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This Unassuming New York Cape Has the Most Spectacular 1940s Interior

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by Elizabeth Finkelstein

Never judge a book by its cover, especially when it comes to old houses. This ca. 1945 Cape Revival, marketed by the lovely team over at Houlihan Lawrence, is cute enough from the outside. But I was absolutely blown away by the magnificent period-perfect interior, dating to my favorite era. Now THAT’S something you don’t see everyday! Here’s hoping the next owner doesn’t change a thing!


59 Beekman Drive, Carmel, NY

1 bed, 2 baths, 1,393 sq.ft.
Asking Price: $189,000
Custom-Built Cape Cod, built in the 1940’s by a group of German craftsmen with details you won’t find in any other home. Custom wood work is featured throughout the house: built-in desk & shelves in the spacious living/dining room with wood burning fireplace, large classic kitchen with stainless steel appliances. A one car garage and mature gardens.
For more information, visit the full listing on CIRCA!



Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Nyack, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”



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