Rescue this Antique Colonial House in the Catskills, $69,900

east durham colonial

First off, DON’T PANIC: Most of this East Durham Colonial has been gutted and stripped to the studs…but the rest is up to you. 

The farmhouse dates back to the early 1800s, so you should come prepared with historic restoration knowledge…or, can hire someone who does.

east durham colonial

Look, when a listing says, “handyman special,” you know what we’re getting into here. However, in this case, at least you don’t have to gut the two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,600-square foot interior. On top of that, the bones and raw materials that remain – like original wide-board flooring, ceiling support beams, and a mix of newer double-hung and original windows – look promising.

east durham colonial

The open first floor includes a large living room window, high ceilings, and a dining area. As for the kitchen and downstairs bath, they await your grand vision…

east durham colonial

…as do the two upstairs bedrooms.

east durham colonial

The quarter-acre property also comes with a two-car garage.

Situated in the historic Greene County hamlet of Oak Hill, NY, the house might be eligible from some historic restoration grants, according to the listing. It’s worth a deep-dive down the grant rabbit-hole if you’ve got a will to bring this house back to life, complete with your own stylish spin.

Ready to renovate this early-19th-century East Durham Colonial? Find out more about 7911 Route 81, East Durham, NY from Anne Lafferty Realty

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