Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Either I'm missing something or this listing is a great deal, even in the current market. The 1945 Tudor has 1,900 square feet and 3 bedrooms. The living room and kitchen are to die for, with vaulted ceilings and lovely beams. The other rooms looks equally appealing, with nice details and lots of light. The screen porch alone makes me want to buy the place. The house is set on 3.1 acres in Montrose, on the bucolic and storied College Hill Road, and is close to the Cortlandt train station and to the Blue Mountain Reservation. At $11,180, the taxes are quite reasonable, too. So, what's the catch? $525,000
Coldwell Banker, Google Map, bing Map


Anonymous said...

I agree, it does seem to have a lot going for it. My two guesses (i) these days everyone wants granite and travertine, etc. or (ii) montrose isn't considered one of the desirable areas with "top" schools.

Anonymous said...

It seems like a deal to me. There is a big backlash against granite and marble now. I can't tell what the kitchen counter is, but it looks nice. Hendrick Hudson schools are pretty good--and if this were in an area with "top" schools it would cost a couple hundred thousand more, at least.

Anonymous said...

I looked at the house, and it's very cool, but the layout upstairs is pretty weird. One bedroom is accessed via a miniature door in the bathroom. The second is also small and has little closet space. The third is the one you see as a family/sitting room in the photos. Kitchen countertops I believe were laminate. Property is beautiful, particularly if you like privacy. There's no basement or garage, though. Still, a lot of character for the money. I hear the house has an accepted offer.