Every once in awhile a unicorn comes along—in the form of an affordable home in a pretty location—and here’s one right near the banks of a trout stream.
This three-bedroom, 1.5-bath Cape Cod-style house is in Hankins, Sullivan County, about a mile from the Delaware River and across the street from trout-rich Hankins Creek.
Does it need updating? You bet. But it’s got a killer low price, and the list of updates it already has includes a new roof, new furnace, new plumbing, new well, and an updated bathroom. The living room has painted panel walls, an interesting crown molding at the ceilings, and what looks like laminate flooring (but could be hardwood).
It’s a good size, with a pretty window alcove flanked by handcrafted, built-in shelves.
The crown molding continues in this home office tucked into a corner of the main floor. It’s got deep-toned blue walls and chunky wood window trim.
The new owner would be wise to use some of the money they’ll save on the purchase price to update the kitchen. From the shiny ceiling to outdated appliances and cabinets that don’t appear to stay closed, it could use some help.
But the full bath on the main floor has been updated, with a quartz-topped vanity and new medicine cabinet. It’s got a tub/shower combination and a tile floor.
The staircase is solid and leads to the three bedrooms…
…and this half bath with a quirky-in-a-cool-way wallpaper/tile treatment.
The top floor has hardwood floors and ceilings that angle every which way, following the roofline. This bedroom has a cozy nook, lit by a petite window, that’s perfect for a reading spot.
The other two bedrooms also have geometric ceilings and chunky window trim.
This one has more of that creative crown molding, and looks big enough to serve as the primary bedroom. The walls and ceiling could use an updated coat of paint.
The house sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre and has a garage that fits three cars, with room for workshop space, too. A stone-arch bridge spans the creek across the street and is the perfect spot for a morning meditation or to cast a line.
Restaurants in Callicoon are a 10-minute drive, and you can get to the Cochecton Pump House in 15 minutes.
If this creekside cutie floats your boat, check out 42 County Road 94, Hankins, with John Ducey of Keller Williams Hudson Valley United.