c. 1850 Greek Revival – Greenville, NY

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834 Sunny Hill Rd, Greenville, NY 12083

  • $229,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2200 Sq Ft
  • 2 Ac.
Two green acres high up on Sunny Hill Road offers history and views of the Catskill Escarpment. Ideally located, halfway between Cairo and Greenville, the 19th Century house is a classic center hall form of four rooms over four rooms, the front rooms twice as deep as the rear rooms. There is an overall spacious feeling with good ceiling height and many windows. Original wide board floors upstairs and down, some Greek Revival woodwork, a restored 'country carpenter' wraparound porch, plus a rear screened porch. Quite livable as it is - more work will create the showplace it was in years gone by. Plenty of room for growing; includes an outbuilding (needs repair) for garage or workspace.
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David King, Gary DiMauro Real Estate,
(518) 822-0800

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8 Comments on c. 1850 Greek Revival – Greenville, NY

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  1. steve H says: 141 comments

    I love the ‘pure’ look of this place. It’s not a house you want to decorate, just furnish simply and let the exquisite bones speak for themselves.

  2. Marlene Townsend says: 15 comments

    Love this one!

  3. Laurie W. says: 1685 comments

    What Steve H. said, exactly. I love the porch supports especially.

  4. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1059 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Are those Prince of Wales feathers on the porch posts? A wonderful touch of whimsy for this elegant (yet simple) home.

  5. Susan Lind says: 80 comments

    Beautiful bones. And those windows (I’m swooning)!

  6. JimHJimH says: 5764 comments
    OHD Supporter

    This house was owned from before 1850 by Walter Hoos (1821-1896), a descendant of Jan Thys Goes, a Dutch soldier who was in the colony by 1661. Among other descendants was President Martin Van Buren from across the Hudson. Walter Hoos’ wife Catherine Cole was a great granddaughter of “patroon” James Barker, a wealthy Englishman who owned 6000 acres here before the Revolution. Barker lived humbly with dozens of tenants across his tract, and left each of his 40 grandchildren 200 acres.
    The farm of Walter Hoos was 80 acres in 1850 and grew to 125 by 1870, with a few horses and milk cows, growing corn, oats and buckwheat. He and Catherine raised 2 sons here, and their grandchildren lived with them later as well. After Catherine died in 1875, Walter brought in young Eliza Hughes to keep house, then he married her the following year. Walter’s son and grandson resided here after his death, well into the 20th century.
    This is a typical late Greek Revival house for the area, simple with touches of elegance. Great for a local family, and it would make a fine weekend and summer house too.

  7. laura says: 4 comments

    Steve H… I was thinking almost the same thing,maybe a little paint here and there but dont touch the wood at all. Perfectly rustic.

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