1895 Queen Anne – Troy, NY

Added to OHD on 8/13/15   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   17 Comments
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864 2nd Ave, Troy, NY 12182

  • $69,900
  • 6 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 3706 Sq Ft
  • 0.32 Ac.
Historic home lovers take note - This Victorian was originally owned by the Freihofer family. Hardwood floors throughout, gorgeous wood work and an additional 1427 sq. ft on 3rd floor avail for finishing. Unbelievable opportunity for someone willing to do the work. Building located in B3 commercial zone, usages in associated docs. DON'T MISS THIS!
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Sarah D'Angelo, Keller Williams,
(518) 724-5800

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17 Comments on 1895 Queen Anne – Troy, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Is the slate roof covered or has it been removed?

    Before getting your hopes up check out the street view, the area is high commercial and is not in the middle of a nice residential neighborhood.

    • Ed Ferris says: 305 comments

      Is the roof in the second photo slate? Looks like asphalt shingles to me, but they’re wider than I expect. Same covering on the turret. If the slate is still there, how did they nail the battens to (or through) it?

  2. Doug GreenDoug Green says: 84 comments
    2000 Spanish Revival
    Eagle, ID

    How sad. I don’t think there are good things ahead for this once beautiful home. Let’s hope I’m wrong.

  3. RossRoss says: 2456 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Considering the stated condition, the price seems very high. Perhaps it is priced at the commercial lot value?

    While the street is, as Kelly noted, highly commercial, there are still some fine period homes, and a beautifully restored knock-out a block away to the south.

    The commercial properties across the street back up to the Hudson River!!!!!!!!!!! What a criminal misuse of land.

    Well, these issues notwithstanding, I think it is a great house and could live in it. It would also make great offices for lawyers, or as a place for a person with a home business.

  4. Pete says: 11 comments

    Theres a craigslist add for this home with more pictures:

    http://albany.craigslist.org/reb/5165540831.html

    And an older real estate listing with photos before it was stripped. The interior is gorgeous!

    http://m.movoto.com/troy-ny/864-2nd-ave-troy-ny-12182-485_201202726/

    The slate roof appears to have been covered in plastic. The listing states the slate roof leaks in spots, so I’m assuming they covered it to prevent additional damage to the interior.

  5. JimHJimH says: 4950 comments
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    The Freihofer family owned this home but they came to Troy and built their bakery years after the house was built. They delivered fresh bread and other baked goods including their famous raspberry pie in the area by horse and wagon until 1962. Really.
    http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2013/mar/10/0310_freihofers/
    The house was built by Mrs. George W. Chapman, the widow of a wealthy hosiery manufacturer (woolen socks). She lived here until her death with her daughter Sarah Frances and son-in-law Frank H. Knox, a real estate man.
    Not a great homesite unless you have a business or like Burger King a lot, but a house worthy of preservation. You could live and work here, and kayak on the Hudson after hours; just don’t eat the fish.

  6. Paul W says: 473 comments

    This “was” an incredible house and I love the wood ceiling and I’m usually not a big fan of them. Right off the bat you need all new mechanicals. I suspect the photos were as artfully taken as possible to show the real damage of the pipe removal so I’d be curious to see more of the actual damage.

    Transitional neighborhood , others are right about some sort of live work commercial might work here.

    The price must be the “trial balloon” and probably is based on some large mortgage from the real estate bubble days. I would not be surprised to see this one actually sell in the 70-80K range in which case for the right person it may work.

  7. Krystal says: 70 comments

    This house is such a jaw dropper. I wish it were in Minneapolis so I could watch Nicole Curtis buy this and fix it up. I can already see her running through this house, bemoaning the vandalism and theft, going on about that ceiling and those windows! Such a beautiful house.

  8. Augman says: 39 comments

    Like most former glorious industrial cities that have collapsed as industry closed or moved, Troy is facing some very difficult times. That this home (located in a very visible spot on a main street) could be vandalized and stripped and no one noticed speaks volumes!

  9. SueSue says: 1142 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    This makes me so sad.

  10. Melody says: 554 comments

    The vandals forgot to take the wallpaper. :/

    At least the windows are intact and the woodwork has been left alone!

  11. says: 12 comments

    I live maybe 40 minutes from here, Troy in general is very bad area with some VERY neglected old homes. One of those heartbreak areas for old house enthusiasts. This house in incredible though, maybe someone could save it and create office rental space.

  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $99,900 as a foreclosure.

    Old description (for reference): Property has been vandalized, plumbing and electrical has been stolen and all copper is missing. Slate roof leaks in some areas. Building located in B3 commercial zone. This Victorian was originally owned by the Freihofer family. Hardwood floors throughout, gorgeous wood work and an additional 1427 sf on 3rd floor available for finishing.

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  13. Paul W says: 473 comments

    I’m guessing 55-60K will get it if they have dropped to 99K. It has ‘zero’ value in its current condition (as far as a mortgage company might be concerned) but Troy NY is a very iffy area for real estate . Also NY taxes. Would not be surprised for them to dump it at an auction

  14. Gwen Taylor says: 1 comments

    Perfect for my fashion house love love it.

  15. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11893 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Clarifying it wasn’t this home that burned but the one down and across the street.
    https://goo.gl/maps/kMcq1NzMFgWqGuYQ8

    https://cbs6albany.com/news/local/crews-battle-fire-house-fire-in-lansingburgh

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