Welcome to Five-Figure Friday! Today, we’re visiting this cute cottage in Hyde Park that needs some work, but it’s in a beautiful setting.
The 1,027-square-foot house has two bedrooms, one bath, and some pretty solid bones. Come prepared to draw up a punchlist of projects, though; this is a roll-up-your-sleeves fixer-upper.
Given the chance, we’d take apart this fireplace, scrape down the bricks, and re-mortar it together. Of course, you’d first have to scrub down those walls, baseboards, and floor. But this is a nice accent in an otherwise basic living room.
The living room and dining room are in one large space off the entry. The house is heated with baseboard registers, fueled by oil. The baseboard units are in pretty bad shape, so that would also be added to the punchlist.
New appliances are on the list, too. The kitchen could handle a creative renovation overall.
The bedrooms are a good size. This one could use a good cleaning, some paint, and new baseboards. There’s an unusual grid pattern underneath that ceiling paint that might result in another project once it’s revealed.
This bedroom needs a new floor. There are two other windows on the opposite side of the room, so it could be a pretty space once it’s fixed up.
The bathroom has this neat built-in vanity, but a non-purist might want to do a gut-and-renovate.
The back patio is roomy and seems to be in good shape to welcome your friends for a Saturday barbecue—after they help you scrape down and redo the siding.
This detached garage is deceivingly big at 560 square feet, and has electric AND heat.
The property is just under two sylvan acres, and it’s a grassy, woodsy canvas for whatever your horticultural imagination could dream up. It’s also not far from shopping, schools, and houses of worship.
Ready to roll up your sleeves? Find out more about 84 Fallkill Road, Hyde Park, from Lisa Wohlmuth with Houlihan Lawrence, LaGrangeville.