1893 Queen Anne – Dolgeville, NY

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Added to OHD on 6/15/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   22 Comments
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90 Van Buren St, Dolgeville, NY 13329

  • $195,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 5 Bath
  • 3515 Sq Ft
  • 3.5 Ac.
On Sunday June 19th, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm OWNER WILL CONSIDER RENT TO OWN FOR QUALIFIED BUYER!!! A Beautiful 2 1/2 story Queen Ann style home constructed over a cut stone foundation with a 11/2 story gabled roof. Built in 1893, this was the home of famed Herkimer County District Attorney, George Ward, who prosecuted the infamous Chester Gillette in the famed murder trial of Grace Brown, which was the basis for the book an American Tragedy and the 1951 film, A Place in the Sun. The gardens were designed by famed Central Park Landscape Architect, Frederic Law Olmstead. The home was added to the National Historic Registry in 2005. This home features 12 rooms including 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, mud room, laundry room, family room, library and a beautiful front porch, The 3rd floor is the caretakers apartment. The home sits on 3.5 acres overlooking the East Canada Creek. Taxes to be determined, since the home is part of a larger parcel. Currently run as a successful Bed and Breakfast this home would be a great opportunity for a retiree who would like to run their own B&B, or an ambitious entrepreneur to transform the property, for example into a luxury Assisted Living Facility. Located just outside the Adirondack Park,and minutes from the NYS Thruway, the possibilities for this home are endless,
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Deborah Weston, Bruce Ward & Company

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22 Comments on 1893 Queen Anne – Dolgeville, NY

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  1. Laurie W. says: 1736 comments

    Wonderfully full of original character. The gardens look lovely, and even most likely without being kept to Olmstead’s standards. The sink in the bedroom closet it too much! Lololol. Neat place & a good price for so much space & acreage. Watch out for NYS taxes!

  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 6645 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Lovin the blue bathroom. Wish I could have that sink; it’s smooth as silk. Yum.

  3. Vicki F says: 62 comments

    Beautiful house and grounds in a very nice area with some “mighty fine” light fixtures!

  4. says: 16 comments

    I’m not typically a Queen Anne fan but this one is great! I agree on the bathroom sink. I also love the one in the first bathroom picture. And originally landscaped by Frederick Law Olmstead? *wistful sigh*

  5. John Shiflet says: 5454 comments

    The comfortable looking house can stand on its own with its nice interior details but adding on the Frederick Law Olmstead originally designed and landscaped 3.5 acres is a major bonus. The taxes are what they are and like the climate, not much that can be done to change them. Lot’s of possibilities and potential here.

    • Don Carleton says: 263 comments

      When this house was built, Olmsted senior was 71 years old and a long time away from his work on Central Park.

      If the grounds were indeed an Olmsted project, I’ll bet it was the Olmsted firm (his son, Frederick, Jr. carried on the practice well into the 20th century), not F.L. senior himself who did it.

      It’s not uncommon to find Olmsted firm commissions attributed to F.L. senior personally–even those undertaken after his death in 1903. In that regard, supposedly Olmsted Sr.-designed landscapes can be rather like all those places where “Washington slept here”…!

  6. Karriecruise says: 234 comments

    Love this house and everything about it. hope someone who appreciate old homes buys this beauty. love historic homes…

  7. JimHJimH says: 5144 comments
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    Probably the nicest house in Dolgeville now that the Dolge Mansion is gone. Beautiful home nicely sited on a dead end lane, with attractive landscaping and a view that might appeal to an upscale NYC family looking for a quiet summer place. I don’t understand why they would subdivide off 2 acres to reduce the lot; a shortsighted mistake often made by sellers and their brokers.

  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11886 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Originally posted Jan 12, 2015 so comments above are older. $100k price drop, new listing pics. I kept some of the old photos (which are showing up above the new ones.)

  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11886 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Old description: An architectural and historical treasure recalling a time of grace and elegance in the Mohawk Valley is offered for sale for the first time outside the family! Ward’s Pond Bed and Breakfast, only fifteen minutes from the New York State Thruway on the edge of the Adirondack Park, was home to New York’s most celebrated prosecutor and district attorney, George Ward! Today it is a thriving business with incredible elegance.If you would like to surround yourself with Victorian antiques, polished brass, oriental rugs, rare tiger oak woodwork, and a stunning curved staircase, all beneath beautifully restored thirteen-foot ceilings, then consider this amazing property. Over 3500 sq. ft. of incredible architecture and detail, this incredible home had 6 bedrooms and 4 full baths plus many bedrooms have a private sink! Entertain formally in the 10 x 16 dining room or relax in the 21 x 15 gourmet kitchen. Enjoy the lifestyle of the wealthy from past eras! Set majestically overlooking the pond and the East Canada Creek, the grounds were originally landscaped by Frederick Law Olmstead.

  10. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1040 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Wonderful blue bathroom, lovely landscaping, great views — but alas, the NY taxes!

  11. Hopeful One says: 17 comments

    Though I’am a Texas gal I would move to be able to have my dream of an assisted living place for the senior citizens that can still live alone,but don’t want to. What a beautiful place for great meals and get togethers and the telling of life stories and family visits and walks and watermelon feasts. You gotta have a dream..thats mine.

    • KarenZKarenZ says: 1200 comments
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      I think that’s a beautiful dream. To help seniors age gracefully and still enjoy life is a dream for the seniors as well. Good luck with that, Hopeful One!

  12. BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Like a fantasy! I am adding this one to my favorites immediately! I bet Ross is swooning over those light fixtures.

  13. Del Mar says: 2 comments

    Anyone know if the furnishings come with the house and if the current caretakers would like to continue running the B and B? I would love to have it, but can’t run it. If it is a going concern I could “use” one of the rooms every now and then but not actually live there full time. I spend well over 6 months a year out of the country so…. I would be interested but it would have to be part and parcel and run by others… Any more info or should in call the real estate agent?

  14. Del Mar says: 2 comments

    Btw, I notice there is a 2 car carriage house with what looks like an apartment above it off to the side. I assume that is in the part of the acarage that is being split off from the main house since it is not listed? Anyone know?

  15. KarenZKarenZ says: 1200 comments
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    I thought the same thing, Bethany, when I saw that light fixture in the yellow room: Ross is going to go nuts! Every room in this gorgeous place is a beauty and I would love to see it in person! I didn’t even notice the sink in the closet until I saw Laurie’s comments! The gardens are to die for and I think that someone will love this one!

  16. Diane says: 551 comments

    Rent to own seldom does any favors for the home. Hope that doesn’t happen.

  17. Graham says: 143 comments

    Appears to be just down the street from the waste water treatment plant.

  18. jo Jo says: 1 comments

    What a fabulous home and what a famous owner as well. The wood floors and staircase are just beautiful. Hope it gets a loving family who’ll preserve it.

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