Make 2020 the Year You Claim this Philmont Farmhouse for $299K

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This former Masonic Temple just outside of Hudson, NY offers an appealing exterior and sprawling, light-filled interior. 

Don’t worry; you won’t need to know the secret handshake to enter this 3,600-square-foot farmhouse. All you need is the desire to live in a bright, airy space large enough to experiment with a Minimalist lifestyle in the new year…and at least a 10% down payment, of course.

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The ground floor starts with a wrap-around, rocking-chair front porch that leads to the original front door with charming bird knocker…

…which opens into a front entry with high ceilings leading to a massive living room with parquet and hardwood flooring, multiple floor-to-ceiling windows, a marble fireplace, and original radiators.

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You might prefer a more modernized kitchen…

…and while you might have design ideas for the rest of the interior, you also might prefer a pure white space, uncluttered by anything but the absolute essentials.

Our favorite feature of this distinctive home is the auditorium on the second floor. Make it your dance, art, yoga, or music recording or performance studio. The listing suggests turning into a massive master suite, and that sounds pretty good, too!

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The half-acre lot is big enough for gardens, a deck, and cook-outs galore during the summer. There’s even a detached, two-car garage on the property.

Philmont, NY is hamlet situated less than ten miles from Hudson city on the Hudson River. It’s home to the High Falls Conservation Area, which provides up-close views of Columbia County’s highest waterfall at an impressive 150 feet tall.

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Need to get your hands on this former Masonic Temple? Find out more about 18 Church Street, Philmont, NY from Halstead

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