We are in Orange County on this Five-Figure Friday, at a c.1950 bungalow that’s tiny but ready for year-round use.
The 664-square-foot former summer home is in Mountain Lodge Park within a community of 800 homes that have a Monroe mailing address but are actually in the town of Blooming Grove, not far from Washingtonville and Brotherhood Winery.
The enclosed front porch is currently used as extra living space, but we assume it’s not exactly toasty in the wintertime.
The living room, however, has beautiful bones, beginning with a gorgeous rock fireplace flanked by tall, skinny windows. Built when it was, the house has the obligatory wood paneling on most of its walls. But the new owner can decide whether it’s worth replacing.
The kitchen has a vintage white porcelain sink, and an equally vintage gas stove, all backed by faux brick.
The fridge looks new; however, a peek at the cabinets shows that they would probably need an update.
This paneled family room is used for dining, according to the listing. It’s got its own door outside.
The two bedrooms have what you’d expect in an older bungalow: Floral wallpaper, trim that needs new paint, and moody lighting through the windows.
It looks like this home was well-loved while it was lived in. It’s ready for a new chapter.
It’s also ready for a new bathroom, apparently. The house is being sold “as is,” but the roof and siding are just two years old, and the propane boiler and hot-water heater are new. It’s got a walkout basement, and it’s on nearly a quarter-acre of land.
If this petite property is calling to you, answer it at 38 Paradise Trail, Monroe, with Karen Briscoe-Reed of Houlihan Lawrence—LaGrangeville.