One of the great things about Hillsdale is the variety of home prices. Just about everything on the market here is inviting, and you can spend $200K or two million, whichever suits you.
We spied these two compelling Greek revival farmhouses that looked pretty similar on paper and in pictures: about the same size, though the less expensive one has three beds and the more expensive has two.
478 Route 21 in Hillsdale is the three-bed, with two baths, 1,853 square feet and built in 1780. (Excuse the tiny photo — it’s all they had.) It has an adorable studio and sits on eight acres. The only thing we can make of the price — $245,000 — is that it’s right on Route 21, but that’s not the main drag of Route 23; it must simply be set too close to the road to fetch a premium price.
So why is 123 Taconic Creek Road, which has only two beds and 1,754 square feet, set at $750,000? For one thing, instead of code words like “charming,” it has name brands: Sub-zero and Viking. This place has undergone a major renovation, and now has all the comforts of a chef’s kitchen, meshed with original woodwork; it’s what a lot of folks are looking for.
This one was also built in 1780, and, indeed, it does have a beautiful kitchen. We’re not so sure about the key lime paint in the parlor, but that’s fixable. Very nicely located on a quiet street, just close enough to the Taconic. GMAP.