Spencertown Family Compound Main House Plus Guest House. This family compound has 1 main house plus a 4BR guest house . An unusual estate property offers gracious living with a great room, dining room, Kitchen, and guest bed room and large master suite on 5 manicured acres. The guest house has 4BR 2 1/2 BA and entertaining space with bar and large garage workspace on ground level that could be converted into living space.
Austerlitz NY Real Estate includes the hamlets of Austerlitz, Red Rock and Spencertown and Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop and Harvey Mountain famous for blueberries. The population was 1,654 at the 2010 census. The median income for a household in the town was $51,369, and the median income for a family was $56,771. Males had a median income of $44,531 versus $37,188 for females.
The town was named after the Battle of Austerlitz. The town was organized from parts of the towns of Hillsdale, Chatham, and Canaan, March 28, 1818. When the bill erecting it passed the Legislature Martin Van Buren, then a State Senator, and who, being an ardent admirer of the great Napoleon, leaped to his feet and moved to amend by calling the new town “Austerlitz.”
Spencertown Family Compound Main House Plus Guest House
The streams of Austerlitz gave rise to industries such as farming, raising sheep, and mill operations. Saw mills, grist mills, mills for wool carding and the making of cider, shingles and planes enabled the settlers to make a living.
Austerlitz is close to the Boston Symphony’s Tanglewood and with its mountainous terrain features many luxury homes and hunting possibilities. Austerlitz is a small, rural town north of Hillsdale, east of Chatham, South of Canaan and West of the Berkshires. Austerlitz NY Real Estate is in great demand.
Two programs, the Blueberry Festival and Autumn in Austerlitz, grow in popularity each year. Blueberries, prolific on Harvey Mountain, figured prominently in the life of earlier settlers, since sale of blueberries helped them pay their taxes.
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- Address: Austerlitz, New York
- Price: $849,000
- Property ID: 5215
- Town Taxes: 4378
- School Taxes: 9024
- Prop. Class: Residential
- Town: Austerlitz
- County: Columbia
- Schools: Chatham
- Contact Agent: David Birch
- Agent Title: Broker
- Cell: (518)928-7239
- Brokerage: Barns & Farms Realty, LLC
- Phone: (518)392-6400