Antique Saltbox Cottage in the Western Catskills for $99K

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Don’t get in over your head with a massive fixer-upper; this Margaretville saltbox offers a more approachable renovation opportunity.

Comforting words from the listing might help you decide if you’re taking the plunge: “In need of TLC, but NOT a daunting project.” Like music to our ears! Granted, that doesn’t offer a ton of detail about what you’ll be getting yourself into, but once complete, you’ll have yourself a tidy little Catskills cottage on over a half-acre, just a few miles south of charming Margaretville in Delaware County, NY.

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The 1,000-square-foot interior sports lots of wear-and-tear, but it’s also managed to stand the test of time, having stood here since the 1850s. Installing window frames, refinishing the floors, removing the unsightly baseboard heaters, and giving it a fresh coat of paint will make the living room shine…

…and, over in the kitchen, start mapping out how to most effectively use this galley-style space to suit your whims.

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Upstairs, there are two bedrooms in various states of repair, both with hardwood floors…

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…and, there’s a detached two-car garage with a poured concrete floor and electric begging to be made into a studio or guest house.

Some updates to the house include a new roof, septic/well, heat, and 200-amp electric. The listing might be right: This project doesn’t sound that daunting, after all.

The property is located about three miles south of Margaretville, NY, on the northern side of the East Branch Delaware River.

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Can you finish the improvements on this Margaretville saltbox? Find out more about 662 County Highway 3, Margaretville, NY from Catskill Heritage Realty LLC.

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