SOLD / Archived From 2017
Added to OHD on 8/10/17 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 20 Comments
141 W Main St, Stamford, NY 12167
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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!
Sold ByRobert Schneider, Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties (607) 746-7400
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