FSBO: 1905 Catskills house $250K

house-frontMy Boerum Hill neighbors are selling their very attractive 100+ year-old Arts and Crafts style house  in Tannersville, N.Y., about 2-1/2 hours from NYC.

Once part of the Onteora colony, a hotbed of artists and writers, it has 4BR, 2 baths, a fireplace and a screened porch, on 1.5 acres of wooded land.  Great for hikers and skiers; Hunter Mountain is only 5 miles away.

Asking price is $250K; taxes are under small-snowy-house-back$2,000/year.

For more info: Melissa Zexter, 718 858 6569 or mzexter@aol.com.


Small Colgate Lake is 3 miles away.

Colgate Lake is 3 miles away.

Tannersville has quite a colorful history.

“Settled shortly after the Revolution, Tannersville was a raucous place, filled with unshaven, two-fisted, hard-drinking men who worked in the tannery by day and partied hard at night in the frontier-like structures that sprang up to accommodate their trade. 1846, however, saw the collapse of the tanning business and the gradual rise of the summer resort trade, which reached its peak in 1882 when the railroad came to Tannersville.

With the railroad came New York’s glitterati…Tannersville came to be the center of the private parks, where wealthy and cultured people built substantial cottages…By 1890, Tannersville was a veritable who’s who of artists, writers, and scholars.” – Catskill Mountain Foundation

Please note: I am not a real estate broker and have no financial interest in the sale of this or any property mentioned on this blog.  I just like spreading the word about unique historic properties on the market, and what I believe are solid investment opportunities.

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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8 Responses to FSBO: 1905 Catskills house $250K

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Cara,
    Once again we seem to be traveling in the same real estate circles…I owned a house in Haines Falls, which is right outside Tannersville, for years and spent many lazy Sunday afternoons floating on Colgate Lake. Another wonderful place to go is Kaaterskill Falls, which can be hiked to by trails starting at North Lake. The Falls were a frequent subject for many of the Hudson River School painters, who used to summer at the long gone hotels at the top of the falls. Anyway, it’s a beautiful part of the world and the drive up Hunter Mountain (as long as it’s not icy) is fabulous.

  2. cara says:

    I’m not as familiar with that side of the Hudson, but I’ve been to Kaaterskill Falls (and I love the paintings)
    I’ll check out Greene County & environs when the weather gets warmer. I know there are some great real estate bargains up there.

  3. Melissa says:

    This looks like a great vacation rental.

  4. cara says:

    Yes it does Melissa – and having done that bit of research on Tannersville, I’m now very curious to go there. A few years back, apparently, in an attempt to liven things up visually and economically, houses and shops in the village were painted vivid colors. For one who loves vintage architecture, this sounds like a must-see.

  5. cmsnetsol says:

    Wow $2000 in taxes that is unheard of in the eastern Catskills!

  6. cara says:

    You mean $2000 is a lot or a little?

  7. brooklyn says:

    Cara, Through your searches, do you know of any lake communities (think Lake George, i.e. houses on the lake) near NYC (in the two hour range). I would be willing to consider New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut or Upstate. I really want to be near the water.

  8. cara says:

    I know there are lakes in all those states (I remember going to White Meadow Lake in NJ as a child), but the one I’m most familiar with is Copake Lake in southern Columbia County, New York (about 2-1/4 hrs from NYC). How about searching the Columbia County Multiple Listing Service website (www.columbianortherndutchessmls.com) and checking “waterview” or “waterfront” in options? I’m sure something interesting will come up. Anyone else know more about Conn., NJ, PA?

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