A Two-Bedroom (Possibly Three) in Beacon: $530K

  |  May 1, 2024

Renovations can sometimes erase character from a home, but today’s c.1940 house in Beacon has had turn-key renovations that keep its period details.

The vintage charm of this two-bedroom (possibly three) in Beacon begins outside, with a brick herringbone pathway, a picket fence, and a cheery green exterior.

Everything is bathed in green, from the siding to the porch ceiling to the railings. If we had one suggestion, it would be to change up the color by adding an accent on the railings and the window trim.

The foyer has original details like foldaway shutters on a window and paneled wainscoting running the room’s perimeter.

Rustic, hand-hewn-look beams crisscross the ceiling and snake up a corner of the stairwell, too. Iron hinges accent a closet door under the stairs.

The decor can’t seem to make up its mind between rustic (those beams that reappear here in the living room) or formal (the paneled wainscoting). The floors are a handsome wide-board planking; a wood stove keeps things toasty.

The kitchen has more of those ceiling beams. The cabinets are white—and check out those rotating closures!—with butcher-block counters. Black appliances contrast the white ethos. The French door leads to a compact laundry room with steps down to a back door; see it, along with full views of each room in the house, in the 3D tour online.

There’s plenty of cabinet space and prep space here; and look at that double copper sink.

The dining room has a built-in serving hutch.

A bath with a shower is just off the dining room.

Head upstairs to a hall laden with books.

The primary bedroom has a hardwood floor; a bricked-in, decorative fireplace; and a mix of rustic beams and paneled wainscoting, along with some shiplap.

A skinny corridor in the primary bedroom houses a built-in desk next to a window. The primary bedroom also has a walk-in closet.

The second bedroom has an exposed brick accent wall and paneled wainscoting. The wide-board plank floor is beautiful.

The light-blue paneling extends around the room to a double-door closet and beyond.

The bathroom upstairs has a vessel sink on the white vanity, and dark hardwood flooring. Creamy-toned beadboard wainscoting lines some of the walls.

The tub/shower was recently renovated and is enclosed with glass sliders.

The home’s authentic details return in the attic, which has room for a guest bedroom that you can see in the 3D tour.

The house sits on just over a tenth of an acre, but it’s plenty big enough for relaxation. A brick patio area includes a permanent gazebo.

This outdoor fireplace will certainly come in handy this time of year.

An outdoor shed nearly kisses the side of an above-ground pool next to the patio. The backyard is fenced for privacy.

Main Street is a four-minute drive from here, so you can tune into your favorite tunes at The Vinyl Room in a flash.

If this two-bedroom (possibly three) in Beacon makes your eyes sparkle, find out more about 43 Mead Avenue, Beacon, from Michael Kahns with Compass Greater NY, LLC.

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