A Petite, Sweet Ranch in the Heart of Goshen: $305K

  |  June 13, 2023

Goshen’s heritage dates to the pre-Revolutionary time, although the town was officially established in 1788.

Its history includes Camp Wickham, the first Civil War encampment of the 124th New York State Volunteer Regiment known as the Orange Blossoms. The camp’s footprint stretched from the current Orange County Government Center property north to today’s C.J. Hooker Middle School—and it encompassed Wickham Road, where we visit today’s Upstater pick.

It’s quite a bit younger than the Orange Blossoms, having been built in 1953. It’s a cute ranch, raised up on a decorative stone foundation that houses a one-car, attached garage.

The front door opens into the living room, which has white walls and a slim-planked wood floor.

The dining room is next to the living room. It’s got a cathedral ceiling and sliders out to the backyard. A marble-tile floor is underfoot, and a modern chandelier hangs overhead.

The kitchen has simple, Shaker-style paneled cabinets in a dusky blue. The countertops are granite in a pale shade that complements the cabinets and the hexagon-tiled backsplash. A peninsula island adds storage and workspace—both of which are beneficial in a smaller home.

The two bedrooms are a good size. This one has room for two beds, and has a closet (that needs a door). The original wood floors run through this room and the adjacent hallway.

The bathroom has tiny tiles in shades of brown that make up a high wainscoting. The vanity is modern, with a deep white sink over a chestnut-colored vanity.

The second bedroom has a wood floor and a closet like the first one. There’s plenty of white space here to flex your decorative skills.

The back porch is roomy and ground-level; part of it is covered. And there’s a small grassy area that backs up to a hill for privacy. The house sits on 0.17 acre, a smallish size which can be expected in the heart of a village.

It’s a three-minute drive from here to enjoy delicious food and drinks at the elegant Limoncello at the Orange Inn—whose roots can boast of a visit by George Washington himself (as legend tells). It’s just about the same drive-time to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame (a stone’s throw from a monument to the Orange Blossoms), where you can learn of the village’s horse-racing history (and perhaps catch a sulky practice in action).

If this village-centric ranch fits your dreams, find out more about 64 Wickham Avenue, Goshen, from Matthew Sepulveda with Howard Hanna | Rand Realty.

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