It was exactly this time of year two years ago that we first went to look at the house we ended up buying. We ended up buying a place, in an area that we really didn’t know about or even start looking at until we found the listing for our place online. Now that we know the area and really like it, here are a few places for sale in and around Lexington that if we were looking right now, we’d probably take a look at:
This is more like what we thought we would end up getting – a smallish log cabin that needed some interior work, but that was in a beautiful rural location on a dead-end valley road. Though there isn’t a lot of land with this place (1.4 acres), it is right on the West Kill creek. Unfortunately, it looks like the 4.5 acres that was for sale right next door that would have been a nice addition to this property has sold.
Beech Ridge Road in Lexington has some of the best views in the area. But, you’ll need to bring your four wheel drive in the winter because the road it is twisty and steep in some parts. Although again, this place could use interior work, it looks like it has potential. It has 8 acres of land and a pond.
This place is CUTE, and it looks like it’s in a good location, on route 296 which is a relatively quite road that runs between Hunter and Windham so really nice for skiers. Unfortunately, it’s on less than an acre and has other houses right next to it, but it backs up against the Batavia Kill Creek, so it might feel more rural than it looks. Windham is a cool little ski town with a good Italian deli and a sweet local hardware store.
Also on Route 296, but closer to Hunter (in Jewett) are two houses for the price of one. It looks like they’ve done some nice deck building and landscaping. Could be a good opportunity to keep one house for yourselves and rent out the other house for winter skiers and summer visitors.
We heard a rumor that this place used to belong to someone famous, but it seems to have fallen on hard times and is now a bank sale (for cheap!) It’s definitely a project house, but looks like it still has some nice details. It sits on a hill above Route 42 (which at this end is relatively quiet). It’s either a half an acre or one and a half acres.
We drive up Rt 42 every Friday night and back every Monday morning, and we’ve noticed a lot of places for sale along the road. This place has been on the market since before we started looking two years ago. It’s unfortunate because it looks like it could be a really cool house – very classic chalet (which is not a style I usually like) but that you could totally kitch up and turn into a swiss-style rental for skiers (it’s pretty much equidistant between Hunter and Bellayre). But otherwise, if you’re looking for privacy and outdoor space, the location isn’t great. It overlooks Route 42 (at the lower southern end which has more traffic) and with only .77 acres doesn’t look like it has a yard or outdoor space besides the deck to hang out.
If you have $2.4 million dollars lying around, you might want to consider this place in Lexington. A HUGE house (7800 SF) decorated in a style I’ll call rich rustic, with 206 acres, caretakers house, stable, barn, tennis courts, ponds and a cool looking A-frame cottage with a fireplace. If you don’t like how it’s decorated, maybe you have a 100k or so also lying around so you can redecorate with your own personal touch.