You could drop half a million on the barn conversion we posted about earlier today. It’s a gorgeous property, but it doesn’t come with a ton of land. Instead, you could head north to Columbia County, spend a little more, and get a full compound with 4500 square foot main house, equestrian farm on 19 acres, possible guest cottage, and an in-ground pool. That’s a bit more bang for your buck. The main house includes 8 bedrooms, and, according to the listing, the house was built using zero fossil fuels. So, pretty, spacious, and earth-friendly in its construction. It’s also located minutes to the Taconic Parkway, which makes commuting a bit more feasible.