The New York Times compared several residences and their 880,000 dollar value from across the country. One of the locations was Woodstock, NY.
LOCATION: Woodstock, New York
WHAT: A two-bedroom one-bath converted church
HOW MUCH: $879,000
SIZE: 1,560 square feet
PER SQUARE FOOT: $563.46
SETTING: This building — an 1861 church converted to a residence in 1963 and renovated in 2005 — is set on a hill about two miles from Woodstock’s center. Woodstock is a town of about 6,200 in the Catskill Mountains, and an arts colony since the early 1900s. The town has an artists-only cemetery; the police department’s insignia has a harp and palette on it. The town’s shops and restaurants are mostly located along the two-lane Route 212, or on small streets off of it. The 700,000-acre Catskill Park and six different river systems are nearby. Manhattan is about two hours south.
INSIDE: Most of the church’s original details — including leaded stained-glass panels in the great room, a hand-carved limestone fireplace, pressed tin walls and ceilings — are intact. There’s a sleeping area in the great room, and another in a loft over the kitchen, accessible by ladder. Off one part of the great room is an office; off another is a small alcove with a wood-burning stove. A spiral staircase leads up to a meditation room below the church’s bell tower. The bell tower is now a sitting room with views of the grounds, and interior views over the living room.
OUTDOOR SPACE: A meadow with a fire pit.
TAXES: $7,372 a year.
CONTACT: Gary Heckelman and Thea Millen, Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty, (845) 532-1178 or (845) 679-8888; villagegreenrealty.com