Adorable 1930s Cape That’s Close to All the New Paltz Action, $327K

  |  October 27, 2022

This sweet 1930s Cape Cod is located right in the heart of the village of New Paltz—it’s literally a two-minute walk to SUNY New Paltz.

The home has two bedrooms and one bath within 1,102 square feet. It needs some work, but it’s got some great vintage details that have been preserved.

Check out the woodwork on the window trim, baseboards, and that original door. The skinny-plank wood floors glow, even through their obvious wear.

The staircase is solidly beautiful, with iconic 1930s style. A woodstove has been unceremoniously crammed into the original fireplace, flanked by old-fashioned radiators.

Wow, this kitchen is a time capsule. As old-home aficionados, we’re torn about tearing this apart. If we had a choice, we’d scrub down the cabinets, refinish them, and find a way to fit them into an updated design. The countertops, backsplash, and floors? Not so much….we’d ditch them.

The listing says there are two bedrooms upstairs.  They each have cute dormers, but the walls need help.

Judging by the lengths of baseboard heating that line their walls, the bedrooms must be toasty in the cold weather.

This petite bathroom serves both bedrooms. Again, we appreciate the vintage details (sink with separate taps, a paneled door with a glass doorknob) but we’d work on swapping out the floor and the mismatched toilet.

This view of the back of the house shows the wide dormer upstairs, a set of brick steps leading to the backyard and driveway, and a paver-lined patio.

The 0.22-acre lot includes this roomy two-car detached garage. Given the proximity to just about everything the village has to offer, this house is a good deal and probably won’t last long on the market.

If this nostalgic New Paltz place lights your fire, find out more about 14 Lincoln Place from Cathy Pulichene with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty.

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