Ok, this isn’t a true carpenters’ Gothic, but I’ve always loved that style (and phrase!), and this house was renovated by its carpenter-owner. I looked at it a year ago, and I thought it had a lot of selling points.Unfortunately (or fortunately, for the lucky bargain hunter), it didn’t sell and was taken off the market. The agent will still show it to interested parties, though, and I think it’s worth taking a look.
The renovation was so thoughtfully done, with lovely wainscoting and exposed brick, and Cornwallville, as mentioned before, is an undiscovered gem, a rare combination artsy residents and lack of pretense. This house is right on Cornwallville’s main drag, which would be great if you’re the social type but not if you’re looking for the sort of country house where you’d never have to see a neighbor. The back of the house, with that deep high porch, overlooks a sloping field and the Catskill mountains. With a little bit a tree slaughter, you’d have a pretty fantastic mountain view. What’s not to love?
Stats on the jump.
2929 Route 20, Cornwallville NY (Living Structures) GMAP
Asking Price: $174,900
Square feet: 2000
Land: 1.376 acres, but with far-reaching views
Distance to NYC: 138 miles; 2 hours, 48 minutes