Historic Home Restorers, This Catskills Home’s For You…

  |  November 15, 2019
walton farmhouse

…and, you can get this c.1795 Walton farmhouse for the low, low price of $89,000.

This house would radiate curb appeal…if it weren’t situated on a wooded, .75-acre lot that sure feels like it’s way out in the country. In fact, it’s walking-distance to the center of Walton, NY, a small village in western Delaware County, about half-way between Margaretville and Binghamton. For those looking to do some historic restoration and old-home enthusiasts with cash burning a hole in your wallet, this farmhouse might be worth the work.

Formerly a tavern (at least, the front portion, says the listing), this 2,485-square-foot house maintains its historic character through its details, like the rocking-chair front porch, wood trim, two fireplaces, and built-ins.

The interior’s need for updating and polish is evident from the photos, but what the photos don’t tell us is that the second floor “needs extensive work.” In addition to the first-floor kitchen, upstairs, there’s a second kitchen, and on the third floor, a full attic.

Once all of the restoration work on this 18th-century beauty is through, you can bask in the forests and fields that border the property, as well as a seasonal stream and concrete patio perfect for a fire on a cool autumn evening.

Walton village businesses are less than one mile from here, making it possible to ride your bike or walk into town for groceries, the morning paper, or a bottle of wine.

Itching to take on the prospect of restoring this Walton farmhouse? Find out more about 17 Franklin Road, Walton, NY here

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