by Dylan Taft
on Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 3:18pm.
It’s been a busy month of June, new sales to share with you from Taft Street Realty! We are happy to present below, even more homes bought and sold by Taft Street clients in Ulster County this month!
375 Queens Highway, Accord
375 Queens Highwayin Accord, NY (located in the town of Rochester) closed on June 7th, 2016 for $230,000. Newly built in 2013, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,500 square foot ranch has an open living plan with high ceilings throughout the home. Granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel professional appliances and french doors give this new home some high-end details.
Accord NY Real Estate is a bit different from markets in other areas of Ulster County, mostly because it’s still considered to be an under-the-radar hamlet. This small hamlet looks like it could easily be a pass-through area when you’re looking on a map, but don’t be fooled! Accord is located just beyond the hot real estate markets of High Falls, NY and Stone Ridge, NY and it shares the same small, quaint, country feel that its neighbors possess. Abutting the Shawangunk Mountain ridge, and also thought of as one of the ‘gateways to the Catskills,’ the natural beauty in Accord is astounding and the proximity to other Ulster County towns means you are still never far away from shopping, farm stands, restaurants, transportation links and more! Real estate in Accord also stands out because of its location in the Town of Rochester, NY where housing ranges from small, modest homes to large, historical stone farmsteads.
3 Friedlander Drive, Kerhonkson
3 Friedlander Drive in Kerhonkson, NY closed on June 20th, 2016 for $175,000. This home came with multiple living options- currently set up as a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home, with a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment attached, providing a great rental investment or guest space that could also easily be reverted back to a 4 bedroom, 2 bath single family home as well, if desired. There were plenty of updates and renovations to this home, including new kitchen, roof, windows, screened in porch and more, leaving the buyers to only have to turn the key to their new home and bring in some personal touches to make it theirs!
Kerhonkson, also located in the Town of Rochester, is a rural community, even by Ulster County rural standards, but the real estate here can vary greatly from small cottages to large and lavish retreats. The community of Kerhonkson has adopted more or less of a “take it or leave it” attitude- not trying to make the community something that it is not to promote tourism or business and generally supporting their own local hometown businesses. You’ll find that many people living in Kerhonkson enjoy the remoteness and the escape to nature and don’t mind a bit longer of a commute to more populous towns (their payoff is how close they are to Minnewaska State Park). The town of Rochester also generally benefits from lower taxes than many other towns in Ulster County, making it a pretty good place for peopl e to look for when they just want to find a private, affordable escape in the mountains. You often get a lot more for your money here than in other better known towns in Ulster County.
110 Marakill Lane, New Paltz
110 Marakill Lane in New Paltz, NYclosed on June 16th, 2016 for $540,000. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, custom built by Seakill Home Builders in New Paltz, home had been meticulously maintained and displayed a true pride of ownership that was quickly recognized by buyers. This bright and clean home boasts vaulted ceilings and french doors to bring in lots of light and connect you to the outdoors- and in the perfect place- at the foot of the Shawangunk Mountain range! Sitting on just over 8 acres, at the end of a private cul-de-sac in a highly sought after pocket of New Paltz, this home has ample amounts of outdoor space and woods for families to roam.
New Paltz is one of the more well known Ulster County communities compared to many of its smaller hamlet neighbors. Predominantly known for its free-thinking, liberal arts focused state University, world renowned climbing and pristine scenic beauty, New Paltz offers all of that and even more to its residents. Exceptional and varied restaurants, a variety of events and festivals and incredibly easy and convenient transportation links to New York City make New Paltz an easy weekend getaway, and once as people have had a taste, they find they might like to stay a bit longer than expected.
582 County Route 6, High Falls
582 County Route 6 in High Falls, NY closed on June 14th, 2016 for $329,000.
This historic farmhouse sits on just under 1 acre of land and has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms between the main house and renovated barn. The barn itself makes for a great investment property, in-law suite or AirBnB offering, with an office space, bathroom and garage space on the first floor and a separate studio apartment and bathroom on the upper floor, complete with a screened in porch. The main farmhouse has a bright, but still cozy feel, with its many wooden accents and freestanding wood stove. With unbeatable farm views and proximity to all the great outdoor places of interest near High Falls, including the Shawangunk Ridge and the Catskills, this great country home is now welcoming its new owners.
2426 Lucas Turnpike, High Falls
2426 Lucas Turnpikein High Falls, NY closed on June 21st, 2016 for $450,000. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home sits on just under 5 acres of land with stunning, expansive views of the Shawangunk Ridge and Mohonk Mountain Tower. If the magical woodland setting wasn’t enough, this home had a laundry list of recent improvements including central air, newly designed custom kitchen, bathrooms and closets, on demand generator and dry basement rec room. With all these great features, in the hotly sought after area of High Falls, this house was only the market for 1 week before the bidding war started and our sellers had their accepted offer!
High Falls is a quaint, yet increasingly sought after Ulster County real estate hotspot, sandwiched between the Town of Rosendale and Town of Marbletown. If you blink, you may miss the ‘downtown’ area all together, but people are drawn to the simplicity and rustic, country feel that High Falls embodies, along with the history that put this area on the map. Due to its small size, homes for sale in High Falls are harder to come by than in other larger Ulster County communities, and they range in price, but when a gem hits the market like 2426 Lucas Turnpike, they are quickly snatched up.
150 Main Street, Kingston
150 Main Street in Kingston, NY closed on June 10th, 2016 for $340,000. This grand Victorian Home, built in 1893, is located in the historical district of uptown Kingston and is a great mix of unique, original Victorian charm and new modern amenities. Beautiful stained glass windows, a dark chestnut wood staircase and original brass chandeliers and wall fixtures tell the charming history of this 4 bedroom home, while a newly updated gourmet kitchen, jacuzzi and sauna in the bathroom keep things 21st century modern.
It’s a hot market in the City of Kingston right now. Even though it’s small in size compared to many other Ulster County locations, there is no shortage of available housing in this Ulster County City! In fact, while looking at Kingston NY Real Estate, you’ll find that properties here range from affordable starter homes to elaborate Victorians and historical 18th century landmarks. If you’re looking for a home in a convenient city-like location, with easily accessible shops, eateries and transportation links, then Kingston is the place to go in Ulster County!
Are you interested in seeing more SOLD and other market updates for a different Ulster County Town? Be sure to visit SOLD Homes in Ulster County on our blog and keep an eye out for our Mid-Year Market Update, coming to the blog this summer! And as always, like our Facebook Page to stay up to date on everything going on in the Ulster County Real Estate market.