Here’s a pristine example of a Craftsman kit home in Greene County’s Athens village, accentuated with a recent renovation.
A lot of frivolous fads came and went during the Roaring 20s, like sitting on flagpoles and Charleston marathons. One other trend was ordering an affordable kit home from a catalog and building it yourself. And, while retailers like Sears and Montgomery Ward haven’t offered kit homes since the 1930s and 40s, some of them are still standing all around the country, including this three-bedroom Craftsman located two blocks from the Hudson River.
Now, while we can’t be 100% sure this is, in fact, a kit home (read up on how to know here), it features similar aspects to a few of Sears’ Foursquare and Arts-and-Crafts home, like a covered front porch and prominent attic windows seen from the exterior, as well as Shaker-style window trim, French doors, hardwood flooring, stained and leaded glass windows, and living room brick fireplace within the 1,475-square-foot interior.
The roomy kitchen offers stainless steel and a salvaged farmhouse basin sink…
…and, the home includes three bedrooms on the second floor, each with a set of large windows, as well as two fully-renovated baths with soaking tub and enclosed shower.
Use the bonus room in the attic as a fourth bedroom/guest room, home office, playroom, or studio.
Dreaming of a backyard? This one has a walled brick-and-stone patio large enough for a cook-out with friends. Pop over to the Athens Waterfront Park, the Stewart House, or the Crossroads Brewing Company, all three of which are walking distance from here.
Big fan of this Craftsman kit home? Find out more about 42 N. Franklin Street, Athens, NY from Gary DiMauro Real Estate.