The town of Catskill dates back to the late 1700s; in fact, it is the setting of Washington Irving’s 1819 tale, Rip Van Winkle.
Today’s house isn’t nearly that old, but it was built more than a century ago. Recent renovations have formed it into the sweetest two-bedroom around. Take that front porch, for instance: It’s the perfect spot to soak up a summer breeze in the shade (after we get through all this wintry nonsense).
The living room/dining room is open-concept, taking full advantage of original wide-plank floors that are just gorgeous. The space has big windows, too, to brighten it up. The stairs heading up are set opposite to what we are used to in a house—instead of leading straight from the front door, they are faced the other way.
The living room has a slim brick fireplace with a bluestone hearth.
Off the living/dining room is the kitchen, which has marble designs in the countertop and on the floor. The cabinets are a cool gray, and skinny horizontal gray-and-white tiles make up a backsplash. The main floor also has a half-bath, according to the listing, but it’s not pictured.
Head up the stairs to the primary bedroom, which also has original wood floors. It’s also got a pitched ceiling and plenty of room for accessory furniture.
A sitting area takes up one end of the room, next to the ensuite bath.
A freestanding soaking tub is the main feature here. The bathroom also has a marble floor, white subway-tile walls, and a charcoal-and-white vanity.
The former basement level has been converted to include a living room, bedroom, and bath. It’s got its own, separate entrance. The floors here look much newer, perhaps even laminate.
Sliders lead from this living area to the yard.
The bedroom has a big double window with views of the stone walls outside.
The ensuite here is nice but fairly basic, with white subway tile, white fixtures, and a wide, single-sink vanity.
If this sweet spruce-up is up your alley, find out more about 36 Wolven Road, Catskill, from Gianfranco Pellegri with Grist Mill Real Estate.