Tag Archives: CATSKILLS

Hope for the Dreaded Ranch

MANY OF THE HOUSES THAT SIT FORLORNLY ON THE MARKET for months around here are 1970s ranches. I generally look past them with a shudder. Sometimes, though, they’re well-located, and they’re usually priced at the bottom of the market (400s … Continue reading

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Please Please Me, Perennials

ON SUNDAY, I WENT TO HEAR THE IRREPRESSIBLE GARDEN DESIGNER/WRITER DEAN RIDDLE speak at Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack. I’ve been a fan of Dean’s since his ‘Dean’s Dirt’ column in Elle Decor some years ago. His 2002 book, Out in … Continue reading

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Stone Barns, 147 Acres near New Paltz $1.9M

HERE I THOUGHT I WAS HOT STUFF, owning a few ordinary properties. Then along comes an e-mail from Tyler Hays, who thinks in tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, of square feet, and acreage in the hundreds as well. Tyler, … Continue reading

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WEEKEND ROUND-UP

SO MANY INTRIGUING THINGS cross my desk (or inbox) that I’d like to share, but I already have 50-plus drafts for blog posts and it’s getting out of hand. So I’m going to try something new on the weekends: a … Continue reading

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Catskills vs. Hudson Valley: Talk me down

Friday’s New York Times ran a piece headlined “Catskill Home Prices: How Low Will They Go?”, which pretty much corroborated what I wrote in my blog entry of last week, “End of Year Bargain$ in Columbia County Cheap Cheap CHEAP!!!”  … Continue reading

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