We’re enjoying this Five-Figure Friday in the hamlet of Oak Hill in the town of Durham, Greene County.
This four-bedroom fixer-upper isn’t far from a bend in the Catskill Creek, and close to East Durham and its annual Irish festival that’s earned the area’s moniker as the “Irish Alps.”
The new owner will need the luck of the Irish and a dose of imagination (mixed with elbow grease) to tackle some much-deserved overhauls.
The listing says the original part of the house was built in 1795. It’s obviously been added on to, but you can see solid bones like the plaster-and-lathe behind the groovy ’70s paneling.
The exposed rafters here are cool. We imagine a leathery handyman swinging a hammer over his shoulder, saying, “I could do somethin’ with that…”
The kitchen is roomy. We bet a family made good memories (and lots of Sunday dinners) here. The 1,716-square-foot house deserves a new life with a new owner.
Hey, wait—this room looks updated.
But this one—except for the newish-looking fluffy carpet—needs touchups.
This dormered den/bedroom could be gorgeous with a little hard work. The house only has one bathroom, too, so the new owner might consider converting one of the four bedrooms into a bath.
Oh, hello, 1795! The back of the house screams antiquity. Old-home buffs would definitely want to preserve some of those details.
The property measures a third of an acre, and includes this detached garage with room for two cars.
There’s also room for a workshop in here, and loft space for storage.
If you’ve got a rehabber’s eye, check out 7921 Route 81, Oak Hill, with Ronnie M. Rebis of Grist Mill Real Estate.