1865 Italianate – Interlaken, NY

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3601 West Ave, Interlaken, NY 14847

  • $95,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3412 Sq Ft
  • 1.5 Ac.
Classic 1865 Italianate home on beautiful 1 1/2 acre lot in village of Interlaken, built by O.G. Wheeler, of the Wheeler Banking Co in Interlaken. Lovely mature plantings & great organic gardening space. Restoration project started: new Geothermal Heat pump system 2007, main floor updated electric, upstairs includes new soy based spray foam insulation and studded walls for master suite. Hardwood floors through most of main level. Living room has been lovingly restored and is filled with sunlight. You can finish this project and own a piece of history. More details at house.
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Christa Bissell, RealtyUSA
(607) 257-0800
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16 Comments on 1865 Italianate – Interlaken, NY

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  1. KarenB says: 271 comments

    Why, oh why, does NY have soooo many great old houses! Lot of the hard, expensive work has already been done on this house. Love the blue tile on the fireplace surround. The porch threw me off and I would probably put a porch like the one across the street back on this house.

    • Graham says: 144 comments

      I agree about the porch. The house across the street is almost a twin. Wonder is there is a story there??? We had set of twin Victorian houses in the town I grew up in and they were owned by twin sisters.

  2. Eric says: 395 comments

    This is a great old house. Too bad it’s so far north in New York. I have never heard of soy based spray in insulation. If there’s a zombie apocalypse and food supplies run low perhaps that insulation would be pretty tasty. I wonder how low their heating/cooling bills are with the geothermal system.

    • dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership says: 1168 comments

      f there’s a zombie apocalypse and food supplies run low perhaps that insulation would be pretty tasty.

      LOL you made my laugh for the day!

    • Judianne says: 8 comments

      Actually, Interlaken is not that far north in New York-it’s in Central New York. I lived there for almost 30 years. It’s rural, but only 20 minutes north of Ithaca, and around an hour from at least two other major cities (Rochester and Syracuse). The town itself doesn’t have much to offer, but the Finger Lakes sure does! Natural beauty, parks, wineries, history, and beautiful historic architectural gems like this one in every town.

  3. Tim Snyder says: 71 comments

    There are a number of these Italianate style houses in Interlaken. Thankfully, this one is off 96. Despite this being in town, this is a very rural part of New York, though it’s not too far from Ithaca.

  4. Teri says: 283 comments

    I love this house, but the washer/dryer in the kitchen was a bit jarring 😉 Still unbelievable for the price.

  5. Ross says: 2467 comments

    1865 Italianate + cupola = love.

  6. David says: 54 comments

    I googled the street address and noticed that there was a house just like this one across from the it. The whole street has some really nice older homes on it.

  7. LoriN says: 93 comments

    I was AFRAID to look inside but read the description notes. Yes, much of the hard work has been done & that geo thermal system was most likely quite expensive to have done but will save so much money on energy bills in the future. However, FLAT ROOF TOPS always scare me. WATER & melting snow is the enemy to any home with flat roofs. A true maintenance nightmare! The grounds of this place are quite lovely although there is still much work to be done on the exterior and interior of the property. Cupola = love indeed! Lots of potential here!

    • JimHJimH says: 5129 comments
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      LoriN, from the aerial and street views you can see it’s a hip roof, the most common type on Italianates. It’s not steeply pitched but there’s no problem with that type of roof shedding water, and it’s cheap to replace the conventional shingles. There are basic flashing maintenance issues as with any roof.
      You may be thinking of mansard roofs or box-gutters which can be a nightmare!

  8. Joe says: 753 comments

    For those who fear flat roofs, I have learned that closed cell foam of the correct density makes a fantastic roofing. It has an approximate R value of 7 per inch of thickness, can fill gaps and is self flashing. I have had it professionally installed successfully before with a roof that had three skylights as well as furnace and plumbing venting without a problem. I am about to try it as a do-it-yourselfer with a kit that is available on line.

  9. brandy says: 59 comments

    Yay, a monarch waystation! Nice house too, I’m always a sucker for an Italianate!

  10. Holly Fagan says: 1 comments

    Is this home still for sale? Or is contract pending? Also is the foundation good?

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11851 comments

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      Please call the agent for the most up to date status and questions about the home. Christa Bissell, RealtyUSA Phone: (607) 257-0800

  11. Mackenzie says: 1 comments

    My parents used to live here, my mother in Canandaigua, and my father in Romulus, and in the 90s, they bought and renovated a house in East Varick from the 1830s. We still own it to this day, and it’s in good shape, but we definitely want to try and take on this project. I have passed by this house every summer, since we visit over the summer and live in another state, and it always makes me feel saddened. With the geothermal system, we definitely have a chance to finish up what has been started, although the house is pending right now. Hopes to whatever is going on, whether it’s being sold or not, and I hope I get to see a happier side to this house.

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