Let’s face it — finding a home is no easy feat. Even in the Hudson Valley, with ten counties at our fingertips, it can still be a challenge to uncover that “glass slipper” house that you and your family can live in and love forever. Of course, it doesn’t help that home prices in the Valley run the gamut from lower-than-low fixer-uppers (until you factor in the renovation costs) to multimillion-dollar estates and farms. So what’s an aspiring homeowner to do?
Keep a steady eye, Hudson Valley. For amid the everchanging collage of abodes for sale in the region, a few affordable, hidden gems shine bright. Here are a few of our favorites in Dutchess County right now.
127 S Nellie Hill Rd, Dover Plains
5 beds / 2 baths
1,660 sq ft / 1.2 acres
Highlights: The circa 1870 abode sits next to the Great Thicket Wildlife preserve and boasts a number of recent updates. An accessory apartment on the lot is a great space for extended families or for use as a rental unit.
47 Arcadian Place, Fishkill
3 beds / 2.5 baths
2,000 sq ft / .35 acres
Highlights: Located in serene Fishkill, the Americana home is part of White Birch Estates, a new 2019 construction project in Dutchess County. With a chef-quality eat-in kitchen and two-zone central air and heating, the abode is the perfect place for a family to call home in the Hudson Valley.
955 Route 82, Hopewell Junction
2 beds / 1.5 baths
1,463 sq ft / 1 acre
Highlights: Situated just outside the heart of Hopewell, the 1940s Cape Cod charms with hardwood floors, sweet country details, and a rolling backyard. Plus, the detached garage has potential as a workshop or studio space for creatives who want to settle down in the Valley.