1856 Italianate – Malone, NY

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106 Elm St, Malone, NY 12953

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  • $109,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 4403 Sq Ft
  • 0.47 Ac.
Renovators dream! Brick Colonial home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths on a large village lot. Home features a large eat in kitchen, formal dining with built ins, living rooms, and Down Stairs bedroom with on suite. Hardwood floors thru-out, two fireplaces, and large front porch. Basement provides ample room for lots of storage.
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JoAnna Brown, Northern Adirondack Realty
(518) 593-5347
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19 Comments on 1856 Italianate – Malone, NY

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  1. Anne M.Anne M. says: 825 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1972 not a dream.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Renovate? who would renovate this wonderful house? hopefully no one. All this house needs is a little freshening up.

  2. Oak Hall says: 154 comments

    Where did the radiators go?

  3. Bethany says: 3471 comments

    Dying for that bathroom! The kitchen is totally acceptable. I wouldn’t change a thing.

  4. JimHJimH says: 5039 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Malone is in extreme northern New York, and a fairly small county seat. This is the H.H. Thompson House, built for a hardware dealer and early community leader. There are some wonderful old places on Elm Street – this is the best block in town. Next door to the left is the cover house for the book “America’s Painted Ladies”. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/497507090056085078/

    • CharlesR says: 1 comments

      Hi Jim, I recently visited this property twice and I am considering making an offer. Last Thursday I went to the Historical Society in Malone to do research on this property. Although the 3 ladies at the society were very nice, they did not have a lot of information regarding this home. Can you please tell me where did you get the information regarding H H Thompson?
      Thanks, Charles

      • JimHJimH says: 5039 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Hi Charles. The Franklin County Atlas (Beers 1876) has a map of the village of Malone which shows this as the house of H.H. Thompson. Some searching of Census and other records identifies him as Hiram Horton Thompson (1822-1900), a hardware merchant who lived here for decades. The county histories have a lot of info on him and his sons who carried on the business – his building still sits at the corner of Main & Mill Streets. I didn’t spend time searching for deeds to prove that he was the original owner of the house, although it makes perfect sense; that’s a straightforward research project. I’d be surprised if you couldn’t find old photographs. Good luck if you go ahead with the house!
        Will of HH Thompson: http://tinyurl.com/o33ftdn
        http://franklinhistorian.blogspot.com/2010/11/hd-thompson-co.html

  5. John Shiflet says: 5473 comments

    Malone, which others mention is on the Canadian border, must have prospered benefited from International trade in the 19th century. As Jim has posted, the book cover house for AMERICA’S PAINTED LADIES is there and it was designed by renowned NY architect Archimedes Russell and painted in rainbow hues of color. In past years, Malone was also known as an antiques center where wholesale dealers could buy in bulk from local sellers but that may have changed. Lovely house here with very typical Italianate style details. The date of 1856 seems a bit early but has little bearing on the house overall.

  6. Missa says: 3 comments

    I grew up on the Canadian side near Malone, NY. Unfortunately, there is not a lot of industry in the area unless you work for Border Patrol or one of the prisons. The house is beautiful, but it is near a main street with lots of traffic for a small town. The real estate taxes are extremely high compared to other towns near Malone, NY.

    • says: 472 comments

      Yeah, and I think Malone is where the filmmaker who did that movie “Frozen River” was from. She apparently heard a lot of stories from family and neighbors about the Mohawks smuggling cigarettes and pot and (sometimes) people across the river from Canada by going through the protected reservation. Not sure how common that really is up there, but I do remember reading about a guy who smuggled in over 250 pounds of marijuana. That’s a LOT of pot.

  7. Paul W says: 470 comments

    Looks like the radiators are gone and that’s nota cheap fix to source period radiators and bring someone in to hook everything up and balance everything. That may be a consideration. Also the exposed ductwork on the second floor hall? What’s up with that?

    Overall the house itself appears intact, the woodwork is excellent , there is high style plaster medallions and ceiling work and the house needs some more period appropriate wallpaper. Its northerly location and NY property taxes conspire to keep the price low but if one likes winter and snow, this would be a good house for someone.

    • DrJude says: 2 comments

      I don’t know where your at but $6k+ in taxes isn’t cheap at all! Eeek! The house is assessed at $125k making the taxes $6k+.

  8. AnnM says: 40 comments

    Uh oh. I LOVE this beautiful house!!!!!

  9. Melody Farnsworth says: 12 comments

    Malone is also the home town of Almanzo Wilder, husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder. She was the Author of all of the “Little House” books that have been so dear to so many little girls heart’s, including mine. Other history not withstanding, I’d buy a house in Malone (dependent on availability of funds, of course) just for that. Also the name of the original may have been mentioned in Mrs. Wilder’s “Farmer Boy” which she wrote about Almanzo’s boyhood in this area. Would love to just see it!!

  10. Lilly says: 11 comments

    Hi all!
    I currently live in Plattsburgh, which is about an hour and half east of Malone. It is a pristine area being the Adirondack region and all, but keep in mind we have brutal winters. Lately though it has been more the crippling cold than snow abundance. But overall this area is a slower, calmer pace of life, and truly lovely!

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