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This rustic upstate house comes with a ground-floor business opportunity

Built in 1840, the house has four bedrooms and a ground-floor storefront.

Aimee Strunk Real Estate

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The idea of leaving New York City and relocating to the country to run a small business is so often fantasized about, it's almost a cliche. (Remember the classic 1980s movie Baby Boom starring Diane Keaton?) This house in Kinderhook, two hours and 45 minutes north of the city, may let someone turn those fantasies into reality.

The four-bedroom, two-bath house is located in the charming town center and has commercial space on the ground floor.  It's listed at $360,000, appears to be in move-in condition, and features many charming, rustic details.

Take, for example, the hardwood floors, wood-framed entrances, and floral wallpaper:

Kinderhook house

Aimee Strunk Real Estate

And the built-in painted cabinets.

Kinderhook house

Aimee Strunk Real Estate

In the backyard where there is, of course, a garden.

Kinderhook house

Aimee Strunk Real Estate

At one point, the upstairs was divided into two apartments and if desired could be converted back, the listing says.

Kinderhook house

Aimee Strunk Real Estate

One of the two bathrooms has an old claw-foot tub.

Kinderhook house

Aimee Strunk Real Estate

A cozy sitting area upstairs would be perfect for a home office nook or just a place to relax and read.

Kinderhook house

Aimee Strunk Real Estate

The house also has a sizable porch and a wood-burning fireplace. 

The ground-floor storefront is currently home to an antique store.

The town of Kinderhook is centrally located between Hudson, New York and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, both of which offer a wide variety of restaurants and opportunities to take in some culture. 

 

 

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