Which of These Serene Lakeside Cottages Would You Make Your Hideaway?

These two cottages make up in amenities what they lack in size.

3 Tinkers Dr, Greenwood Lake

Price $239,000
Square Footage 600
Lot Size (Acres) 0.11
Year Built 1927
Bedrooms 3
Baths 1
School District Greenwood Lake UFSD
Taxes $3,582 (HOA: $65/month)

Way back in the 1920s, prospective homeowners could pick out the home they wanted from the Sears Roebuck catalog. In fact, the plans for this home appeared on page 24 of the 1926 catalog. This Craftsman-style bungalow has since been totally renovated, with new hardwood floors, windows, stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse sink, granite counters, and new hardwood cabinets. Although it was redone down to its studs, it retains a ton of character, including a sturdy ladder up to a sleeping loft above the living room. There’s an expansive front porch, a side deck, and French doors that lead from the walkout basement to the deep backyard with a garden and inviting patio. This little dream of a home is located on a private road edging Sterling Forest and its multitude of hiking opportunities; an HOA membership gets you a private beach and dock space on huge Greenwood Lake.

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142 West Shore Dr, Kinderhook

Price $259,000
Square Footage 648
Lot Size (Acres) 0.17
Year Built 1945
Bedrooms 2
Baths 1
School District Ichabod Crane CSD
Taxes N/A

If you’d like to get away from it all, without getting away from it all, buy this “dollhouse” on Kinderhook Lake. Easily accessible, it has a huge driveway capable of holding six cars. This cute little cottage has an equally cute shed, with doors on two sides for easy access to kayaks, boats, and other water-fun equipment. Inside the house are a roomy kitchen with lots of cabinets, a sitting room, a three-quarter bath, and an open-concept living/dining area. Upstairs are two sunny bedrooms. The property is nicely shaded with tall, mature pines and other mixed woods. An elevated deck has lots of space for dining and relaxing; it leads to a big yard with 50 feet of lake frontage, a private dock, an outdoor dining area, and plenty of room for a hammock and lots of chairs for the friends who’ll surely want to join you in this pocket-sized paradise.


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West Shore Drive photos by Elizabeth Modleski, listed by Elizabeth Modleski of Betty’s Properties, www.bettysproperties.com, 518.758.2080

Tinkers Drive photos by Propellerheads Aerial Photography, LLC, listed by Mary Pearsall, www.marypearsall.randrealty.com, 845.928.8161

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