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Location: Chatham, New York
For anyone who’s ever dreamed of leaving the city for a quiet farmhouse off the beaten path, look no further than this 1880 home in Chatham, New York. You don’t have to live in the state to appreciate the siren call of country living that this home evokes.
Measuring 1,200 square feet, the residence sits on 1.6 acres and features three bedrooms and two baths on two bright floors. The main level is characterized by a flowing floorplan that includes a living room, formal dining room, and spacious eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar, all seamlessly connected, with the bedrooms found on the upper level.
Two enclosed porches—one at the entrance and one in the back—provide protected indoor-outdoor living opportunities all year round. As for the grounds, “perennial gardens” mix with “ancient specimen trees,” and there’s also a stream, according to the listing. A shingled garden shed and one-car garage round out the property.
Although the home may need a little touching up, the bones are strong. Hardwood floors, exposed beam ceilings in the kitchen, and window frames, to name a few period details, keep the home rustic and cozy. Located at 22 White Mills Road and just two hours from Manhattan, it’s offered at $174,500.
May this charming historic house be fodder for your daydreams regardless of your home state, because if you look hard, you’ll most likely be able to find a place like this to call your own.