A 1980s-Era Phoenicia Ranch in Need of Some Updates: $299K

  |  March 7, 2023

Today’s Upstater pick is a ranch in Phoenicia that could use some updating, but its price allows room in the budget for precisely that.

Built in 1984, the 1,191-square-foot home definitely harks back to the days of wood paneling and Early American decor. But it’s been well loved and has clean lines. The exterior is a buttery cream color with red accents.

The entry has the aforementioned wood paneling, and a terracotta floor.

A carpeted dining room is just off the entry (digging that wagon-wheel chandelier? Maybe not exactly), with sliding doors out to a small deck.

The kitchen has vinyl tile flooring, rustic oak cabinetry, and Formica countertops. A peninsula breakfast bar seats a few diners. The beamed ceiling could use an overhaul as much as the kitchen does.

But it’s got a nice open concept, and pitched ceilings.

Here, you can appreciate the openness of the main level. There are actually two sets of sliders, topped by triangular clerestory windows.

That “woodstove” in the living room is gas-fired.

Yes, a new owner could do a lot to update this home.

These two rooms make up one of the bedrooms. One half is carpeted with wood paneling on the walls; the other has a laminate floor and white walls, with a wood-planked ceiling.

Recessed lighting lines the top of two walls here.

The primary bedroom has a verdant view from two windows. The room is carpeted and painted a cream color.

There’s a laundry/mudroom with a door to the backyard. The listing says there’s one full bath, but it’s not pictured in the listing.

But the property measures 0.87 acres, and it’s close to the village of Phoenicia and the Phoenicia Diner. It’s just a 30-minute drive from here to Hunter and Belleayre for skiing. It’s got low taxes along with a relatively modest purchase price. So if this ranch has rustled up your ambition, check out 60 Grandview Acres, Phoenicia, with Donna Brooks of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.

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