Just because you want to live east-of-Hudson within 90 minutes of NYC doesn’t mean you have to go broke in the process. Upstater recommends searching in southeastern Dutchess and northeastern Putnam County, starting with this Dover Plains cottage.
Commute like crazy on the Metro-North from this idyllic, Tenmile River cottage. Don’t worry; you’ll still feel a million miles away from the city’s hustle/bustle on 2.3 acres of land shielded from Old Route 22 by a line of trees.
According to the listing, the three-bedroom, 1,353-square-foot abode was built by the current owner and features rough-sawn pineboard and batton siding, a new roof, front porch, and side deck. The owner also built the accompanying guest cottage on this property.
Interior perks include radiant heat floors, two master suites (one on each floor), and a wood stove. The kitchen comes with a vintage (and functioning!) 1930s 8-burner, gas/wood fire combo stove.
You won’t want for river views thanks to an abundance of windows and double glass doors…
…and, best of all, you can watch the Tenmile roll by from the big wrap-around deck, ideal for either contemplative, quiet mornings over coffee, or summertime cookouts with guests who can crash overnight in their own guest house. The house’s owner/builder thought of everything!
Regardless of whether you’re considering this property for full-time living or weekend retreating, you’re going to need either cash or a rehab loan to claim it.
Located in the southern Dutchess County town of Dover, just west of the NY/CT line. Catch the train in Wingdale at the Harlem Valley/Wingdale station (less than five minutes’ drive), Dover Plains (less than 10 minutes), or Pawling (less than 15 minutes).
If you’re interested in house-hunting east-of-Hudson and need some bang for your buck, stick with Upstater all this week as we feature our favorite real estate listings in southeast Dutchess and northeast Putnam County.
Need all the details on this Dover Plains cottage? Find out more about 480 Old Route 22, Dover Plains from RE/MAX.