Darling Beacon Cottage with a Backyard Pool, $320K

  |  April 22, 2020

This kit house from the 1930s looks right at home here in 2020, thanks to timeless details and an easy-breezy layout. 

The listing states that this two-bedroom, 1,860-square-foot home is a Bennett Lumber Co. kit house dating back to 1932. Sears wasn’t the only kit-home game in town back in those days, with other companies like Bennett, Montgomery Ward, Sterling, and Liberty producing their own versions. Affordable, pre-cut pieces would arrive and homeowners would put the pieces together on the property, and many of these houses have stood the test of time thanks to homeowners keeping them in good condition or making improvements over the years. That is certainly the case here…

…as you can see in the living room and connected dining room with wood floors throughout…

…along with a surprisingly-large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and butcher block countertops.

While this is technically a two-bedroom home, with both bedrooms on the main level, upstairs, there’s an attic space with skylights and a ton of potential to become a big third bedroom, office, or studio. Best roll up your sleeves, though. Down below, the basement is ideal for utilities and storage…

…and, the large, fenced-in backyard comes with an in-ground pool and still enough room left over for a poolside cabana, storage shed, patio, and garden beds.

Your daily walks will take you around the center of Beacon, NY just a few blocks away. Cross the Fishkill Creek to see the east side of town, or head due west to the Hudson River and Long Dock Park.

Feel warm and fuzzy toward this sweet 1930s kit house? Find out more about and schedule a virtual tour to see 247 Rombout Avenue, Beacon, NY at Gate House Realty

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