Try this Dover Plains farm on for size if you’re looking for an affordable fifty acres plus gracious farmhouse and red barn…
So, what would you do with this farm? Vineyard, to capitalize on the Hudson Valley’s solid reputation as a good place to grow some grapes? Organic veggie farm, ideal for those looking to self-sustain in the verdant valley? Private equestrian oasis with ne’er a neighbor in sight? Whatever you’ve got in mind, you can do it on 48.8 acres in rural southeast Dutchess County, just 90 minutes from NYC and five minutes from the Harlem Valley-Wingdale Metro-North station.
The main farmhouse was built 1860 and remains lovingly-maintained, with three bedrooms and 2,212 square feet. First floor layout includes living room with wood stove, den/library, formal dining room, and a kitchen with lots of counter space, a large sink, and sliding glass doors that open onto the stone patio.
The second floor is set up with the bedrooms, plus another full bath in addition to the master en suite. That means the kids get their own full bathroom, far, far away from your clean, clutter-free master bath. We call that a win-win.
Spend your summers right at home, swimming or paddling around your private, spring-fed pond. In the winter, put on those skates and fight the cold-weather blues. The property’s big red barn needs a full renovation, top-to-bottom, but it offers potential as a guest house or work-from-home studio.
This property exemplifies what we love about southeastern Dutchess/northeastern Putnam County: Affordable properties with some land to go with them, within great communities and 90 minutes from NYC. That’s why Upstater’s featuring those properties this week. Want to see more? Go here, here, or here.
Want to make this Dover Plains farm your own? Find out more about 81 Cricket Hill Road, Dover Plains from Gillian Stewart Real Estate.