Thursday, May 29, 2008

Possibilities in Peekskill


It's been awhile since I found a feature-worthy house for under $500,000. This listing fits the bill. The 1865 Victorian has 2,500 square feet and 3 bedrooms, but just one bathroom. While some freshening-up appears to be in order, the rooms all have nice wood floors and original details. (The listing refers to "magnificent fireplaces with hand carved mantels and surrounds," but those aren't photographed.) The kitchen has recently been updated with new cabinetry and granite counters--and, while the overall redo is not to my personal taste, I do love the pressed-tin back splash. The house is set on a 0.16 of an acre corner lot close to the riverfront park and train station. All in all, this one looks quite interesting. $469,900
Houlihan Lawrence, Google Map, Live Search Map

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry but this seems like a dump for a lot of money. Why does the 'renovated' kitchen still have a crappy old sink? No thanks!

Anonymous said...

I totally disagree! This is not a dump, its a beautiful victorian. Its got great molding, doors, fireplaces, floors, high ceilings. It needs a new bathroom and a paint job. But it looks like a great house. And lots of people put big old sinks in the kitchen now. It gives it a country look. For under 500K this looks like a great house.

A said...

I, belatedly, have to add my agreement. I do think that this house is a bit overpriced, but I love that they've made every effort to keep all the original details and to install a kitchen that fits with the style of the home.