1883 Queen Anne – Westfield, NY

SOLD / Archived From 2016

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Added to OHD on 4/7/16   -   Last OHD Update: 9/20/21   -   26 Comments

233 E Main St, Westfield, NY 14787

  • $499,000
  • 9 Bed
  • 6 Bath
  • 4000 Sq Ft
  • 72 Ac.
Once in a lifetime opportunity to view this unique and magnificent estate. The "Wright Estate" has always been occupied by the Wright Family since the early 1880's. The basic architectural form is Queen Anne, built in the late Victorian period, influenced by San Francisco/Sacramento architecture. The prime lumber for this home was taken from the Wright brothers many land holdings in Jefferson County, today known as Cooks Forrest, Pa. The family cut and dried clear pine for the framing; cherry,walnut, and oak for wood work and trim. It was carefully rubbed, varnished and polished, and has not been refinished since 1884. Still in outstanding condition, as this house has always been heated, even with no one living there. First floor hallway wainscoting doors and door trim are made of cherry as is the living room and parlor trim. First floor dining room wainscoting, windows and doors are walnut. The dining room at any given time could easily seat 24 for dinner. All doors leading to bedrooms, are similar to all doors (9') in the home- called Christian doors because the upper four panels create the form of the cross between them. The two panels below them symbolize the Bible, the single panel at the door knob level symbolizes the communion table. The down stairs bedroom (today's terminology would be called the master bedroom) with an office, was the private quarters occupied by the 2nd generation, Ruben Gridley Wright. These quarters are done in Walnut, featuring a built-in desk cabinet with many secret hiding places. This is where Mr. Wright did all of his many business transactions. Windows turn into doors leading on to the many porches. On the north side of home is your Butler's Pantry, Kitchen, Laundry, Milk house, Wood Shed and of course the indoor wooden commode. On the second floor, you are welcomed by large original stained glass windows (Tiffany's) as you move upstairs to the grand central hall-all done in cherry wood. There are 3 very large bedrooms withfireplaces, each with their own bathrooms. An additional 6 bedrooms (originally for the Butlers, Maids and Cooks quarters) are separated to the back with each having separate stairways (men & women). The huge third floor was used for parties and ballroom dancing. A fourth floor look out gives you a great view of Lake Erie. Full basement with 10' ceiling has, party rooms, meat room with 8x10 slate slab, (believed to have come from Lake Erie) for processing and keeping meat cold. An elegant barn for keeping carriage horses and equipment is located in back of the main house. An additional home that is not occupied, is included in this sale along with the 72 acres and additional out buildings are located to the West. The detached garage is 6 bays. The caretakers home will NOT be included in transaction. There's not enough room to mention all the other unique findings that this home has to offer! Please schedule your private viewing. PRE-QUALIFIED BUYERS ONLY! SOLD AS IS!
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Catherine Brooks, Howard Hanna, :: (716) 753-7880

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