This week, we’re visiting the Orange County town and village of Goshen, an area that’s steeped in history dating back to the Revolution and the Civil War.
Today’s quaint Goshen Colonial is on Wickham Avenue, a popular name in Orange County. In fact, just a few blocks east of this home’s location was Camp Wickham, the first Civil War encampment of the 124th New York State Volunteer Regiment known as the Orange Blossoms. The camp’s footprint stretches from the current Orange County Government Center north to the C.J. Hooker Middle School.
This 2,104-square-foot, side-hall Colonial was built during the throes of World War I, in 1914. It’s got classic Colonial bones, with a welcoming front porch.
The entry shows off a tin ceiling, hardwood floors, and a painted wooden stairway.
The formal living room is just off the entry. From there, you can access the formal dining room, with more hardwood floors and a replica Early American chandelier.
The kitchen is nicely updated with a ceramic-tile floor, rollaway island, and stainless appliances. The cabinets are a mix of mullioned glass and solid wood, and the backsplash is low-maintenance punched tin.
Off the dining room is a cute little mud room, with a tile floor and a door to the back porch.
There’s a carpeted family room on the main level, too, with a fireplace and twin ceiling fans.
Upstairs are the primary suite and two secondary bedrooms. The primary bedroom is big enough for a sitting area opposite the bed.
The primary ensuite bathroom is updated with a marble single-sink vanity and built-in linen cupboard.
The other two bedrooms are carpeted, with built-in shelving, and they share a hall bath. Given the age of the house there might possibly be original wood floors under there. Who knows? But it’s nice to dream.
The back porch leads out to the driveway and the backyard. Overall, the property measures 0.15 acre, and has an above-ground pool to swim away on those hot summer days. It’s also just a 10-minute walk to downtown Goshen’s restaurants and watering holes.
Does this village of Goshen home float your boat? Find out more about 43 Wickham Avenue, Goshen, from Diane Blanton at Howard Hanna Rand Realty.