Welcome to Five-Figure Friday: We’re in the village of Downsville, THE spot for fishing the East Branch of the Delaware River and hiking the Catskill Forest Preserve.
This Neoclassical cottage is 1,100 square feet and needs quite a bit of sprucing up, but it is so worth it. The exterior could use a good scrubbing, but otherwise looks quite sturdy. Situated right on the main thoroughfare in Downsville, it could be the jewel of the village.
The interior does need heavy-duty elbow grease, starting with removal of the living room carpeting. That brick-faced fireplace is gas-fired and, according to the listing, could technically heat the entire home (but there’s an oil furnace, too). The four-over-four windows are oversized and brighten up the room.
Check out the Palladian alcoves above the windows!
It looks like the living room is the heart of the home, with doorways and halls spoking off from it.
Nooks, alcoves, and crannies abound.
The kitchen has a wood-plank ceiling, with walls and floors to match. It needs updating, for sure; still, it’s got a cute bay window that’s crying out for either a window seat or a plethora of plants.
Faded wallpaper dims this bedroom, but the wood floor looks rich. There are two bedrooms and one bath in the house.
This room has a wall of shelves. It needs a new carpet and some careful reimagining. but the walls look solid and would probably bounce back easily with scrubbing, scraping, and repainting. That column and trellis, though? We’re unsure of their purpose…or their future.
This room has more wallpaper and a linoleum floor. Again, the windows are deep and bright, but the space needs a good cleaning and an overhaul.
There’s a covered back porch and a deck.
The property measures just over a tenth of an acre, which is manageable for a home in the village center.
This roomy shed looks new-ish, too.
If you’re ready to set down roots in a fishing/hiking haven, find out more about 28288 State Highway 206, Downsville, from Deborah M. Gorenflo with Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties.