Here’s a rarity in the Catskills: A vintage Victorian house with an updated interior situated in the Kenoza Lake community.
By the early 1940s when this home was built, home styles had firmly transitioned from rambling Victorians to more practical Craftsman Cape Cods and comparatively modest cottages. So, this gingerbread house Victorian must have seemed almost anachronistic among the lake-side bungalows that popular Kenoza Lake’s shores. And, a fabulous interior renovation only adds to its intrigue.
All 2,500 square feet of the inside have been polished, updated, or preserved in some way, from the refinished hardwood floors to the wood trim and double French doors.
Our favorite feature is the wood-paneled main staircase. If this house were an actual gingerbread house, it would be made of milk chocolate, for sure…
…as would the trim, doors, and banisters.
Note the stained glass accent windows in the formal dining room…
…and the sitting room bay windows adjoining the updated kitchen that includes new stainless appliances and butcher block and quartz counter tops.
Includes three bedrooms on the second floor and three more upstairs, plus four full, remodeled bathrooms with custom tiling, modern fixtures, and soaking tubs.
The wrap-around porch offers views of Kenoza Lake’s northeastern edge as well as the five-acre lot that surrounds the home. Kenoza Lake is a 90-acre non-motorized boat lake that’s considered to be one of the higher-end private lake communities in Sullivan County. A minimum five-acre parcel requirement for the lake houses means it maintains idyllic and homeowners get some elbow room between their neighbors, too. Bethel Woods and charming Jeffersonville are nearby, and NYC is just over two hours by car.
Ready to scoop up this singular vintage Victorian? Find out more about 501 Old Taylor Road, Kenoza Lake, NY from Matthew J. Freda Realty.