As we wrap up a week full of affordable first-homes/second-homes, we’ve enjoyed perusing a pocket of inexpensive and charming homes down in Sparrowbush, western Orange County, just north of Port Jervis. Sitting in the borderlands of both Pennsylvania and New Jersery, Sparrowbush is on the shores of the Delaware River and offers up this blue farmhouse on 2.6 acres of land, plus a detached guest cottage/studio, for less than $200,000. We love that the interior is flooded with natural light and includes lofty 18′ cathedral ceilings in the living room. By the way, the New Jersey Transit has a stop in Port Jervis. A ten minute taxi ride from the station to this farmhouse takes 10 minutes. Is it completely car-free? Not really, since you’ll need to drive to supplies, but we like to imagine such things are possible, anyway.
1 Shingle Kill Court, Sparrowbush (Hawk’s Nest Realty)