Today’s Five-Figure-Friday pick comes in just a shade under six figures, and is located between the Hudson River and New Paltz.
This two-bedroom, one-bath ranch is located in Highland, in the Ulster County town of Lloyd. It has potential—which starts with two choices of stairs to climb to get into the house.
The living room has windows that seemed to be nicely trimmed. But that carpet looks like a sneezefest is about to happen, and needs to be ripped out. The walls need some love, too.
The kitchen has nice windows, too. Once everything is demo’d (we’d donate these cabinets to the local ReStore, run by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, since they seem to be in good shape), there’s a good-sized space for a newly imagined kitchen.
There’s more of that nice wood trim. The listing says the house was built in 1900, so it’s possible that there is good chestnut wood surrounding the doorways and windows.
The first of two bedrooms can be bright and cheery, once the carpet’s removed and the walls are fixed up and painted.
The ceilings need to be scraped and redone, too. And let’s start a movement against hollow-core doors. We get it, they’re inexpensive. But they’re quite ugly; and have you ever tried to slam those lightweight doors? You really can’t. No satisfaction there.
While we’re at it, let’s protest painting vintage wood trim. In this bedroom, we’d try stripping the paint off this wood to see what lies beneath it.
With some elbow grease, this house could really be a cute home.
The bathroom is a good size, too.
There’s a back porch off the kitchen, and the backyard looks like it’s a mix of lawn and granite.
This detached garage needs some attention but would be worth saving. It’s got a separate entry door, which is a big plus.
The property is a long rectangle that stretches out behind the house, covering more than three-quarters of an acre. It’s a 12-minute drive to the Walkway Over the Hudson, and 15 minutes to the Mid-Hudson Bridge. If you drive less than 15 minutes in the other direction, you’ll be in the heart of New Paltz and all the eateries and shops there.
If you’re grabbing your toolbox and imagination already, find out more about 60 Ose Road, Highland, from Laura N Schuder with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties.