Bilevel Beauty For All Seasons In the Manor, $599K

  |  April 14, 2022

This large bilevel ranch in Livingston Manor has everything you need to enjoy every season in the Catskills.

Four bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths are just the beginning of this 3,012-square-foot home. Built in 1976, it does need some updating, but appears to have been well-loved and maintained over the years.

Like all bilevels, this house forces you to make a decision the minute you enter: Up or down? Still, it’s got snazzy tile and a hardwood staircase.

The main-level (or, rather, the Up-level) living room has nice hardwood floors and a full brick wall with a cozy fireplace. The ubiquitous big window with double-paned sidelights that’s central to all bilevels makes its appearance here—perfect for showing off holiday decorations (a Christmas Story leg lamp, anyone?).

The living room is a nice size, and off of it is an equally impressive dining/kitchen area.

It’s big enough for a full dining set and a large island with extra seating. Shiny cabinets and teal tile on the floor and backsplash kinda scream the 1980s, but they’re all in good shape so hey, if that’s your thing, you don’t need to update it. There are stainless-steel appliances, too.

In the back of the house is—surprise!—an adorable sunroom. Imagine curling up here with a good book in the shoulder seasons, when it’s too drizzly or cold to sit outside.

The primary bedroom is nice, with good hardwood floors. The sliding, hollow lauan doors are a bit dated. Paint ’em for a quick fix, or hop on the modern farmhouse trend with some sliding barn doors.

Oh, hello, 1976, good to see you! The primary bedroom has an ensuite with a shower. Try swapping out the 1980s vanity and medicine cabinet for vintage finds to give the bathroom a playful eclectic look, or—for a clean, streamlined design—add modern pieces to make those sky-blue tiles pop.

Two more bedrooms and a hall bath finish out the main level.

The basement is finished, with a full bar that’s perfect for game nights or chasing off the chill of a winter’s eve.

If you like woodstoves, but your significant other prefers the warm crackle of an open fireplace, you don’t have to choose between the two—here, they exist side by side! That fireplace wall, the bar, an easy-to-clean tile floor, and plenty of room for lounging make this the perfect cave in which to hibernate.

The lower level also has a huge bedroom with a pretty built-in bookcase. In the half-bath, drop ceilings and wood wall paneling give off major 1970s vibes, with a mirror that’s so big, you won’t miss a hair as you groom your Boogie Nights mustache.

The house sits on nearly seven-and-a-half acres, with views of the Catskills; it’s located just outside the center of Livingston Manor. There’s a spacious deck off the sunroom, which leads to a stone-wall-rimmed garden, which then leads to another surprise…

…an inground pool! Flagstone and brick paths leading to the pool mean no grassy feet tracking dirt back into the house. There’s even what looks like a streetlight, for night swimming, and a cabana to shade you from the sun. The owners thought of everything, apparently.

The house has a two-car attached garage, with a driveway lined by a nice stone wall. If you’re curious about its location, it’s just two minutes from The DeBruce, a high-end destination hotel with stellar reviews. And the house is just three miles from Route 17 and a 2.5-hour drive to New York City.

Ready to get your boogie on? Check out 661 DeBruce Road, Livingston Manor, with Sean Drown, Resort Realty


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