This humble cottage could be your upstate escape this summer for just $165,000. It’s located in Kinderhook, a town known for its charming downtown and historic sites that include the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. The home, a former cottage built for the town’s cotton mill workers, is located at 4 Railroad Avenue–a short walk from Kinderhook’s downtown. It’s a modest abode with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and some lovely interior details.
According to Brownstoner, this was one of eight cottages built in 1858 for workers at the J. P. Chrysler & Co.’s Steam Cotton Factory. Although the mill burned down in 882, several of the cottages are still standing. Surrounded by a white picket fence, the property comes with a large front and back yard as well as a garden shed and patio. The front of the house also faces Mills Park, a 25-acre open space.
Inside, there’s about 800 total square feet. The first floor holds the open living area lined with three big windows.
It looks as if the cottage still boasts the original hardwood floors, which have been stenciled with a checkerboard pattern.
The stenciled wood floors lead to a kitchen at the back of the cottage.
And a narrow stairway leads to the two bedrooms upstairs, both cozy spaces with vaulted ceilings. The entire cozy apartment looks like a nice summer retreat at a good price. Be sure to check out a few more interior photos of it in the gallery.
[Listing: 4 Railraod Avenue by Michael Castellano for Gilcrest Properties]
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Photos courtesy of Gilcrest Properties
Neighborhoods : Kinderhook