Is there such a thing as a stunning home “make-under”? If so, this Athens Colonial nails the look.
Although nearly 240 years old, this post-and-beam Colonial remains pretty as a picture thanks to having been lovingly-maintained by its previous stewards. After all, when you buy a house this old and steeped in historic character, you’re more caretaker than owner…that is, at least, if you’re doing it right.
Make no mistake: This 1,600-square-foot space has been lived in and loved, bearing the marks of a home that’s seen more than its fair share of tiny feet toddling across plank flooring, a thousand holiday and family meals prepared, and cozy nights spent in front of the living room fireplace.
In, other words, if the Velveteen Rabbit were a house, it would be this one.
While simultaneously leaving the wood floor’s patina and wear marks on the staircase paint, the owners painstakingly took the entire home down to the original clapboard beams and repainted, and well as installing a Nest thermostat, new washer/dryer/dishwasher, roof, and insulation.
A stainless steel and butcher block kitchen rubs elbows with a wood-wainscoted breakfast nook kept warm by a pellet stove…
…and, rounding out the main floor, the master bedroom comes with an en suite…
…with two more bedrooms and a full bath on the second floor…
…and a bonus bedroom in the third-floor attic.
Use the side mud/coatroom to keep the shared areas clean and neat…
…and take your creative projects out to the souped-up shed with a concrete floor and electric.
When spring arrives, set aside some time to putter around the yard’s perennial gardens and appreciate the time and care it took to make this old farmhouse a home.
Situated in the center of Athens, NY just blocks from the Hudson River water front, as well as spots like the Stewart House, Crossroads Brewing Company, and the local pool.
Interested in taking over stewardship of this Athens Colonial? Find out more about 7 N. Church Street, Athens, NY from Keller Williams Hudson Valley United.