Looking for a cozy, traditional home in Livingston Manor that needs some refreshing but not a total overhaul? You’ve got it here.
This three-bedroom, 1.5-bath house has parts that look darn near pristine, and others that need a little buffing up. But look at it: Crisp white siding, pretty black-and-white fan paint above the front door, and window boxes, for goodness’ sake. You can almost imagine Granny walking onto that side porch to shake out her apron.
The house was built in 1934, and luckily has held onto cool details like a spiral newel post on the staircase; arched doorways; and original hardwood floors (that need some sanding and refinishing). When you walk in the front door, you’re greeted by a roomy foyer and the stairway.
Or you could enter through the side porch and then slip into a roomy sunroom with more of that original hardwood flooring.
The kitchen is serviceable, but you’d probably want to bang out the wall adjoining the entry and think up a new layout.
There’s charm throughout the house, like cast-iron radiators, French doors, and glass doorknobs.
The gambrel roof allows for an ample walk-up attic for storage, or even for expansion (check out that hardwood floor!)
The side porch already has a sunshade and a swing, for relaxing and sipping tea after you’ve wrangled a trout from the nearby Willowemoc.
The property measures just under a quarter-acre; has a detached, two-car garage; and is walking distance to world-class fishing and a cute downtown with shops and some eateries.
If you’re ready to dip your toes into homebuying here in Livingston Manor, find out more about 653 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, from Donny Zayas at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Peters Realty.