c. 1900 Colonial Revival – Paris, NY

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Added to OHD on 8/23/16   -   Last OHD Update: 10/6/20   -   43 Comments

9516 Pinnacle Rd, Paris, NY 13456

  • $339,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 4200 Sq Ft
  • 2.66 Ac.
-over 4,000 sq ft unbelievably beautiful have you ever dreamed of a B&B...a perfect opportunity gracefully set on 2.66 acres with fabulous carriage barn plus a 6 car garage! One of Sauquoits most admired homes From the stained and leaded glass windows to the stunning original woodwork.Res/Comm zoned
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Dale Parr, Coldwell Banker
(315) 853-3535

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43 Comments on c. 1900 Colonial Revival – Paris, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12536 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Cathy for sharing!

    I’m crazy busy today, anyone want to check if this is a Barber?

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    • Cathy says: 2334 comments

      Thanks for showcasing this house, Kelly! I’ve admired it while driving by, for decades now.

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    • Stacy says: 1 comments

      Lovely but obviously no one seems to have noticed it’s right next to the railroad tracks.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12536 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        You say that like it’s a bad thing?! 🙂

        The house isn’t RIGHT next to the rails, there’s some breathing room.

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        • Cathy says: 2334 comments

          Correct – the tracks are down at the bottom of the hill. You don’t really notice them, other than crossing over them on Pinnacle Rd. Greenery obscures them from the house.

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      • AndrewJC2 says: 20 comments

        I’ve lived near rail tracks my whole life, except for ten months in San Antonio, TX. Those ten months were the worst sleep I ever got. If I can’t hear the trains as I fall asleep I can’t sleep. I know tracks are a negative for some, but me they’re a big plus.

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  2. Beth H says: 247 comments

    I. Want.

    Funny, Colonial revival is not what I’d usually go for (I’m much more a frou-frou Queen Anne kinda girl) but this is just breathtaking.

    I have to see where Paris, NY is. I’d love to be able to tell people we’re moving to Paris.

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    • Cathy says: 2334 comments

      It’s in the little village of Sauquoit, which is in the town of Paris. Which is in Oneida County, which is in central NY. This house is about 7 miles south of the Mohawk Valley & Utica, NY. (Heh, a conglomeration of names: Native American Indian ones tossed in with a Greek & a French one. There’s a Russia, a Poland, a Rome, etc. too, in the vicinity! ?)

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  3. Ross says: 2434 comments

    Intoxicating on many levels.

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  4. Cathy says: 2334 comments

    I just noticed… In the last two pics – of the tiled fireplace… I don’t think I’ve ever seen what appears to be a ventilated cabinet built in, just beneath the mantel.

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  5. Jennifer HT says: 735 comments

    Just lovely. Very nice home and grounds.

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  6. Tony says: 75 comments

    Beautiful home about 20 miles north of me. Although, to make it a B&B, you would need more bathrooms. I know when I stay at one, I want my own bathroom. Agents, I think, just put that in your ear to make the sale. I have been bitten by the B&B bug myself. Nice home, nice property.

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  7. Connie Murray says: 110 comments

    That house is as close to perfect as they come. And upstate New York is gorgeous.

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  8. Sue says: 5 comments

    Spectacular house and grounds! Is that price correct? $299,900? If so, that is unbelievable! I’m from CA where you can hardly find a 1,000 sq ft 1950’s flat top SFR for that amount!

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    • Cathy says: 2334 comments

      Yep, real estate is generally less expensive here – upstate NY. A new McMansion will sell for more, but a lovely & larger older home… I’d guess this is a normal asking price. Even maybe a bit high, believe it or not.

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  9. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 243 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    I agree with Sue, that is a great price for a gorgeous home. Wow! the chandelier, the cabinetry! the fireplaces, the stained glass, the front porch! the grounds!…. but I guess I am a little selfish. I would not want to see it converted as a B & B. I would like to see a family living there with lots of parties and family gatherings and dreams being birthed and achieved for many years to come.
    Ouch to taxes: 2015 ~$6,618. Been on the market for a while and not a lot of shoppers saved this home on Zillow. Likely due to taxes and location? Too bad.

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    • Ray Unseitig says: 215 comments

      wow, taxes are crazy, How about re appraisal? $550/month???

