We whizzed past this house just the other day during a whirl-wind tour of the Coxsackie area, which provided a level of vetting that we don’t always get here at Upstater. It was an eye-opening experience that should stand as a reminder that a reality check on these houses is sometimes in order.
With that said, we really liked the neighborhood in which this house is situated, and the house looked great, too. As we mentioned in our Town of the Week write-up on Coxsackie, the village is strange, beautiful and seemed bafflingly deserted. But the neighborhoods are filled with a fascinating array great houses. Some of them ornate bordering on opulent (we’re writing about a stunning second empire Victorian tomorrow! Stay tuned!), some of them are ramshackle, and some of them are like this cottage: Cute, well-maintained and ridiculously affordable.
The roof has been replaced within the past 3 years, the kitchen has been renovated (see above) and it’s just a few minutes’ walk to the water front and the public library. The stone retaining wall in the yard makes a nice outdoor detail.
The Coxsackie-Athens High school is a half-mile away, which is great if you’ve got school-age kids. They can join the ranks of other undoubtedly bored teenagers who reside in Coxsackie, where there’s nothing to do but look at cool buildings and go to the water front park. Kids these days; they just don’t appreciate fabulous upstate New York architecture like they use to.