Five-Figure Fridays: A Two-Bedroom in the Heart of the Former Borscht Belt for $99.9K

  |  August 25, 2023

It’s Five-Figure Friday again, and today Upstater is in the Sullivan County town of Liberty—once the home of Borscht-Belt giant Grossinger’s Hotel.

This house is eight minutes from the site of that legendary inspiration for Dirty Dancing, though sadly that startup for famous comedians and musicians no longer exists. The two-story house predates those times: It was built in 1920, and needs a lot of work, as does the home next door to it, too.

Rip up the carpet in the living room, replace the ceiling…and that’s just the start of renovations here.

We’re hoping there are good bones underneath that grungy wall-to-wall and behind that faded paint.

The dining room is cheerful but needs a total update.

The kitchen is a good size, with cabinets running along either wall and a door to the backyard in the center.

The fruit-filled wallpaper and the blue counters that are in not-terrible condition hint that this home was loved recently.

The first of two bedrooms has a hardwood floor in dire need of repair; the same goes for the bifold closet doors.

The second bedroom has angular walls that are crying out for scrubbing and a new coat of paint, along with a new carpet.

It’s no surprise that the bathroom needs a gut renovation, as well.

The house is on a quarter-acre lot and has a three-car garage (and a classic car that could be another project for a willing owner). Stairs along the side lead up…

…to a workspace that’s basically a shell, but one that’s in fairly good shape.

From here, you’re less than five minutes from Route 17 (known to locals as the Quickway), and under 10 minutes to drinks, music, and cabaret at Cabernet Frank’s in Parksville. So if this project house is for you, find out more about 22 Lewis Street, Liberty, from Virginia Corbett of the Virginia Corbett Home Team at Re/Max Town & Country.

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