1895 Queen Anne – Greenwich, NY

Added to OHD on 12/14/14   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   5 Comments
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5 Cottage St, Greenwich, NY 12834

  • $99,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2938 Sq Ft
  • 0.57 Ac.
Short sale - bank approval is needed. Some TLC will make this beautiful Victorian shine! Home is in need of repair. Lots of potential with almost 3,000 sq ft. Features include gorgeous original wood moldings, large village lot, wrap around porch, pocket doors, beautiful Cottage St. Sits across from Park. Sold as is.
Contact Information
Abbey McCormick, Coldwell Banker,
(518) 587-3400

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5 Comments on 1895 Queen Anne – Greenwich, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12114 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Just a note, today featured 3 New York state homes. It was a huge oversight on my part, I’ve failed to include pre-1910 NY homes in my weekly state to state searches. After doing a quick search yesterday, these three was what I could do today before going on vacation. Sorry!

    • RossRoss says: 2416 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Kelly, you made me laugh! After looking at these lovely but back-to-back upstate NY homes I was just thinking: Is Kelly planning a move to NY?

  2. John Shiflet says: 5423 comments

    Hi Kelly, old houses are wherever you find them-someday the rapidly growing Sunbelt cities will then have a lot of old houses from the 20th and early 21st centuries but doubtful there will be many passionate discussions about the “fine 1980’s details”. A few typically expensive high-end custom homes these days are built with interesting details but they tend to be the exception. I think folks who see little value in old houses sometimes fail to realize how unlikely it is that any contemporary homes can be found with the hand made and hand built details of the past. Just as old automobiles reach an age where they are considered classics, so too intact old houses with the passage of time will have the same appeal. Anyhow, I hope you’ll have a enjoyable and well-deserved vacation (maybe you’ll spot some interesting old houses?) as well as enjoy the upcoming holidays. In seems that 2014 was the year when Old House Dreams finally got some traction and decent “hit” numbers. I can only wish and hope that 2015 will be even better and more rewarding.
    On a different topic,(my apologies for this lengthy story) I noted this house is subject to a short sale. (i.e. lender approved sale) I have some up close observations and an on-going story about a short sale I’d like to share with OHD readers. A long time neighbor and close friend of ours sold his Queen Anne style house he jointly owned with his brother at the end of August this year. It was featured on OHD before it sold: (for $495k) https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2011/07/12/1898-queen-anne-fort-worth-tx/ Our friend had lived there for most of his adult life so when it came time to vacate, he needed some time to sort out his next move. We decided to share our house and hospitality with our old neighbor since my spouse and I had become empty-nesters several years ago. In September, we took a 10 day road trip to Ohio and Indiana to look for and at old houses. (it was the first Midwest visit for our former neighbor) In North Vernon, IN, we saw several properties and one in particular caught our friend’s eyes. After coming back to Texas, our friend followed up with the realtor and submitted a short-sale offer. (still back in September) Our original short-term boarder remains with us as his short sale offer is still being reviewed and considered by the lender. Three time-extension agreements have been signed with the most recent going into Jan. 2015. Every effort has been made to comply with the terms of the short sale and the cash funds to close are available; yet the offer is still under review more than 90 days after it was first made. Another acquaintance said a friend of his had to wait nine months (!) for another short sale to finally be approved; so the moral of this story is if you want to go the short-sale route, please be prepared to patiently wait and go through a lengthy process which could still end up with the offer being declined or countered at some point. If that is the case here, I could see a short sale still pending long after the snows have melted next Spring, so that’s something a potential buyer might want to consider. That said, perhaps some lenders have a more streamlined short-sale process but taking more than 3 months seems like a very long wait when a cash offer is on the table.

  3. JimHJimH says: 5236 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Greenwich and nearby towns in southern Washington County have many older homes at reasonable prices and are daily-commutable to the Albany area or Saratoga, if not NYC. Very pretty area with forests in the hills, farms in the valleys, and lots of ponds and lakes. There’s a New England feel to the area, not surprising since it borders Vermont and is just a few miles from Massachusetts.

  4. Tia P. says: 52 comments

    I love that the wood work was not painted over, for the exception of one window. This home is beautiful! I loved the style of it inside and out. It will be so pretty once it’s restored!

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