This remodeled year-round lakeside cottage offers updated mechanicals blended with vintage Adirondack charm for a comfortable day at the Great Sacandaga Lake in any season.
First Floor: A covered front porch is the perfect spot to sit and wave to neighbors walking or riding by in their golf carts, as is common in this quiet, friendly neighborhood on a dead-end loop along the lake. An Adirondack themed screen door welcomes you into the kitchen which was renovated and expanded in 2015 with a vaulted ceiling, knotty pine interior and vinyl lake-friendly flooring. Right out of a Country Living article, this quaint design includes a repurposed cast iron sink, custom open shelving created from vintage crates, and antique furniture pieces,* with stainless steel gas range/oven and refrigerator and exposed brick wall. To your right is a mudroom area with hooks, and access to the basement with a new set of stairs, and to your right is the half-bathroom added in 2016.
From the kitchen you’ll enter the spacious living room with a wall of vinyl windows overlooking the lake. All renovated as well, the owners kept the beautiful stone fireplace and hearth, but added an efficient wood-burning insert that easily heats the home on Winter nights. They also re-insulated the walls, ceilings and topped them in pine and painted the original floors. This space was enlarged by enclosing a front porch which makes for a terrific dining space by the windows, and a perfect place for rainy afternoon card games or puzzles.
Upstairs: Efficient and adorable, this second floor was remodeled as well, keeping the exposed brick chimney and charming wood floors. All the walls were insulated and trimmed in knotty pine, two bedrooms were combined to make a large master bedroom with windows looking over the lake, with a ceiling fan and custom open closet system. Another bedroom holds a full-size bed, and they created an open loft for bunks and a home office area with ceiling fan. The main bathroom was entirely redone as well with vinyl flooring, tile walk-in shower, toilet and custom vanity with vessel sink.
Outside: A door from the kitchen and another from the living room leads you to the 400+ square foot screened porch which is where you’ll spend three-quarters of your year under the vaulted ceiling with fans, vintage pendant lights with a terrific view of the lake through the full screen walls and custom-made iron railings. There’s room for dining, relaxing and even sleeping! A screened door leads to the stamped concrete patio which offers a shady place to grill or relax. The generous side yard - with no neighbor – and picture-perfect landscaping offers terrific privacy and space for lawn games, a hammock nap, or campfire all looking down to the lake. You can walk around to the walk-out basement from here where the sellers created a 12’ x 10’ “shed” to store materials. A door to the basement opens to the workshop there and storage area with a parking area that makes loading/unloading easy.
Mechanicals: This home is heated by a forced-air, propane-fired furnace and ductwork the sellers installed in 2016. There is a drilled well, and septic system with leech field. The home has Spectrum cable for wireless internet and television.
Location: This home sits in the Town of Edinburg, Saratoga County just 700’ from the Batchellerville Bridge, a popular walking, biking destination with a public boat launch and beach on the opposite side. The home includes a second small parcel of land (see map) parcel no. 80.16-1-55.131.
Lake Access: This home includes a 10’ Permit #11720 with the Hudson River- Black River Regulating District to access the Great Sacandaga Lake directly across the quiet Lakeside Ave. from the home. Currently, the house also includes one-third ownership of an aluminum U-shaped dock (a $4000 investment by seller). This dock is shared with 2 adjoining permit holders on lake and provides a dock space that can hold up to a 28’ boat. A mooring ball is also allowed, but not currently installed. The shared dock is optional, but creates a protected swimming area and more dock space than could be achieved with just a 10’ permit.
Schedule your private showing today and make your dream of year-round lake living on the Great Sacandaga Lake a reality in this updated cottage bursting with charm, outdoor space and low Saratoga taxes!
*Please note a few kitchen furniture pieces are not included in sale, labeled in the home for your tour.