Linda Meyerson and her husband David Boyko had designs on Coppedge Cottage even before it hit the market.
“We passed this home many times and thought how wonderful it would be to live there,” Meyerson said. “It was a home we could see ourselves in.”
They loved that the property included separate office space and living quarters and that it was secluded on the banks of the Delaware River.
In 2010, they finally found their opportunity.
“As soon as it came on the market we purchased it,” she said.
Although the home had been remodeled in 2000, Meyerson and Boyko updated the kitchen and made other improvements including a new roof and gutters, new stone walkways and a new coat of paint inside and out.
Now the kitchen – which features granite countertops, designer appliances and a large center island – is Meyerson’s favorite part of the home.
“Everyone loves to mingle in the kitchen while we cook,” she said. “It is a warm, cozy area and we spend much of our time here.”
Meyerson and Boyko lived in Lumberville for some time before buying the cottage.
“The village is a charming place made up of smart, eclectic and warm neighbors,” Meyerson said. “It has a strong identity, which it thrives to maintain.”
The cottage itself is a part of the village history.
Fern Coppedge, the cottage’s original owner, painted her famed impressionist landscapes while she lived there. Today, Lumberville hosts gatherings for her fans.
“The village folks get together during the course of the year for picnics, brunches and the New Year’s Eve ball dropping from our walking bridge across the Delaware River,” Meyerson said. “Who said ‘Only in New York?’”
She said the decision to sell the property was a difficult one to make, but she and Boyko know that it’s time.
“At our age we are looking for warm weather and sunshine all year round,” she said.
The property is listed with Sharon Pratt at Addison Wolfe for $1,590,000.