Happy Thanksgiving to our readers! In honor of this day, when we gather friends and family to share a meal, we have a cute house with a dining room that’s spacious enough for a crowd.
You can walk to the top of downtown Catskill’s Main Street from this gem of a house that was built in 1880. It’s got three bedrooms tucked into its 1,460 square feet. A bluestone path leads you to the front door, and continues down the side yard.
Enter the house through this enclosed porch that’s certain to lift your spirits when it’s too cold to sit outside.
The house was recently renovated, and it shows in the striking black staircase and white accents.
Vintage columns, painted white, frame the entrance to the living room. It’s got a hardwood floor with a cool pattern; berry-colored walls; and an accent wall that’s papered in a modern floral design.
The dining room has floor-to-ceiling windows and built-in cabinets with diamond-patterned glass doors. The hardwood floor looks good, but we have to wonder if that blue floorcloth is covering a stain or something. No matter—our attention is diverted to that stunning wood-beamed ceiling.
The ceiling in the kitchen is interesting, as well, with mural covers on the drop-ceiling fluorescents. The cabinets are vintage (two of them have Coke-bottle-lens glass), painted in a dusty sage with white Formica countertops. The hardwood floor here, too, is beautiful. There’s room for a dinette next to another set of big picture windows.
That drop ceiling continues in this main-floor bath. Dark brown tile, a vanity with an avocado sink and counter, and an avocado shower stall scream the 1970s. We’re a fan of nostalgia, but we’d take the opportunity to redo this in a hot minute if we had the chance.
The railing and spindles on the staircase, however, tell a different story: They’re beautifully original and wear the smooth patina of more than a hundred years.
The upstairs bath has been thoughtfully renovated, with dark wood wainscoting and a matching vanity that holds a chunky porcelain sink. The tub/shower, too, is substantial.
This bedroom (which looks a bit PhotoShop-staged with a bed and rug) has wood floors and twin, oversized six-over-six windows.
The floor in this room is beautiful. There’s a ceiling fan/light, too, which makes us think it might be a bedroom. All that storage, however, would make it a great dressing room.
This bedroom has the same mauve paint color as the other rooms and more of that knotty-pine floor. The listing says there are three bedrooms in total.
A big, three-bay garage has a full workshop inside and tons of space for storage and parking. There’s a separate garden shed, too, and the house has a full basement.
The house is on a dead-end street, sitting on a three-quarter-acre double lot that’s unusual in the village of Catskill. This handmade seating area overlooks the woods with a path to a lower firepit area.
If you’re hungry for a cool place to bring family and friends, gobble this up before someone else does. Find out more about 134-142 North Street, Catskill, from Andrew Edwards with the Truss Group LLC.