On our Cold Spring tour, today we’re at the eastern end of Main Street. Purists might say we’re technically in Nelsonville, not Cold Spring per se. And it’s a drive to the riverfront and train station, unless you’re up for a half-hour walk.
But this former carriage house is too cute to ignore. Three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a hundred-year history that—rumors say—include use as a blacksmith shop.
Its Main Street location lends itself to use as a live/work space. The living room is spacious, with bamboo floors and a light aqua color scheme that might appeal to some new owners.
The open concept continues into the dining/kitchen area, which sports a teal accent wall.
Sleek white cabinets with brass hardware pop underneath interesting countertops that suggest a woodgrain look. Appliances are stainless steel and look higher-end. Open shelving hangs against the gray subway-tile backsplash.
The dining area is big. Double French doors bring in sunlight and pretty views.
They lead out to a patio and a lengthy backyard.
A half-bath is convenient on the main floor, with a vessel-sink vanity and a frosted glass window.
Head upstairs to this industrial-carpeted bonus room.
The primary bedroom, in the same shade as the downstairs accent wall, is open on one side to the lower level. The lack of privacy notwithstanding, it’s a generous space.
It’s got a walk-in closet and this ensuite bath, with a pebble-and-subway-tiled walk-in shower, an Italian Carrara marble double vanity, and slate floor tile.
The other two bedrooms share the same carpeting and have big windows.
Given the relatively busy street it sits on, there’s probably not a whole lot of privacy or peace and quiet, but hey, you’re still in a beautiful area.
The upstairs has a convenient laundry area, too.
The hall bath has this marble-topped vanity, a Venetian mirror…
…and this adorable, clawfoot tub.
The property totals less than a quarter acre, but it’s grassy and (mostly) fenced in. You can’t beat the house’s proximity to Cold Spring’s fun, not to mention great hiking and a commuter’s dream of a quick train ride to the city.
If this former farrier shop makes your heart flutter, find out more about 357 Main Street, Cold Spring, from William Pugh with Houlihan Lawrence Inc.