1911 – Shushan, NY

Details below are from April 2017, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 4/15/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   20 Comments
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1028 County Route 64, Shushan, NY 12873

  • $199,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2317 Sq Ft
  • 82.4 Ac.
Unique 1911 Cement four square home features beautiful wood floors and tin ceilings. Privately situated on 82 acres of fields and woods, the home looks out over pastures, a stream and pond. There is a 3 bay equipment shed and several barns. Although the house needs TLC, it has showplace potential. Truly a one of a kind property.
Contact Information
Christine Preble, Preble Realty,
(518) 854-7888

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20 Comments on 1911 – Shushan, NY

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  1. Lottie says: 355 comments

    A cement house would have to be pretty sturdy! The land is beautiful and the pictures of the interior do look comfy!

  2. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11886 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 11/2016 but the listing originally had really bad interior photos. New ones added so you can see the potential now! Moved to the front page.

  3. tim snyder says: 71 comments

    I love the plaster crown molding and what I think is a painted tin ceiling.

    • lilyleftthevalley says: 14 comments

      The crown may likely be tin as well. We have a few buildings in town here that have such, and I’ve seen it many times before elsewhere, although the crown isn’t always as tall in height.

  4. tess says: 297 comments

    A branch of my family moved from canada and settled in this area in the late 1700’s They operated a dairy farm until 1882. That’s when the younger members moved to the big cities to work and the farm was sold. Would make a nice horse property with pastures, outbuildings and the forest areas for riding. Nice place to get away from the city; if you have the funds to not work.

  5. Sharon says: 340 comments

    Groovy wallpaper alert! I wish I would have placed every house with groovy wallpaper in my “Favorites” just so I could compare them all and pick a favorite. This paper reminds me of a dress I had in 1970.

  6. jeklstudio says: 1050 comments

    Lots of potential in this one. Think how it would look with some color on the exterior? And I really like the sliding kitchen cabinet doors…
    I can’t resist: “Got Dish network?”

  7. Teri W says: 129 comments

    There’s something so comforting about a quietly elegant farmhouse. I agree with the listing, in that this home really could be a show place. Not gaudy or overworked, but just a type of simple sophistication. The vintage fans on Pinterest might like this. These interior photos are great, they show how light and airy the home is. I don’t know much about the area but I think with the acreage that this is a good buy.

  8. VictorianJoy says: 112 comments

    I really like this house. Not because of what it is but because of what it can be. I see endless fenced in pastures with horses galloping about, their manes tossing in the wind. To me, this is a great buy but I know nothing about the area.

    Does anyone know what the little structure behind the house was or is?

  9. Beth says: 234 comments

    So pretty – and just from appearances, looks so structurally sound. I love the ceilings!

  10. SueSue says: 1111 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    Aha! An unsullied kitchen. Gold. One question though, where are the fireplaces?

    • Joseph Rice says: 421 comments

      The radiators were probably installed when house was built – by 1911 there would have been a wood or coal furnace in the basement, and fireplaces for atmosphere or aesthetics. But this house seems to have been built for practicality, and fireplaces may have been seen as frippery.

  11. Colleen J says: 1061 comments

    Solid house with tons of potential while living in it to bring back it’s beauty, and I agree with Sue, where are the fireplaces?

  12. tess says: 297 comments

    Lots of radiators, probably changed over to oil heat. Oil instead of propane since there is no gas tank outside and the cook stove is electric.

  13. lucyM says: 6 comments

    The four square I grew up in did not have a (wood) fireplace originally. My father had one put in by a local craftsman in the 1960’s. The place still has oil heat as a backup.
    So this farm is much the same. Love the rolling hills and woods. And no neighbors!

  14. John Shiflet says: 5356 comments

    No ambiguity about the construction date for this one. Nice ceilings; I assume they are all embossed tin?

  15. says: 34 comments

    Could this be a Thomas Edison cement house? Build date is about right.

  16. RosewaterRosewater says: 6728 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    What an odd dormer. Maybe they were storing hay up there.

  17. says: 9 comments

    I spoke to the listing agent about this one. Tests have revealed e.coli in the well & radon in the basement. I’m not concerned about radon, but don’t know how serious e.coli can be or if UV filtering is sufficient. According to the NY environmental health department, another well should be dug “to be safe”. Does anyone on Old House Dreams have experience with this?

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