Make-Your-Own Retro Retreat in the Catskills, $86K

  |  May 8, 2020
catskills contemporary cottage

DIYers, this Catskills Contemporary cottage is ready to become the 1970s-inspired retreat of your dreams.

Quick question to the current owners: Is it possible to throw in the swordfish? Because we think it would make the perfect vintage touch to an updated, 1,706-square-foot interior. As for the updates themselves, that’s where you’ll need to step in…

catskills contemporary cottage

…but, for less than $90K to start, you’ll have plenty to work with, thanks to an open and breezy living room with cathedral ceilings and a fireplace with wood stove insert. Not in the mood for orange counter tops and colonial-style cabinetry? Turn the spacious eat-in kitchen into something more modern by re-purposing the cabinets and replacing the linoleum flooring.

catskills contemporary cottage

Additionally, the four-season home comes with three bedrooms (closets included) plus two full baths…

…and, outside, there’s a separate two-car carriage house situated on the 5.4-acre property. Finally, the Mine Kill stream crosses the property, providing a serene, babbling soundtrack to your renovations.


The property is located 8 miles from Stamford village, and about 15 miles from Roxbury village, both in Delaware County, NY. If you’re looking for a cottage out in the country, you’ll find no shortage of country here.

catskills contemporary cottage

Ready to fix up this Catskills Contemporary cottage? Find out more about or schedule a virtual tour of 825 Shew Hollow Road, Gilboa, NY at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

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