Car-Free Country House: Manitou Arts and Crafts Victorian, $660,000

We’re not sure you could get much closer to the Manitou Metro-North train station without living in it. Wouldn’t you rather live in this lovely house, instead?

Located at the end of a dead-end drive, this house has an amazing view of the river right out of the window above the sink. So hey, if you’re going to be standing at the sink, washing glasses, thinking about life and mankind’s purpose in the universe (What else is there to think about while dishes?), you might as well be looking at this:

The house was built in 1890, and it’s got a fabulous wrap-around porch, a beautiful dining room with big picture windows, and a fireplace in the living. Price was reduced by a whopping $89,000 back in May of last year. Be warned: Taxes are steep at $13,450.

Since it’s right on the Metro-North line, it possible to hop on and take it to a variety of places. Peekskill is one stop south and Garrison is one stop north. NYC is an hour south by car, closer to 2 hours by train. Bear Mountain Bridge, which takes you to the west side of the Hudson, is less than 2 miles away.

8 Manitou Ridge, Garrison (Houlihan/Lawrence) GMAP
Asking Price: $660,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 2500
Year Built: 1890
Land: .73 acres
Taxes: $13,450
Features: Hudson River front

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