Ulster County SOLD Update | August 2016 Home Sales
by Dylan Taft
on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 9:23am.
Taft Street Realty is happy to present even more Taft Street Clients who have bought and sold homes in Ulster County in the month of August! Let’s jump right in…
37 Emerick Street, Kingston
37 Emerick Street in the City of Kingston closed on August 4th, 2016 for $134,000. This sweet 2 bedroom, one bathroom, 1148 square foot home is located on .23 acres on a lightly traveled backstreet within the city of Kingston. This original circa 1875 home has been meticulously cared for by previous owners and has a newly renovated kitchen with new appliances, including an additional first floor half bath/ laundry room suite. However, the true highlight of this home is the oversized, deep and flat backyard that can be enjoyed from the back patio. The ample sized backyard also even contains a 20 X 12 barn, for additional storage, which is something that isn’t always the easiest to find in a city of Kingston home.
We’ve said it before, but we will happily say it again- Kingston is the up and coming ‘hip’ new place to be within Ulster County. With a burgeoning revived art scene down nearby Cornell Street in midtown, to the many new eateries and shops in Uptown Kingston, there are plenty of new places to explore in Kingston, in addition to hitting all the historical can’t-miss stops. With some of the most convenient transportation links in Ulster County, new and exciting businesses and events coming to town, and no signs of any of this hype slowing down, now there are even more reasons as to why Kingston would be a great place to settle into an Ulster County lifestyle.
7 Golf Terrace, Kingston
7 Golf Terrace in Kingston closed on August 31st, 2016 for $173,000. This 1,320 square foot home contains three light and airy bedrooms, one bathroom and many newer updates including a new roof and new gutters that were just installed last year. A back deck leads out onto the nearly ¼ acre, double wide lot, leaving a fair amount of yard space for a home in the city of Kingston, that has more than enough room for a small shed, fenced in organic garden and children’s play areas.
This home is located only minutes away from Forsyth Nature Park, a great park that holds many community events (like a free yoga class in the park on Saturday mornings) and has a large children's’ playground, as well as nature and animal exhibits and educational resources. This home is also only a stone’s throw from Uptown Kingston and it’s many businesses, shops, restaurants and historical points of interest.
148 Lasher Road, Big Indian
148 Lasher Road in Big Indian, NY closed on August 5th, 2016 for $182,000. The first time ever listed on the market, original owners have now passed along their 816 square foot vacation home to new, appreciative owners. This cozy two bedroom, one bathroom Chalet style home sits on over 5 ½ acres of wooded land, only roughly 10 minutes from Belleayre Mountain. With high, dark beamed ceilings and a wood burning fireplace in the living room, it is easy to imagine curling up next to a fire with a hot cocoa after a long day out on the slopes.
Big Indian is located in one of the most northwestern points of Ulster County in a largely wooded, rural area off of Route 28, just past Phoenicia and about 30 minutes from Woodstock. This area of Ulster County is best suited for those who want ultimate privacy, aren’t bothered by being further away from the hustle and bustle and don’t mind a bit of a drive to get to larger Ulster town and city centers. In return, homeowners here are rewarded with pristine and untouched nature, usually aren’t too far from area ski centers, hiking and biking trails and undeniably amazing swimming holes and beautiful mountainous views. If that isn’t enough, taxes in this part of the county are considerably lower than in other Southern Ulster towns (such as New Paltz, Highland or Gardiner).
15 Washington Avenue, Rosendale
15 Washington Avenue in Rosendale, NY closed on August 12th, 2016 for $210,000.
At just over 2,000 square feet, this Colonial contained four spacious bedroom, two full bathrooms, laundry room and even a detached outdoor kitchen off of the expansive back deck that runs the length of the home. The detached garage also contains a lot of space that could be used for a home office, gym or personal studio, and with town approval, could be converted into a one bedroom apartment as well. The big bonus with this home though is the backyard, perfect for entertaining and complete with outdoor kitchen, small storage shed, blacktopped area perfect for a basketball court and still ample yard space for children to play or to put in a pool.
What really made 15 Washington Avenue special is it’s location within the hip village of Rosendale. This home is within walking distance to supermarkets, stores, restaurants, artisan shops and even the bus station! Rosendale is a quaint community, yet they are known for their wildly popular street festivals and events, which bring in hundreds and even thousands of people to their small village center. What better way to enjoy all of Rosendale’s eclectic spirit than from your own own home, just a few minutes walk from the heart of all the action?
925 Old Post Road, New Paltz
925 Old Post Road in New Paltz closed on August 26th, 2016 for $425,000. This three bedroom, two bathroom Farmhouse Cape contains plenty of space for an active family, with 2,800 square feet of living space and over 8 acres of land to roam. Previous owners had made numerous upgrades, sparing no expense on the details, including a large farmhouse sink, new appliances and new lightly hued wooden flooring, to name just a few. Plenty of windows let the sun shine into this bright and happy home and multiple deck spaces and a rocking chair front porch blur the boundaries of where the indoor ends and the outdoor begins. Outside, the large rolling back yard contains large, fully fenced, raised garden beds and a giant play area for children, complete with swing set, jungle gym and playhouses to boot. To top it all off, walking trails lead from the property to a shared creek and pond for fishing and summer relaxing.
Even though this home has a New Paltz mailing address, it is technically located in the Town of Esopus, near the small hamlet of Rifton, NY and is only a 10-15 minute drive in either direction down quaint and picturesque back roads to the villages of New Paltz and Kingston where you’ll find more shops, restaurants and businesses. Homes in this area generally have a bit more of a country feel about them; many located on more private, wooded lots than what can be found when you get closer to larger Ulster County villages and cities. Here you can get the best of both worlds, with a private country feel in a central location between 2 of Ulster County’s more popular, hip, communities.
136 North Chestnut Street, Apt6B, New Paltz
136 North Chestnut Street, Unit 6B closed on August 29th, 2016 for $101,500. This one bedroom, one bathroom, 810 square foot unit in the Village Arms Condominium complex had been well maintained and provided the affordability and convenience that buyers couldn’t ignore. Located less than a mile from the shops, restaurants and businesses on Main Street, it’s a short and easy stroll into the center of town and to SUNY New Paltz. On top of that, the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail, Moriello Public Pool, food market and town Community Center (where weekly farmers markets are held) are all just steps away from this unit’s front door. Here is one of the few places in Ulster County where it is possible to easily get around without having a car- if you can’t walk to what you need, local LOOP busses stop right outside the complex to get you where you need to go.
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