Vintage Three-Bedroom Fixer-Upper in the Heart of Cold Spring, $495K

  |  November 9, 2022

Today’s Cold Spring house is right in the village, on a street that’s a mix of residential and other uses.

The three-bedroom, one-bath home measures 1,150 square feet, and needs some work inside. Outside, though, it sends out vintage farmhouse vibes that belie its c.1901 beginnings. Cream clapboard siding, a spacious front porch, and a white picket fence with plenty of room for old-fashioned garden plants…it’s a dream for old-home buffs. It’s tough to see from this angle, but there’s a brick-paver driveway to the left of the house.

The living room has original wood floors and a vintage radiator. The fireplace looks like it’s only decorative at this point.

The baseboards and door trim are thick and, we bet, would look great with some stripping and refinishing.

This room has another decorative fireplace and old-fashioned linoleum. The dark-blue-and-cream color scheme needs an update.

The kitchen ceiling looks like it suffered water damage. This entire room would need to be gutted and redone—but for the right owner, it would be a clean slate for a beautiful redo. There’s a back door with one of those wooden screen doors that give you the satisfaction of a good, thwacking slam when they close.

This small room has more linoleum and another radiator. We can see the details on the old windows here, down to the iron handle on the sash.

Oh, this bedroom’s wood floor is in good condition. The new owner would probably want to touch up the plaster walls and ceiling, and paint away those stripes into a more cohesive, single color throughout. The listing’s photos don’t seem to include any more bedroom photos, or one of the bathroom…a sign of a lot of needed work.

The house has a full, unfinished basement…

…with a Bilco door leading to the backyard.

There’s a small side porch that also leads to the shady backyard, which has a small paver walkway and some shrubs and mature trees.

For an avid gardener, there are plenty of brick planting spaces that are waiting to be tended.

The house is next to Our Lady of Loretto Church, which can be a benefit or a bane, depending on how you look at it. On the plus side, this parking lot will be empty when there are no church functions. On the other hand, Sundays are probably a bit of chaos. The ability to walk to everything, however, would probably overcome any trepidation you have about all that.

If you’re looking for a project house in an adorable village, find out more about 28 Fair Street, Cold Spring, from Nora Preusser with Agnes Donohoe Preusser, Inc.

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