Find Rustic, Country Charm in this Arts & Crafts Cottage, $235,000

  |  December 1, 2015
1581 County Route 5, Canaan, NY

Maybe it’s the entire room devoted to jarred food, but we’re getting a distinctly “let’s get away from all civilization” vibe off of this c.1920 Shake Arts & Crafts number in northeastern Columbia County. Located not far from the NY/CT border, the property isn’t exactly tucked away in the bosom of inhospitable mountains. But it’s set a bit off of Route 5 on over 2 acres, and the front porch faces the foothills of the Berkshires, so that’s close enough for us. Plus, it includes one of the snazziest garden sheds we’ve ever clapped eyes on, complete with a mini window box greenhouse. D’awww.

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The interior is outfitted with hardwood floors, living room woodstove/brick mantle, cherrywood kitchen cabinetry, soapstone basin sink/countertops, exposed ceilings beams, and huge windows, all within 1500 sq. ft. of space (3 beds/1.5 baths). Property includes lake rights to Queechy Lake, situated just down the road, for aquatic recreation in the summertime.

“Must be seen to be appreciated,” says the Trulia listing description. Well, we haven’t seen it in person, but we sure can appreciate it, anyway.

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