Despite the high home prices around the Hudson Valley, there are still some diamonds in the rough. For today’s Five-Figure Friday, we’re sharing this gem in Harris, Sullivan County.
It’s got three bedrooms and a bath and a half, in 1,086 square feet. But buyer, be warned: It’s an as-is purchase, and comes with the need for quite a bit of polishing.
Still, the classic American Foursquare-style house has got good bones, like a covered front porch, this sturdy staircase, hardwood floors, and big rooms.
The light in this front room is moody, and check out that stained-glass accent.
Head through some arched doorways to the dining room—which has what looks like storage space in the overhead beams.
The kitchen has new, stainless-steel appliances…but otherwise needs an overhaul. We’d suggest knocking down a wall (keeping in mind any structural beams), but then you’d lose that neat archway.
It’s hard to tell if this is the full bath or the half bath. Either way, it’s got wooden beadboard walls and vinyl-tile floors that the new owner might want to update.
A castle look? Dare we say this staircase accent lends a dungeon-esque air to the space, and the stenciling probably needs to be painted over. We’d rip out the carpeting on the stairs, too.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, all of which need an overhaul.
But they are big, and the windows add much-needed brightness to the space. Really, after you pull up the carpeting and assess/repair the floors underneath, there’s just scrubbing and painting needed to bring these rooms back to life.
There’s just under two-tenths of an acre here, with a back deck off the kitchen, split-rail fencing, mature trees, a big driveway, and stone walls that line one side of the property. Harris is just off the highway and close to a lot of Sullivan County amenities. This place is worth a look.
If this rough-hewn, c.1937 farmhouse sparks your inner fixer-upper, check out 852 Old Route 17, Harris, from Maxine Kavleski with The Maxx Group LLC.