What would you do with this temptingly priced Upstate schoolhouse for sale? It’s in New Baltimore, a lovely, historic riverfront hamlet that we’ve written about before and we really like. Public School No. 1 doesn’t offer acreage or country views, but it does offer lots of space—5,568 square feet to be exact, zoned residential, commercial and mixed use. It’s not a house now–it’s currently being used as a studio and exhibition space by a local artist—so making it one would require some investment. (I wish I could get some photos of the bathrooms. Do they have teeny-tiny elementary school toilets?)
I think it would make a great group buy among friends. We could have our little country offices/ studios, and at lunch, take a little walk to the Hudson or the nearby nature preserve. What a lovely way to live/work.
Asking Price: $149,000
Square feet: 5,568
Land: .5 acres
Thruway exit: 21b/Coxsackie
Distance to NYC: 135 miles; 2 hours, 7 minutes