Happy (early) Halloween, Upstaters! Here’s a Wassaic Victorian that’s spooky in the best possible way…
Please understand, when I say it’s spooky, that’s a compliment. I love to explore ruins, but I also love the idea of taking an old structure and making it new again while holding onto as many of its original details as possible. Particularly if that structure is a c.1870 Queen Anne Victorian with gingerbread-house trim on the wrap-around front porch…
Part of the allure of ruins is the secrets they hold. Who knows what you’ll stumble upon while poking through an old, abandoned structure? Some furniture? Old clothing? Letters, pictures, and journals, if you’re really lucky? In this house, you’ll find the original wood-carved staircase, hardwood floors, stained glass, high ceilings, living room fireplace, built-ins, and space. Lots and lots of space. Over 5,000 square feet, in fact, which is great if you like some elbow room, but a tad scary if you’re looking at a full rehab. And, this house needs The Works.
Includes five bedrooms, 2.5 baths, lots of natural light, and original plaster walls in need of repair. The 1.3-acre lot comes with a one-car garage.
As for the location, it sits right in the middle of Wassaic hamlet, walking distance to local businesses and a two-minute drive to the Wassaic Metro-North train station on the Harlem line.
Wassaic is also home to the Wassaic Project, an artists’ collective that occupies the area’s old buildings. Speaking of spooky, on October 27, the Wassaic Project is throwing an all-day Halloween party with haunted tours of Maxon Mills for kids and grown-ups, as well as a Monster’s Ball in the evening. Sounds like Wassaic is the place to be if you’re looking to get your Halloween on.
Feeling frightened yet hopeful about this gorgeous Wassaic Victorian? Find out more about 18 Nelson Hill Road, Wassaic from River Realty Services.