The village of Cold Spring is a historic little gem on the banks of the Hudson River in Putnam County, and is the focus of this week’s Upstater house profiles.
Today’s spotlight happens to be the cutest little (under 1,000 square feet) cottage, built in 1927 and tucked into a country setting that’s surprisingly close to downtown Cold Spring. A stone wall supports the front lawn, and concrete steps lead to a covered, ground-level front porch.
The front door opens to a wide, open sunroom with white wainscoted walls and a richly stained wood ceiling. The floor near the door is painted wood…
…while the rest of the floor here is carpeted.
A wide doorway helps the sunroom share space with a fully carpeted living room.
The brown color scheme continues from the living room into the kitchen.
The rustic kitchen has a hardwood floor and handmade wood cabinets. The backsplash is wood paneling, too. The cabinets’ forged-iron hardware is a nod to the West Point Foundry in Cold Spring that provided Union Army munitions during the Civil War.
All of that wood paneling and cabinetry in the kitchen might call for a renovation by the new owner, depending upon their preferences; as you can see in this image, it would be interesting to consider reconfiguring walls to make more of an open concept with the living room. The main-floor bedroom can be seen to the left in this picture.
Currently used as an office, the bedroom has an industrial-type carpet; white walls; and pretty windows.
The house has one bathroom, and it’s on the main floor, with white wainscoting below blue walls. The white vanity has a granite top.
The laundry room, though narrow, has room for a washer, dryer, and a work sink, with a door leading outside.
Head upstairs to the second bedroom. It’s got more wood paneling and a ceiling that could use a refresh.
Its ceiling follows the attic roofline, and it has the same carpet as the downstairs bedroom. There’s a big window here, and storage cabinets along the walls.
The two-car, detached garage is in great condition. There’s more than a half-acre of property to garden on; if you need inspiration, Stonecrop Gardens is just a seven-minute drive away. And if you get hungry, it’s just a three-minute drive to Main Street, where you’ll find Hudson Hil’s Cafe and other restaurants and shops. Metro-North’s Cold Spring Station is five minutes away, too.
If this adorable cottage floats your boat, find out more about 42 Fishkill Road, Cold Spring, from Abbie Carey with Houlihan Lawrence Cold Spring.