Colonial in Amenia, $160,000

  |  July 26, 2012

Given the price of this circa-1900 Colonial farmhouse in the hamlet of Wassaic (town of Amenia), a buyer could turn this place into something amazing. Not that it doesn’t look completely liveable now, but the kitchen is blah, and we kind of cringed at the dropped-tile ceilings and the light fixtures. Otherwise, the floors look good, and it’s sitting on nearly 14 acres. The Wassaic Metro North station is mere steps away, and it’s close to a couple of restaurants.

It’s also right next door to the Wassaic Project, a cultural center situated in a gigantic barn. Every summer, they host a three-day festival of music, art, and dance, and it’s completely free of charge. This year, it’s August 3-5. Camping on the site is available for $40 (with preregistration), or you can volunteer your time and camp for free. Is anyone planning on attending this? It looks like a really good time.

Sorry, we got off track there for a minute. Back to the house. It still has its original moldings, and we dig the big front porch. Looks like it could be a worthy investment as a weekend house, especially considering its proximity to the train station.

206 Old Route 22, Amenia (Prudential Serls) GMAP
Asking Price: $160,000
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Square Feet: 1,360
Year Built: 1900
Land: 13.75 acres
Taxes: $2,738
Features: Big front porch, lots of land, walking distance to Metro North.

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