Happy Five-Figure Friday! Today we’re in Monticello, the county seat of Sullivan County, at a c.1930 Cape Cod that’s spacious but needs a lot of work.
It’s got five bedrooms and two baths in 2,045 square feet.
Right from the start, the house reveals its shortcomings, albeit it with a dash of potential. The living room has a brick-walled fireplace, with some built-in shelves and cabinetry next to it. The hardwood floors and broken ceiling belie past water damage.
The kitchen, too, was once loved but now needs a gut renovation.
Some of the bedrooms don’t need as much work, like this one that probably needs mold remediation, floor repair and refinishing, and fresh paint.
This bedroom appears to be in even better shape, with a closet tucked under the eaves and lots of windows to brighten it up.
There are more built-ins and storage areas here, too.
The house needs some love.
Actually, to be honest, it needs a lot of love. And a ton of hard work.
But it’s got good bones (you can see them here).
The first full bath has a tub/shower, vintage peachy-pink tile, and a pedestal sink.
The second full bath has yellow-and-black tilework.
There’s an enclosed porch/sunroom on the back of the house. It, too, needs a lot of work. All utilities are shut off, and it’ll take some doing to get the home habitable again.
But for the right owner, this could be a massive project with an equally large return on investment. And the purists in us feel that as the house nears its century mark, it deserves some loving care. The house has a full basement and an attached one-car garage. It sits on a quarter-acre and is located a couple blocks off Broadway and close to local schools. And it’s just a ten-minute drive to the Kartrite water park and Resorts World Catskills.
If this family-sized fixer-upper has your heart, find out more about 39 Clinton Avenue, Monticello, from Keith Sumner with John J Lease Realtors.