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    • Cathy says: 2334 comments

      Hmmm… I don’t know… The area is smack in the center of NYS. Sauquoit is an ex-urban village; 6 miles/10 minutes to Utica from this particular house. Sauquoit has been a popular area for new home building in the last 20-25 years. Almost out in the country, but close to town, and the school district has a good rep. Syracuse about 1 hour to the west, Albany about 1.75 hours to the east. Adirondacks one hour north. I see 48 shoppers have saved this house, which is quite a lot, considering we’re in a smallish metropolitan area (Utica-Rome) up here.
      If potential buyers are from NYS – or any other state w. high real estate taxes, the taxes won’t be any surprise to them for this size of a house. And if from downstate, these taxes may be a decent deal. (I pay approx. $3500/yr. total for a 1344 sq. ft. house in a residential area in Utica for city, county, & school taxes). And pair that with the fair asking price… This is a good-sized home… prospective buyers would have to be people needing this much space. Of course, that doesn’t explain the building of ridiculous McMansions! ? So maybe make that *wanting* this much space. (School district taxes can be lowered via the State’s STAR program if one’s income meets the guidelines – I’ve seen that program mentioned on OHD before.)

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      • JimHJimH says: 5602 comments
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        You’re right Cathy, the taxes are about par for a house of this quality upstate. They’re based on an assessment of $227k, so a sale at near this price could bump them up a bit.

        Cathy, what’s up with this other “old house” in town – inn, restaurant, bowling alley?!
        http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2955-Oneida-St-Sauquoit-NY-13456/2116992588_zpid/

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        • Cathy says: 2334 comments

          Oh, Orchard Hall… I don’t know what’s going on with it. Other than I had heard that it was going on the market. Yep, is presently a restaurant, but yes, also has a… bowling alley! I don’t think it’s functioned as an inn for a long time. Once upon a time I read about the history of Orchard Hall, but my brain can’t dredge up the info now. I’m a transplant to central NY/the Mohawk Valley (from other upstate places, but both south of here), albeit I’ve been here since ’72! However, I didn’t grow up here, so find that I’m hazy about – or completely missing – info re: a lot of local history.

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    • lara janelara jane says: 465 comments
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      I agree. This house (and grounds, and carriage house!) deserve to be a home for a family. Converting could be ruinous.

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  10. NCLady says: 9 comments

    Despite having lived in the Carolinas for many years, I am still an upstate NY gal at heart, and this house just makes me want to return and start a B&B. The wood detail work is incredible. Loved the coffered ceiling in the dining room, the harp-like detail on the fireplace, the built-in mirror in the hallway/foyer, and the kitchen glass-front cabinetry/styling. This home appears to be in beautiful condition. The pool and garage/carriage house are just icing on this cake. The only thing which keeps me from seriously moving forward with a B&B is the amount of work, the need for major laundry facilities, and the need to renovate each room to have a lovely private bath. This home is an absolute gem!

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  11. SusanC. says: 5 comments

    I love this house! I’m 1 of 7 kids, my husband is 1 of 9- we have 5 kids ourselves. This would be perfect for us. Of course if we lived in NY, maybe none of our family would visit us…. but we would love it and our kids would have a little more elbow room. It’s also just a gorgeous house.

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  12. Stacey Bruce says: 2 comments

    This home in North Jersey would easily fetch close to $20,000 in taxes. Those taxes look like a dream to me! This home is beautiful. I am absolutely temped to tell my husband this is the one that will make us pick up and move!

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  13. Chesha says: 4 comments

    Gorgeous!!!!
    Newbie question – is there a specific name for the hall/entry mirror with that step/shelf?

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    • Cathy says: 2334 comments

      I don’t know. Besides the ventilated cupboard deal below the mantel in the last fireplace pictured, I was kind of wondering about that mirrror/shelf combo, too. A very neat item, at any rate. And leaves one with no excuse to leave the house looking slobby! ?
      I don’t live in Sauquoit or Paris, but I taught elem. school there for many years. One year, a boy in my class often had a bus note to be dropped off at this house for after-school care until his parents got out of work. I kinda envied him. ?

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  14. chichipox says: 200 comments

    Love the house. A very solid A+. Love the exterior color and the grounds most of all. I love the area. I almost bought a project there last year but it fell through at the last minute.

