We’re kicking off our theme of historic homes this week with a stunner in Catskill: The Main Street Manse.
This brick Italianate manse was built in 1860; although fully renovated, it has classic details that make you just fall in love with it almost immediately.
The front porch is made of Brazilian walnut and wraps widely along one side of the house, offering generous room for eating al fresco in summer or just watching the sunset over the Catskills. From the porch, you enter the house through a massive, carved door framed by a leaded fanlight window and leaded-glass sidelights. The entry is flanked by a parlor and a living room, separated by an elegant central staircase.
The foyer leads to an impressive dining room, perfect for entertaining family or friends.
At the back of the house is a roomy chef’s kitchen with a professional Viking gas range backed by exposed brick (is that a kitchen fireplace hiding behind it?); hexagonal slate tile; open shelving; and a convenient door to the backyard—which has room for playing or gardening.
Don’t miss the sunny breakfast nook, with exposed brick, built-in storage, and shelves supported by vintage iron pipes. A half-bath is also off the hallway on this level.
Upstairs is a large primary bedroom with an ensuite bath. Notice how the huge windows give an Edward Hopper air to the room!
Three other bedrooms have the same floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe them in sunlight.
A shared bath in the upstairs hall, a yoga room, and—bonus—a full laundry room round out the amenities in this home.
As you can see, the lucky future homeowner can unlock the door to this vintage beauty and simply move right in. Located on a third of an acre in the heart of Catskill, this 3,600 square foot home is 10 minutes to Hudson’s Amtrak station, 20 minutes to Woodstock, and under two hours of drive time to New York City.
Does this Catskill charmer appeal to the old-home-lover in you? Find out more about 308 Main Street, Catskill, from the Lillie K. Team.