A Saugerties Cottage with a Cool Interior for $269K

  |  February 28, 2023

One of our favorite spots in Saugerties is the Saugerties Lighthouse and its half-mile trail through the marsh (as tides allow) to get there. From today’s Upstater house, you can walk to the trailhead as well as to the heart of Saugerties village.

The exterior does need a little bit of cosmetic work. But the siding is sound, the front porch is spacious, and the cream/green/white color scheme works. Plus, the house, built in 1900, has an unexpected interior.

Walk in through the front door and you’re in an open-concept living room anchored by vintage rafters, old beams and columns, and a gas-fired, white-painted brick fireplace. The wide planks in the floor have that worn-smooth patina that only a century-plus of foot traffic can create.

Across from the hearth, the living room climbs to a double-story height with a window stacked above sliders to the outdoors.

The ceiling is pitched on this side of the living room.

The kitchen has a classic, black-and-white checkerboard floor. White cabinets are topped with black countertops. The doors on the uppers are missing, so the new owner might want to consider swapping out the old cabinets (and donating the intact ones) for a new configuration.

There’s room here for a slim island, too. The opposite wall has more cabinet space between the fridge and the range. And there’s a door to the yard from here, too.

An arched doorway leads to one main-floor bedroom. It’s got newer hardwood flooring and a closet.

The second main-floor bedroom has the same elements, with a pair of windows.

Climb the stairs between the living room and kitchen, and you’ll find a primary bedroom tucked under a cathedral ceiling that’s supported by old beams. Those vintage floors we liked so much in the living room make a repeat performance up here, and there’s a set of built-in cabinets in one corner. A brick chimney adds character next to a window.

There’s just one bathroom in the house, on the main floor. It’s got a tub/shower, a black-and-white tile floor, and a new-ish vanity. Otherwise, it’s a clean slate for the new owner’s decorating whims.

The house is on a tenth of an acre, and it’s got a full, unfinished walk-out basement.

This outbuilding is billed as a potting shed/artist’s studio. It overlooks raised-bed gardens and mature trees, according to the listing.

If this cool cottage near the Lighthouse sparks a light in you, find out more about 40 Washington Avenue, Saugerties, from Amanda Brower with Grist Mill Real Estate.

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