A Renovated Hyde Park Cottage on Four Acres for $389K

  |  February 12, 2024

Hyde Park is an amalgam of homes. Yes, past presidents and their First Ladies took up residence here, leading to storied historic districts—but renovated cottages abound here, too.

A quick look at the current house inventory calls up homes in the $300K category, like this renovated Hyde Park cottage on four acres. It’s cute, at just 1,370 square feet (a manageable size). That yellow siding and blue shutters are way too cute, and the xeriscape front yard grabs our sustainable hearts.

The entry allows for a breath to be taken (and outerwear to be dropped) amid a collection of bright windows.

There’s tons of room to store stuff, as well as feed and comfort furry friends.

So the interior has been modernized, though the house itself was born at the tail end of World War II. But the gray wood flooring and gray walls work well here as a blank slate for the new owner’s imagination.


Imaginative light fixtures add to the intrigue.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar/peninsula with a waterfall wall cast in marble. Gray cabinetry complements stainless steel appliances and an aproned farmhouse sink, too.

At the very least, this kitchen is uber-user-friendly.

A laundry room has tons of space to add creative cabinetry.

The house has three bedrooms and one bath—all with the same grayish wooden flooring. This bedroom has two twin beds and a lot of play room.

And this one even has room for a table and chairs, plus a bed.

This bath has a gray/white vanity and a white tub/shower.

The primary bedroom has double closets and a big window.

A back patio could use some cleanup.

With almost four acres on which to play, this house is a home run for a family or for someone who needs a blank landscape to fill in.

Location is key with this place: The Culinary Institute of America ( you MUST go) is a four-minute drive.  All the shopping on Route 9 is exactly that distance away, too. The new owners owe it to themselves to enjoy, let’s say, a weekly treat.

If this place makes your stomach grumble and your heart shiver in anticipation, find out more about 31 Bircher Avenue, Hyde Park, from Christina Naula with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.

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