Historic House in Cornwall, $279,000

  |  February 14, 2012

Cornwall has a reputation of being too pricey for most of us, so we made it our goal this week to come up with at least two properties under $300,000 that don’t need work. We were pleasantly surprised to find out it wasn’t quite as difficult an endeavor as we thought it would be. Here’s one on an acre of land with a wooded backyard and a stream.

The house was built in 1893, and even though it’s located on a an acre of land, it’s still close to Main Street Cornwall. The price was reduced $10,000 on January 19.

The hardwood floors are beautiful and rough-hewn, and we love the cast-iron-looking details on the kitchen cabinets. The stained glass window on the front door is a nice touch, as are the built-in shelves in the living room and entryway.

It’s hard to resist an historic home like this one, especially one that’s cozy, on plenty of land, and priced to sell. Hasbrouk Avenue is located in a nice neighborhood, too.

But there’s always a catch, isn’t there? Just when we were starting to get comfortable with the idea that Cornwall is perhaps not the well-monied enclave we thought it was, we were reminded once again about one thing (cue the scary music): TAXES. Oh, the cost of living, she is high in Cornwall. This property clocks in at $8,250. We’ve seen much higher, of course, but that’s high enough to make an impact on your monthly nut.

30 Hasbrouck Avenue, Cornwall (RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group) GMAP
Asking Price: $279,000
Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 1,628
Year Built: 1893
Land: 1.1 acres
Taxes: $8,250
Features: Plank floors, attic could be turned into additional living space

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