When I put together these posts every week, I try to think of a catchy description to capture some essential aspect of the home in question. And “cramped” was the first word that came to mind here.

Maybe “cozy” is the positive-connotation alternative I could have used, but no, “cramped” seems to fit.

The home has an odd arrangement in some rooms and doesn’t look especially “Amish” in parts, for that matter. Have a look at this room, for example, with the bed slotted right next to an office desk. I assume there is just enough room there to open the closet. This suggests a growing family making use of whatever available space there might be.

Triple-decker bunk bed on the other side of the desk:

This kitchen is on the tight side as well, especially if you compare it to kitchens like the one we saw here last week. The low ceilings probably add to that effect.

The home even looks a bit cramped on the lot it sits on, planted just a few feet from the edge of the road:

Funny enough the land is 23 acres. Sometimes you see homes like this, built right up on the roadside, especially older homes. You can tell the home was not originally Amish-built (dating to 1918) by aspects of its furnishings, like the faux-wood paneling and closet doors. By the way we are in West Edmeston, in Madison County, New York. The county has several small Amish communities.

To be fair, the place is not all cramped:

A lot of traditional elements in this sitting room.

The home itself is not really small – 1,800 square feet. The listing has just a few interior photos, all of which I’ve shared here. Four bedrooms, one bath. There is also a barn. It’s described as a “Gentleman’s Farm”, which is a new term for me.

So we don’t know why the family sold this place, but perhaps they were in fact feeling cramped. With the triple-decker bunk bed + one standard bed in just one of the bedrooms, there is a good chance that they simply outgrew the place.

The home was sold last July. The price?

$135,000.



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