c. 1890 Stick/Queen Anne – Stamford, NY – $129,000

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Added to OHD on 8/10/17 - Last OHD Update: 8/10/17
  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 2
  • Sqft: 2800
  • Acres: 0.5
141 W Main St, Stamford, NY 12167 Map: Street View
  • Classic Queen Ann in Stamford New York "The Queen of the Catskills". This Stately home harkens back to the resort years of Stamford. Built C. 1890 on West Main Street (known then as "Brooklyn Heights") this wonderful home served summer visitors for generations before becoming a year round residence. Little changed over the years the house boasts bulls eye woodwork, hardwood floors, pocket doors, built in cupboards, bedroom wash basins, large living room with bay end and a formal dining room with fireplace. Tall windows give great light to the entire house. Rear stairs lead to a complete third floor with four bedrooms and an antique, non functioning, bath. These rooms are covered in Victorian era wall paper and have not been touched in over a century. One third floor rooms boasts a stage where summer tableaus must have been performed in the "Ode to a Grecian Urn" era. The arch top dormer windows beckon Pollyanna.One update is a vintage 1950's St. Charles kitchen in excellent condition. The roof was replaced in 2007 with architectural shingles. The hot air furnace has also been replaced. The basement has a blue stone floor and entrance steps. A large original carriage house now has a two bay garage with opener on the first level and a former plumbing supply storage center on the second floor. There is a heating system in the carriage house as well but the functionality is unknown. The attic of the Carriage house contains a treasure trove of original woodwork, doors, staircase elements and shutters stored there over the years as changes were made to the house. This home will need TLC. Every room is covered in 1940's or earlier wallpaper. The exterior needs painting and repair. Chimney will require pointing or rebuilding and the front porch is in need of some attention. All windows are original and there are very few storms and screens. This is a very worthy project and will make a fantastic family home or weekend retreat. This is part of the history of one of the most unique villages in the Catskill Mountains. Just 3 hours from Times Square...and what a difference that little distance makes in what you can get for your real estate dollar!
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18 Comments on c. 1890 Stick/Queen Anne – Stamford, NY – $129,000

  1. Thanks RT for sharing!

  2. David (10 comments) - 08/10/2017 at 9:12 pm //

    The staircase while nice is for sure not original. It’s amazing the attic rooms still remain. It was very common after the depression for these spaces to have been gutted, too much maintenance required. Others simply fell into complete disrepair and over time disappeared. I see evidence of former finished spaces in nearly every old house I have worked on. Most homeowners today just assume their attics were never finished. This attic appropriately seems to be missing most electricity aside from maybe a few ceiling lights, I see no outlets . What a great find.

  3. peeweebc peeweebc (146 comments) - 08/10/2017 at 10:04 pm //

    Have I seen this before? Or just dreamed of it 🙂 Beautiful.

  4. LoriS (34 comments) - 08/10/2017 at 10:29 pm //

    This house speaks to me… the built ins, the transoms, everything!

  5. Anne M. (399 comments) - 08/10/2017 at 11:00 pm //

    That light fixture looks Art Deco to me. I love this house, it would be amazing (and exhausting) to bring it back to its’ original glory.

  6. Rosewater Rosewater (2669 comments) - 08/10/2017 at 11:16 pm //

    A real winner there in Stamford! Good eye RT. It’s a fantastic Stick style Victorian which has unfortunately had nearly every original interior detail stripped from it or unfortunately altered, including the staircase, (the one extant is NOT original). Someone decided this house needed an entirely new look in the late 20’s and gutted the place nearly to the bone. I’m almost willing to forgive them considering the remaining pair of ABSO FAB matching slip shade fixtures = ooohhh aaahhh. The real plus is the untouched exterior. Fortunately they left that alone. Unfortunately the top-shelf St. Charles cabinet set is the very least collectible. Faux wood grain enamel is – well – aesthetically anyway – pointless. The Formica is FAB! Great house though. Quality new roof is a blessing. Great price. Nice!

    • Rosewater Rosewater (2669 comments) - 08/10/2017 at 11:27 pm //

      BTW – I sure don’t see a “treasure trove” of original house parts in the CH like the description mentions; but fingers crossed for the new owner that IS the case!

  7. Dallas (81 comments) - 08/11/2017 at 6:30 am //

    So much potential – so much money …

  8. Ladydoll (5 comments) - 08/11/2017 at 8:46 am //

    Living in a stick style victorian (that had some unfortunate “updates”) myself, it’s nice to see some of what is definitely original, especially the exterior. It is rare to find a home this old that HASN’T received era appropriate additions, like the gorgeous art deco chandelier in this house. I’m always hoping to see a close-to-original kitchen/butler’s pantry when I see a stick style listing so I can have a better idea what mine might have looked like. This is still a beautiful home with great potential. I hope someone who appreciates its aesthetics buys her and restores her to some of her former self.

  9. Lindsay G (843 comments) - 08/11/2017 at 10:37 am //

    I really love all the built-ins and the little alcoved sink in the bedroom. I wish they still put sinks in bedrooms now-a-days.

    But that attic seems particularly creepy for some reason. I wouldn’t want to be locked up there!😬

  10. Bethany (1770 comments) - 08/11/2017 at 12:41 pm //

    This. is. my. dream. home. Search over!

  11. Hoyt Clagwell (90 comments) - 08/11/2017 at 1:24 pm //

    Plans published in 1881 by William T. Comstock upon which this house was based here:

    • Wow, thanks for finding that!

    • JimH JimH (3751 comments) - 08/11/2017 at 7:26 pm //

      Good find, Hoyt! I couldn’t get the image to come up, but it’s here also:

      A tough choice between this one and its neighbor across the street, assuming it’s still there!

      • Hoyt Clagwell (90 comments) - 08/12/2017 at 5:06 pm //

        As long as one’s dreaming, why choose? Take on both, fill them up with friends. Make a weekend rental out of the bigger house, live in the smaller one.

        The mountain views are fantastic.

        I’ve been utterly charmed by the D.B. Provoost plan for ages–all the best features of a grand Stick-Victorian into a perfect, dollhouse-like concentration. This adaptation demonstrates that the exterior of the house is just as wonderful in physical reality as what the plans and elevations suggested.

        I find the interior of this adaptation disappointing, though. At least the departures from the layout of the entry hall, staircase, and parlor on the original plan. I’ve already been looking through the pictures and rearranging things a bit in my head. Perhaps one could at least slightly reconfigure the stair, introducing a lower landing incorporated with a Stick-style colonnade and spandrels, retaining the overall openness while creating some sense of a proper transition between entry and parlor…

      • Rosewater Rosewater (2669 comments) - 08/16/2017 at 7:22 pm //

        Tough choice for sure! That amazing house sure has the original interior this one is lacking, but man-o is it a dog on the outside. Depressing to see these very fine homes rotting away.

  12. Agusta (82 comments) - 08/11/2017 at 3:33 pm //

    Really a lovely home.

  13. Kfidei (194 comments) - 08/11/2017 at 8:32 pm //

    I absolutely adore all the dormer windows and especially the triangular window in that poor forlorn bath… YUM! This house is so very cool that I would love to have her, but I think it would be more appropriate for younger owners with serious construction chops and very deep pockets… and a lifetime to love her.

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