Affordable Farmhouse with Barn Apartment, $299K

Save some money by purchasing this 1900s farmhouse in eastern Columbia County, NY, then make some money renting out the barn apartment. 

This week on Upstater, we’ve been out near the MA border, trying to find the perfect location for accessing both the Berkshires and the Hudson Valley. If you’ve been looking for that location, too, and working with a modest home-buying budget, try this three-bedroom farmhouse on for size.

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Speaking of size, the interior sports 2,070 square feet of space, complete with a big living room/dining area and kitchen. The main house has been recently renovated, featuring a new kitchen, baths, wood floors, and tiling.

Original, early-20th-century details include a cute corner hutch in the living room, a brick fireplace, beamed ceilings, and crown moldings…

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…and, in addition to the dining area, the kitchen is large enough for casual meals. A big pantry will set you up nicely for the next Apocalypse…

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…and, up on the second floor are the home’s three bedroom, plus a full bath. Overall, the main house looks to be in good condition if in need of some cosmetic jazzing-up to suit your taste.

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Some jazzing-up is in order for the barn apartment, too, but the potential is here to make this a chic short-term rental to pull in extra income. After all, there’s certainly more than enough room; the property is 12.5 acres in size and comes with a pond, deck attached.

Not only is this property adjacent to the Berkshires, it’s also close to northern Dutchess County, NY, Hudson, NY, Pittsfield, Great Barrington, the Catskills, the Mid-Hudson Valley…even southern Vermont is less than an hour’s drive.

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Seeing the potential in this 1900s farmhouse? Find out more about 120 Beebe Pond Road, Canaan, NY from Schoenfeld French & Lull.

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