Property Crush

Look Inside: This Bright Red ‘70s Ski House Is on the Market for Just Under $300,000

published Jan 23, 2020
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Credit: Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Lancaster

The details

  • Address: 7145 Nys Route 242, Mansfield, NY
  • Price: $299,999
  • Size: 1,568 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3

Why we have a crush on this property

Nothing sticks out on a sleepy, snow-covered slope quite like a bright red house. This little number, tucked beside HoliMont Ski Resort in Ellicottville, N.Y., dances to the beat of its own drum. While that vermilion paneling is certainly eye-catching, it’s the home’s interior that makes an even bolder statement.

Credit: Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Lancaster

Inside, it’s all ‘70s vibes in the best kind of way. From the matching brown refrigerator and oven in the kitchen to the red tile floors and retro yellow-glass pendant light suspended over the dinner table, the house is a groovy throwback to times of bell bottoms and turtlenecks. 

A whopping five bedrooms and three full bathrooms make the place roomy enough to host a ‘70s dinner party weekend, complete with all the sauerkraut molds your heart desires. And on quieter nights, after a long day of skiing—cross country trails are walkable from the front door—the living room’s massive brick fireplace makes for a cozy spot to curl up with cocoa. 

Credit: Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Lancaster

Practical updates like a new metal roof are an added bonus, but the house itself is proof that trendy renovations aren’t always what can make a house a home. Would this little ski chalet enjoy the same retro charms with marble countertops and a subway-tiled bathroom? We think not. 

Credit: Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Lancaster

The 22-acre property is listed for $299,999 by Caitlin Croft of Keller Williams Realty Lancaster.

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