Sterling Forest Sears Kit Bungalow, $299,999

Dating back to 1926, this Greenwood Lake Sears Kit cottage comes with a complete 2018 renovation…

If you’re just catching up with us this week, we’ve been scouring the listings for small homes in the Hudson Valley. First-time home-buyers, down-sizers, vacation home-seekers, and anyone looking to embrace a Minimalist lifestyle: These listings are for you.

Back before the Tiny Home Movement was a movement, Sears Roebuck and Co. was offering kit homes at affordable prices, many of them modest in size, made from durable materials meant to last. This Greenwood Lake cottage is one such kit home, and here’s the original Sears kit home catalog listing for this home style:

Sure, there are some facade and front entrance differences, but that could’ve been modified during the renovation. Either way, this is one ship-shape remodel of one of our favorite home styles. Let’s take a look inside…

Completely rehabbed down to the studs, the 600-square-foot interior includes new hardwood floors, new windows, stainless steel appliances, farmhouse sink, granite counters, and new hardwood cabinets. Two bedrooms are on the main floor, and there’s an additional sleeping loft accessible via ladder.

That renovation also comes with a re-configured, fenced-in backyard with raised garden beds and patio.

The cottage is located in the Forest Park community at Greenwood Lake in southern Orange County, right on the New Jersey border. HOA fees are $65 per month and include use of a private beach and boat launch. Greenwood Lake has long been a Hudson Valley escape for those who live downstate. In fact, former NY Yankee Derek Jeter used to live at Greenwood Lake until he put his palatial mansion on the market.

NYC is an hour away.

Is this Greenwood Lake Sears kit cottage the perfect Tiny House for you? Find out more about 3 Tinkers Drive, Greenwood Lake from Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty.

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