An Elevated Cape (with an Elevator) on the Esopus Creek for $675K

  |  September 14, 2022

Today’s pick is a raised, Cape-Cod-style house just five minutes from downtown Phoenicia and 15 minutes to Woodstock.

It’s got three bedrooms and two baths in 1,852 square feet.

It was built in 1994 and maintains some of those details, like hollow-core lauan interior doors and interesting wood paneling on the interior stairwell (which has a seated elevator lift; I’m not having vibes from the movie “Up.” You are.). The main level is covered mostly in hardwood flooring and has an open-concept living/dining/kitchen area.

Big picture windows let in the light and allow views of the beautiful outdoors. A wood stove keeps things toasty in the winter.

The kitchen has a two-seat peninsula. The Formica countertop and wood cabinets resonate with 1990s flavor.

But it’s got stainless-steel appliances and is a really good size. What’s through the doorway on the left, past the fridge? No, not the back door…to the left of that?

Oh, it’s a bedroom, with cafe-height shutters and what looks like builder-grade carpeting. It’s a blank slate for whatever the new owner wants to do with it.

Across the hallway from the bedroom is this bath with a glassed-in shower and beige tile floor. Also in the hallway is the staircase to the basement. It’s got a huge cedar-sheathed storage room; a one-car garage; a utility room; and a workshop/studio (and yes, another seated elevator lift). The listing didn’t have images of it, but you can see it in the property’s virtual tour.

If you breeze through the kitchen again and swing a left at the dining area, you’ll find yourself in this sunny sitting room with a mix of interesting wall treatments sprinkled among more picture windows.

Next to the sitting room is another bath, this one with a tub/shower combination and a light peachy-white color scheme.

Head up the stairs from the front door (either on foot, or—you know—the way Mr. Fredricksen does it in the movie) to this relaxing loft, which has a pitched ceiling and room for two sofas plus a reading nook.

Across the hall from the loft is this large bedroom with the same carpeting as the loft and the lower bedroom.

Down the hall is the primary bedroom measuring 17 feet by 15 feet. It’s lit by a few pairs of casement windows…

…and is big enough for yet another sofa.

The biggest benefit to this house is that it sits on 14 acres with 1,400 feet of Esopus Creek waterfront.

If you’re setting your sights on this lofty abode, check out 434 Plank Road, Phoenicia, with Ina Howard-Parker of Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty.

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