Phoenicia Dutch Colonial, $495,000
We’ve had quite a few notes from readers, and realtors, writing in to urge us to spread the word that “Phoenicia is still here.” (Which was also the subject of NY Post piece last week). This is not to say that the town wasn’t hit incredibly hard and that there’s work to be done. It’s just to say that much of the place is still highly functional and totally beautiful (see photos from earlier this week), and there are still homes for sale.
Including this one, sent in by folks at FreeStyle Realty. I personally don’t go in for a Dutch Colonial, but there’s something about this place that does feel so classically country house to me that I thought it might interest our readers. Maybe it’s just that it has a pool, and so few of the properties we profile do. This one has nice woodwork–not too much of it–and plenty of space with four beds and 2,385 square feet. Here’s a little write-up from the broker:
“There’s a two-room professional suite, with separate exterior entrance that has been a “town doctor’s” office for decades, would also make a great B&B suite. Plus, there’s home office(s), a library/study area and a laundry room. The home has been completely updated state-of-the art energy wise – from the basement to the attic, and all systems in between. Original, never-painted interior woodwork, hardwood floors, french doors, orig. steam radiators converted to hot water with individual thermostats. Outside is just right — 1/2 of an acre, heated saline pool, fully fenced yard with enough lawn and whimsical treehouse. Need more yard – use the Parish Field right next door. Need more woods? Parish Field hosts the entrance to the “Tanbark Trail” hiking trail which adjoins NYS Mt. Tremper lands.”
It’s in town, close to all the adorableness of downtown Phoenicia, and very close to the lovely Esopus Creek. I’m a sucker for the subway tile in the bathroom, an instant draw for me personally. And I like that it’s next to state land and hiking trails, so the chances of a subdivision popping up next door are very small. Probably a good time to buy there, when business is slow, and word has it this place is just about to undergo a reduction. Just make sure it’s not in the flood plane. Stats on the jump.