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  15. jewlsseven says: 76 comments

    I am drooling!!!! I also would not share this house as a B and B! Want it all to myself! Beautiful!!

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  16. says: 19 comments

    I love it! It’s practically prefect in every way!

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  17. Pamela Ky girl says: 44 comments

    A beautiful home!!!!!

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  18. Daystar says: 43 comments

    I’m thinking this could get me to move to New York. Even put up with the cold. I don’t know what that mirror thing is in the entry, but I REALLY want one of my own.

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  19. Graham says: 140 comments

    6 car garage, carriage house, swimming pool, and oh yeah it also comes with a house! What a place I love it.

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  20. JimHJimH says: 5602 comments
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    This house was built for Ladd J. Lewis Jr. (1871-1935), the principal owner of the Lewis Knitting Company, which operated four mills producing knit goods, mostly children’s underwear. Lewis was born in Michigan and had lived in Utica while working as a superintendent of a factory there, then moved to Sauquoit after taking over the local mill. He was later elected to the State Assembly and served a few terms. Lewis was married to Frances Edith Campbell and they had 3 children while living in Sauquoit, but they returned to Michigan after 1910.
    An old photo shows the house in 1914 while the home of Dr Orlando Burhyte, a retired surgeon. The caption says the carriage house at one time housed a school.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=OOEhtRBANQcC&pg=PA57

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    • Cathy says: 2334 comments

      Thanks – looks like it may’ve always been painted green, which is cool. As chichipox mentioned above, I also like the color of this house.

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  21. Patricia Flick says: 1 comments

    Cathy, in response to the question about the large mirror in the hallway, asked by Chesha: The mirror is called a Pier Mirror. In the very fancy Victorian houses and all across the old homes in the South, you would find this type of mirror going from the ceiling down to a small seat built at the base of the mirror. The ladies of the house would stand 2 to 3 feet away, in front of the mirror, to check and see how they looked. They twirled around to see if a slip was showing, and they would often put their hats on in front of this mirror. The ones I have seen in old houses were always done with a gilt, ornate frame surrounding the mirror. Then a little seat at the base of the mirror. This was for a lady to sit on if she felt faint, or if the husband was not quite ready ( going back to his bedroom to get his gloves, etc.) then she could perch on this little seat.
    My husband promised me a Queen Anne Victorian when we retired. He reneged and we built a modern house in Dallas. So I bargained with him and I could decorate it any way I wanted to. And boy, oh, boy, have I !!!!! Our 12
    X 22 foot dining room is done in High Victorian, red silk walls, pearl white paint with 12 inch moldings, a black Oriental
    rug, Victorian chandeliers, Impressionist paintings in gold frames and a suite of Chippendale dining furniture. I have a 3 sided wall in the entryway and I purchased a gold Pier Mirror to fit in the middle section of wall….perfect fit! Our bedroom is also High Victorian, but that*s another story. It is such fun being a Victorian!!

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    • Cathy says: 2334 comments

      Thank you, Patricia! You know, I thought of pier mirror, but for some very odd reason I was equating “pier” mirror with “cheval” mirror, which it definitely isn’t! Good for you, in kind of getting what you’ve always wanted, even if via a rather circuitous route! Any idea as to the skinny built-in ventilated cabinet immediately below the mantel in that last pictured fp?

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    • says: 5 comments

      Patrica, good for you in your choice of decorating. I have a feeling that’s how my next house will be, as in retirement we need low maintenance and one level but I so love Victorian touches.

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  22. Michael Mackin says: 3296 comments

    I fell in love with the house just from the outside pictures. All the detailing and the balance of the house is perfect! I would love to see some pictures of the carriage house!

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  23. KarenZKarenZ says: 1177 comments
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    This house is just breathtaking! All of that gorgeous untouched wood ,the butler’s pantry and I am in love with that mirrored bench thingy lol! The icing on top is the pool! This house has it all!

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  24. Sapphy says: 368 comments

    This house had me at the landscaping! I love that butler’s pantry too.

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  25. Ann says: 87 comments

    Beautiful, each and every detail! Must have been very loved throughout the years. Yes, it is close to tracks, but the large lot and trees would help disguise that a bit. No telling how often a train passes through. I bet there is a back staircase.

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  26. Deb says: 48 comments

    There is no one word to describe this palace. Wow

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