An 1872 One-Room Schoolhouse-Turned-Home in Cozaddale

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10684 Cozaddale-Murdock Rd.

Photography by Susan Rissover

Never heard of Cozaddale? Neither had we, until this house came on the market. Turns out it’s a small Warren County community just a few miles north of Goshen and east of Loveland. It also turns out that this home, built in 1872, was actually once the Cozaddale schoolhouse.

From the outside, the home looks like a pretty straightforward painted brick rectangle with two small additions, including a screened porch and deck. On the inside, though, this place is basically one giant room with a vaulted wood ceiling and open second-floor loft (fear not—it has a private bedroom and two full baths with walls as well).

Photography by Susan Rissover

The home’s centerpiece, though, is clearly its massive, curved interior staircase, which was handmade from preserved, hewn logs and sticks and leads up to that loft. Even better? Perched at the top of the staircase and beside the shellacked stick railing is a small carved wood figure, staring out over the living space below. We’re not sure what the figure’s backstory is or why it’s there, but we like to think it’s safeguarding the home, the way a garden gnome might outside. Either way, it’s safe to say the word “eclectic,” which agent Susan Rissover uses to describe this house in her listing notes, is truly an accurate description.

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