These Two Historic Homes are Under $70K Each, But There’s a Catch…

Seasoned historic house rehabbers: A c.1828 stone house and a c.1760 cottage need your expertise.  

While their listing prices are low, both of these cool old houses – located in Otsego and Rensselaer Counties, respectively – need a lot of work. However, these two houses also present a boatload of potential for those experienced in restoring antique homes.

2570 State Highway 28, Milford, NY: $51K

This Federal-style home in Otsego County, NY was constructed from local stone and timber, and its striking facade is, for the most part, intact. You’ll need to fill in the missing stone exterior. As for the 3,600-square-foot interior, it boasts period details like cherry and oak floors, pocket doors, and recessed windows. Also includes five bedrooms, three baths, and a lot size of nearly an acre.

Situated about 15 miles north of Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the world-renowned Ommegang Brewery. For more information on this property, visit Bensore Real Estate.

534 River Road, Schodack Landing, NY: $69,900

There’s a lot of beauty and charm still left in this Colonial cottage that was built over 100 years before the Civil War. In fact, according to the listing, there was once a tavern on the lower floor. Includes wide plank floors and beamed ceilings, as well two fireplaces, three bedrooms, two baths, and 2,310 square feet…all of which will need rehabbing, of course.

Located on 1.3 acres in Schodack Landing hamlet, Rensselaer County, just across the road from the Hudson River’s east side. For more information on this property, check out the listing here.

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