We always appreciate it when a house’s problems are profiled, not hidden. So the photos of stripped stairs and worn floors don’t scare us. This full-o-potential center hall colonial has five beds, three baths, four acres.
The listing notes that, while it needs TLC, it’s very livable while you work. And once it’s done you can try to rent it out for the skiers at Windham. Durham is a sweet little town, lots of Irish-owned businesses and the Zoom Flume Water Park, among other attractions, and a quiet spot in the northern Catskills. Not much in the way of public transit (though you can take a train to Hudson, about 25 minutes away), but about 2.5 hours from Brooklyn if you hit traffic right.