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Half of One of the Thousand Islands Just as Spooky as a Whole

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Location: Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
Price: $1,495,000
The Skinny: Some of our commenters found the last place we covered in New York's Thousand Islands a wee bit creepy. Well, things aren't looking up with this joint, which combines the architecture of Norman Bates's house with the isolation of a remote island. Plus, the interior isn't some shining example of well-preserved period workmanship, but rather something more like a ramshackle mess, with well-worn floors, peeling paint, and dusty family heirlooms. Perfect for scaring the bejesus out of houseguests—and with nine bedrooms there's plenty of room for them—not so perfect as a relaxing summer getaway. Yet there's something to be said for the lack of pretense—just keep telling yourself that when the floorboards start to creek in the middle of the night.
· Comfort Island [Sotheby's]
· A Private Island in Upstate N.Y., All the Way Upstate [Curbed National]