Could You Be the One to Give New Life to this $60K Saltbox Cottage?

  |  December 27, 2019

Having stood in this spot for nearly 170 years, this antique saltbox could use some love and attention. 

It could be a bit of an undertaking to bring the twinkle back into this old cutie’s eye, but imagine the payoff if you do it. Here’s what’s on offer for the $60K price tag…

The 1,093-square-foot home comes with two bedrooms and a single full bath, plus a large kitchen currently equipped with vintage appliances. A pantry will help with storage, and there’s more than enough room for adding in extra counter space.

Rip up the carpeting to reveal the plank flooring that’s boasted of in the listing…

…and get ready to do a lot of painting and refinishing to fix up the walls and quirky staircase.

Some of the rooms show water damage but look like they still possess the home’s original windows.

Make use of the detached garage/workshop to explore your creative crafting side, or fix it up into a guest cottage or art studio.

As for the half-acre lot, it shines with the beauty of the rural Catskills while still being convenient to charming hamlet of New Kingston just five miles from Margaretville, close to Belleayre Mountain, Roxbury village, and Plattekill Mountain. The stream in the backyard adds to its bucolic nature; however, might be worth checking the flood maps to see if it sits in the danger zone.

Can you bring this antique saltbox cottage back to life? Find out more about 4995 County Highway 6, Middletown, NY from Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties.

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