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A Croton-on-Hudson vintage farmhouse, for $450,000

This three-bedroom, two-bath coverted farmhouse was built in 1900.

Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC

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Croton-on-Hudson is a village in Westchester County along the Hudson River with a storied history as a thriving hub for artists and writers around the turn of the 20th century, and a communist enclave in the 1920s and 30s. Croton still draws artists, thanks in part to its affordability and proximity to New York City.

It's also home to beautiful outdoor spots like the Croton Arboretum and Croton Point Park, where the Clearwater Festival, a celebration of music and environmental causes, is held each summer. Local hangouts like Umami Cafe and The Black Cow are popular destinations as well.

If any of that sounds appealing, consider this three-bedroom, two-bath converted farmhouse at 2224 Quaker Ridge Rd., now on the market for $450,000. The property was built in 1900 and sits on a nearly two-acre lot, and has a root cellar and a yard. The house has a number of ornamental fireplaces, including one in what appears to be the living area.

There's a well-lit kitchen with an open dining area.

The light here is really lovely. 

The spacious master bedroom has a mantel, in addition to big windows and hardwood floors.

Here it is set up a little differently.

It's not clear whether this is part of a bedroom or an additional living space, but the vintage stove and exposed brick are nice touches.

The other bedrooms are similarly spacious and well-lit.

The baths look a little basic, but you could spruce them up with new paint and decor.

This looks like the "secret room" advertised in the listing. It makes for a nice office.

There's even an outdoor fireplace.

And there's a gorgeous yard.

The house is a one-hour drive from the city. You can also take Metro-North's Poughkeepsie-bound Hudson line to Croton-Harmon, then take a cab.