Coxsackie Second Empire Victorian, $599,000

  |  March 8, 2012

We feel like this house could’ve come right out of The Secret Garden, minus the Cockney gardener and the cholera. Starting right from the ivy-lined brick entry with the wrought iron gate, this house is a beautiful, elegant throw-back, complete with little nooks and crannies to explore on the 3.5-acres upon which it graciously sits. Looks like a nice place to go for a bit of a ramble, don’t you think?

The inside is, you guessed it, quite stunning, too, although we’re not huge fans of the wallpaper in the stairway and the dining room. But that’s flagrant nit-pickery. This house is gorgeous, huge and a straight-up bargain at less than $600,000, especially since the buyer is also getting a separate studio building, a guest house (unfinished), and a detached two-car garage.

Coxsackie is rife with great houses like this one, many you can get for around $100 a square foot. Not sure if that’s a bargain? We looked at a couple of similar properties in Rhinebeck, for example, and they went for around a million. Taxes are a bit on the high side for this property compared most others we looked at in Coxsackie, it’s still worth a look.

(Oh, and just in case you’re bored with rambling around the grounds in your pantaloons, there is a basketball court upon which to get your game.)

49 Lafayette Avenue, Coxsackie (Heartland Realty) GMAP
Asking Price: $599,000
Beds: 7
Baths: 3
Square Feet: 4,654
Year Built: 1900
Land: 3.5 acres
Taxes: $11,160
Features: Gourmet kitchen, copper gutters, guest house, studio

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