We continue our Victorian vision boards this week with a stop in Congers, a former railroad-centric hamlet in the town of Clarkstown in Rockland County.
This four-bed, 1.5-bath Victorian was built in 1900, and it’s been in the same family for more than 100 years! Like a lot of vintage homes with this longevity, it’s got great original details, but it could use some updates.
The wraparound front porch is mahogany, and the multipaned double-door entry is a keeper.
Step into a welcoming entry, with carved columns and a chunky walnut staircase.
The living room is spacious–if the carpet’s removed, chances are good that there’s some healthy hardwood flooring underneath. There’s a separate TV room on this level, too.
The dining room definitely gives off Grandma vibes, and check out that stained glass in the window!
The dining room is also home to the quirkiest wood stove, with a tile surround, that we’ve ever seen. It functions, too, according to the listing.
The kitchen is a time capsule. We bet some great home-cooked meals were whipped up here over the years. But the new owner would most likely want to do some updates, beginning with the flooring.
The kitchen is big enough for a dinette, too. Besides this door that likely leads to the unfinished full basement, there’s another door leading to a cute lil’ back porch.
Upstairs are four big bedrooms. The ceilings are high, but–along with the wallpapers and carpeting–would probably need to be replaced. Overall, the house comes in at 2,123 square feet, which is a good size for a family.
Step into the full bath on the second floor and you’re entering another time capsule. Still, there’s great tiling here, and the two big windows are a nice bonus. This is the house’s only full bath; the main floor has a half-bath.
The walk-up attic has a Gothic mood to it, with soaring rafters, solid hardwood flooring, and more beautiful stained-glass accents.
The property’s 0.18 of an acre. It has a detached, two-car garage, and a lot of mature plantings. The Rockland County hamlet of Congers is best described as a bedroom community: It’s a 40-minute drive to the GW Bridge, and kids attend Clarkstown schools and have tons of recreational opportunities. This house is just a 10-minute walk to restaurants and Congers Lake Memorial Park, a 100-acre lake with a perimeter boardwalk, a swimming pool, and tennis, handball, and basketball courts.
Loving the vibe of this vintage Victorian? Check out 13 N Conger Avenue, Congers, with Michelle Cruz of Today Realty Corp.