A Pretty Cottage on the Banks of the Esopus in Saugerties: $224.9K

  |  April 3, 2023

This week, Upstater’s doing the opposite of living large. We’re looking at homes that are perfect for singles, newly single people, and empty-nesters: All are under 1,000 square feet, but pack a lot into a little spot.

Today’s pick is in Saugerties, on the banks of the Esopus Creek. Built in 1938, it’s been renovated into move-in-ready condition. The exterior of the cottage is inviting: Cedar shakes accent the front vestibule, surrounded by Craftsman columns painted blue to match the rest of the siding.

The house measures just 840 square feet but manages to fit two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, and living room within its walls. All rooms except the kitchen and bathroom are hardwood. The living room is sunny and bright.

Off the living room is the dining room, with a five-light chandelier and a built-in china hutch.

The ceiling is criss-crossed with painted battens.

The doorway to the left leads from the dining room into the kitchen; the doorway to the right leads to a bedroom.

The kitchen has wood-look floors. Its white cabinets look original and appear to be in good shape. Appliances are white, and the double corner sink is set into a granite-look counter. The steam-heat radiator here has been covered and topped with a shelf that would be a toasty home for houseplants.

With such a small footprint, the bedrooms are obviously small. But, like the rest of the house, they are cute and sunny.

The floors have been nicely refinished, and the paint job throughout the house is on point.

The bathroom has a brown ceramic-tile floor and a curved-sliding-door corner shower.

There’s a covered back porch that needs a new paint job (especially on that soot stain), but it’s got a nice shed roof and an old-fashioned screen door that bangs out to the back deck.

Yes, the house is literally on the Esopus Creek. Imagine summer mornings out here with coffee, or warm evenings with friends amid the fireflies.

There’s a gravel driveway, and a bluestone path to the front door. The home is on a quarter-acre, with plenty of spots to plant gardens. Granted, it’s on a busy road; but it’s just six minutes to the main drag of Saugerties and sweet eats at Miss Lucy’s Kitchen, and 10 minutes to one of our favorite trails to the Saugerties Lighthouse.

If this utterly cute little cottage is calling your name, find out more about 2717 Route 9W, Saugerties, with Karen Gilbane of Halter Associates Realty.

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