Enchanted Ellenville Bungalow Cottage with an Economical Listing Price, $149,500

Get ready to pick up your jaw after you see the details and condition of this affordable house located in the Ulster County village of Ellenville.

But first, a word on the its location.

Considered a part of the original Borscht Belt, Ellenville offers, in equal measure, broken down buildings and empty storefronts rubbing elbows with some of the prettiest land in the eastern Catskill Mountains. The dichotomies continue when you drive down Canal Street through the center of the village and pass Shadowland Theatre – a professional theater company – and Aroma Thyme Bistro with New American cuisine specializing in healthy fare, burgers, and vegetarian options. Head one block off of Canal Street, however, and you’ll find rough-looking real estate and vacant structures. Its locale within the Shawangunk Ridge offers vistas of dramatic rocky outcroppings as well as waterfalls along a multitude of creeks that criss-cross the area, definitely worth the schlep involved for intrepid explorers to see some of these waterfalls in person. In short, Ellenville is rural, intriguing, filled with history, and contradictory in so many ways…all traits of the very Catskill Mountains themselves. Ellenville’s current housing stock includes a lot of fixer-uppers, as well as some affordable turn-key properties, like the one depicted above.

Located about a half-mile from the village center, this c.1927 Ellenville bungalow sits on a half-acre lot with tidy landscaping and old shade trees. The three bedroom, 1400 square foot home is bigger than it appears from the photos with an open-ish LR/DR/K flow with brick fireplace in the living room, hardwood floors, enclosed porch, built-in shelves, and a huge master bedroom. The home is in pristine condition, and for around $100/square foot, it’s a steal.

31 Tuthill Avenue, Ellenville (Lawrence O’Toole Realty)

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