on the other side of the river.

For the listing price of under $150,000, this c.1928 1500 square foot house includes some new and newish features including new kitchen with silestone countertops, new flooring on the first floor, thermopane windows, 30 year roof, and new well pump in 2016. Officially includes two bedrooms, but there’s a main floor room that could be turned into an additional bedroom, and the walk-up attic sounds like a potential third-floor room, although no attic pictures are provided with the listing.

Sits on over a half-acre lot and comes with a back deck with a view of the neighbors’ pond. And, since we’re jaded like that, we couldn’t help but wonder if the pond floods after heavy rains. Property taxes are $4177/year.

23 Old Firehouse Road, Wallkill (Rand Realty)

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