1875 – Catskill, NY

Added to OHD on 8/3/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   23 Comments
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Catskill, NY 12414

  • $495,000
  • 7 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3480 Sq Ft
Magnificent Victorian Manse with outstanding views of the Catskill Mountains. Built of brick and stone, untouched and ready for modern updating, this solid house is located on a bucolic dead-end road just minutes from Catskill Village. A grand staircase rises to a high ceilinged second floor of large bedrooms and a sleeping porch. The full third floor has additional bedrooms and yet another sleeping porch. Surrounded by 100 plus acres of forever-protected land this property is an ideal investment in the future. Just 5 minutes form Catskill Village.
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James Male, HOUSE Hudson Valley Realty,
(518) 828-5154

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11895 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Barbara and Matt Z for sharing!

    I’m a little uncertain about the acreage. Some sites said 156 (or thereabouts) but the agents site and Realtor.com don’t say. I know the description says it’s surrounded by 100 plus acres but don’t know if they are saying it COMES with that. If it did come with 150+ acres, price doesn’t seem to reflect that.

    • JimHJimH says: 5149 comments
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      The property is 4.23 acres on the county site. Scenic Hudson, a land trust, owns about 150 acres adjacent.

      “Untouched” isn’t really applicable to this house, with its additions in every direction.

    • naomi sue says: 4 comments

      It’s a huge investment that’s for sure, but this would make an amazing B&B! I think you could keep the additions and still give it the right feel. It would just take a rather large investment of time and money. I just hope somebody is up for the challenge it would be a shame to let all that potential go to waste!

  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 6651 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    After seeing “American Experience” – “The Forgotten Plague” a while back, I’ve never looked at sleeping porches the same since. If they are seemingly out of place from where they would have been if included in the original build, larger than one would expect, or just at odds for some other various reason, my suspicion is now and will always be; it (they) might have been added for (a) TB patient(s). Considering the vastness of said square footage in this house, as well as the incongruous porch on 3, This place looks as if it may have operated as a Tuberculosis sanatorium. I’d bet a nickel.


    • JimHJimH says: 5149 comments
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      The first guess for any expanded old house in this area is use as a summer house to provide alternatives to the famous Catskill Mountain House. With access to the Catskill Creek for swimming and fishing, I’d bet this was used for that purpose at some point, but later use as a private sanitarium or nursing facility is quite likely as well. My family owned a grand Second Empire mansion that was altered by the original owner for a “private hospital” around 1920.


      • BrianO says: 37 comments

        Great house! Kingston has a wonderful collection of old houses. All the Hudson Valley cities do. I just moved in to a 1902 Queen Anne/Colonial Revival in Poughkeepsie near Vassar.

        • Krystal says: 70 comments

          Have you ever read the blog manhattan-nest.com? The writer there has been restoring a beautiful Classical Revival house in Kingston. He’s posted some about his neighbors and their amazing historic houses as well. It’s a great (and often insanely amusing) blog to read for old house/renovation lovers.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6651 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Wow, those door surrounds are very interesting! Are they cast iron? They look like they came right out of a rail depot. Very Frank Furness. Cool.

  3. CharlestonJohn says: 1123 comments

    It does have a vaguely institutional feel doesn’t it? I imagine it was built as a Second Empire style private home and then modified for some other purpose. Tuberculosis sanatorium seems as good a theory as any.

  4. SueSue says: 1127 comments
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    1802 Cape

    It seems so sad.

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

    Please let the new owner save that gorgeous linoleum.

  6. bluegrass gal says: 24 comments

    I renovated one much like this in upstate New York in the early 2000’s. About a month after we finished (and we were living in it) I got a notice my property taxes TRIPLED. My monthly payment was more for the taxes than the mortgage. I’ll never live in NY again.

    • Scott Cunningham says: 394 comments

      I agree with you on that one. The property and school taxes in NY are crazy! I don’t even look at NY houses with any level of seriousness because I know I’ll never live there again. And then I see advertising campaigns about “Start your new business in NY” or “Come to NY to retire!” and I can only roll my eyes.

  7. HollyLiz says: 47 comments

    Operating as an institution would certainly explain all the linoleum.

    • GloriaH says: 81 comments

      I’m curious as to why you think that might be? It could be that it was some type of institutional setting but my 1935 house had plenty of linoleum, even in the closets. When I did a 1965 house a decade ago, I put washable flooring in all of the kids’ rooms. It just seems the equivalent of today’s laminate flooring. Easy care. Especially pretty is the floral in the one bedroom. Very typical from my experience for people tired of dealing with wood floors and large rugs that collected all the dust.

  8. Krystal says: 70 comments

    I wonder if all that amazing furniture comes with the property. I love this hodgepodge of a house.

  9. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 101 comments
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    1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    There has certainly been a lot of alterations to the house over the years, but there seems to be a lot of delicious original details intact. I love how it is almost untouched by the 20th century. Looking at the photos, I was struck by the lack of power outlets, pull chain ceiling fixtures, and a turn of the century rotary switch in the upstairs hallway (image 13). It very likely has original wiring throughout most of the house. I would be terrified to turn the power on.

  10. Lottie says: 369 comments


    Right now, the house doesn’t have electricity or running water. Go to the link above for more info on the house. An art exhibition with 10 artists is in the house Aug. 12th.

  11. Daniel says: 1 comments

    For most of the last hundred years this house was a farm house occupied by the family that farmed the adjacent land — never a hospital of any kind. Here is shot of the front.–


    We just had wonderful art show in the house. –I am the owner

    • Beth Stewart says: 1 comments

      What a lovely home. I frequently hike on the nearby trails. I am a fairly new member of GCCA and SO sorry I missed this event. Congratulations on scooping up such a tremendous old home. Enjoy! Best, Beth Stewart (info@estewartphotos.com)

    • Theresa Scott says: 1 comments

      HI Daniel. I think we met at the gallery. My mother lived there. I walked around the property and you had said I can write you anytime. I lost your email. I had a question for you if you don’t mind reaching out to me.

  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11895 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Back on the market at $1,950,000.

    Don’t hate me but…it’s not bad.

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