This week, we’re honoring stately old-timers that have been around a while but are holding up well.
Today we’re in Catskill, at the c.1879 Catskill Merchant House. The 2,478-square-foot house is a couple blocks off Main Street, in between the Hudson River and Catskill Creek.
The middle level has this expansive front porch with a sweeping village view.
The entry off that porch is sunny and bright, with a sidelighted door and hardwood floors.
This living room also has hardwood floors and sunny windows, along with a tin ceiling. Like the furniture’s Midcentury Modern flair? There’s an option to buy the house fully furnished.
Across the entry hall from the living room is this parlor, with a big fireplace and beamed ceiling.
Off the parlor is this updated kitchen. It’s got marble countertops, white cabinets with black hardware, and a mix of stainless steel and white appliances.
White tile on the walls contrasts with the dark hardwood floor.
The dining room, with the same dark floors, has a door leading outside.
Back at the entry, climb the center staircase to a clean, bright upper hallway.
This bedroom has mirrored sliding closet doors; dark floors that could be laminate; and built-in shelving.
A sitting area and desk take up the rest of the large room.
This room’s a bit smaller, with a lighter wood floor and a built-in closet.
Light blue walls amplify the sunniness of this third bedroom, despite the dark floors.
The house has two full bathrooms, including this one that might need some updates.
There’s another full bath, and a half-bath as well, though the listing’s pictures don’t specify which one this is.
The lower-level entry, with deep-red tin walls, a white-tin ceiling, and a vintage dark-green Dutch door, gives off British telephone-booth vibes, doesn’t it? Or is that just us?
The house has a back porch that’s big enough for a dining set.
The yard is postage-stamp size—less than a tenth of an acre—but the property is convenient to Catskill’s downtown, and it’s just 10 minutes to hip Hudson.
If this vintage Victorian caught your eye, check out 16 New Street, Catskill, with Anthony D’Argenzio of Houlihan Lawrence.