Greek Revival – Royalton, NY

SOLD / Archived From 2017
Added to OHD on 8/19/17 - Last OHD Update: 2/14/18 - 34 Comments
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Price

$36,900

Beds

5

Baths

2

SqFt

2912

Acres

1.8

This is a Fannie Mae HomePath offering. Located to the east of Lockport, this majestic old style, stone faced, 2 story residence sits on an attractive country lot and has much to offer the buyer that wants space and an in-law set up. The 1st floor of the main dwelling features a large living room, large formal dining room & spacious dine-in kitchen. On the 2nd floor you will find the full bath, a large master bedroom, a walk through (bonus) room and the 2nd bedroom. The 1st floor of the in-law apartment features a large living room, a dine-in kitchen & the full bath. The 3 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. This property also features a full unfinished basement that has access from both apartments and the exterior as well as a walk up attic.
Sold By
George Correa, Hunt Real Estate ERA      (716) 834-5400
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34 Comments on Greek Revival – Royalton, NY

  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 7764 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Build date on record shows 1880 which seems off by about 20+ or so years.




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    • Jude Barnes says: 5 comments

      I thought the same thing, maybe 1830-ish??? Although the windows in the front are probably 1880 updates, the windows in the rear of the house are original and much older. I am supposed to meet with the realtor at the house tomorrow for a walk through. Fingers crossed!!




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      • Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 7764 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Cool! Come back and give us a report on how it went! 🙂




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        • Jude says: 5 comments

          Definitely! It is a foreclosure sale. The walk-through was changed to this coming Saturday, which is great, because after one conversation with the agent they dropped the price $17,000.00!! I’ll be there Saturday at noon taking pics, too!! Fingers crossed! I really do believe though that the house is of a Greek-Revival style. There were definite updates in 1880 (The windows in the front of the house), but the overall style of the exterior is definitely Greek Revival. What stumps me and I have to look for is the fact that there are NO chimneys on this house! No matter 1800-what, there were fireplaces! I have to find out what happened to them. In the pictures, you don’t see one single fireplace, which makes me wonder if at some point they weren’t just covered up. I know that there were repairs recently to the roof, which also makes me wonder if they capped off all of the chimneys. The only pipe you see out of the roof is from the wood-burner stove that they removed from that dais in what they called a “walk-through” room and the damage that you see in the second-floor bedrooms resulted from leaks in the roof. This is a definite rehab job. I will let you know what I find.




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          • Dawn says: 1 comments

            Were you able to see the house? If so how did it go. How extensive were the repairs and what did they include for big ticket items? How was the grounds I saw more than an acre. Are you basically far from everyone?




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      • Mike says: 25 comments

        Did you see the house? What did you think?




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  2. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 673 comments

    I love that unusual front door, and those gorgeous front windows. Wouldn’t they look nice with window seats?

    Anyone know what that little dais is for in the third interior photo?

    Last of all, I have to give props for the tile floor in the kitchen.




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  3. CharlesB says: 286 comments

    Bold, brassy, and barbaric–a real GUY’S kind of house! This place is only about a half-dozen miles from “Mount Providence,” and I suspect it has a similar construction date (1834) and quite possibly the same builder:

    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2012/09/21/1834-federal-lockport-ny/




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  4. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4010 comments

    The Greek Revival style appeared in the early 1820’s and soon became so popular that it was described as our “National Style” due to its popularity. Our nation was young and idealistic thus a style based on the cradle of western civilization in ancient Greece and Rome seemed like a perfect cultural match. For lovers of the National Style, New York State appears to be particularly blessed with its surviving numbers of these early 19th century “temple” type houses. This particular configuration of a main block house with a side wing is a very common variant in the northeast, based on my observations. There may or may not have been some type of colonnade on the front completing the temple look but there were no set rules for front porch columns or the lack thereof. It seems that the interior is fairly intact although I see no mantels despite a small chimney coming out the roof. The low upper story ceilings are also typical for a house of this period and style. There’s probably an illustrious history that comes with this house if someone wanted to do the research. Seems reasonably priced given the location and the needed work ahead for the next owner(s). Greek Revivals, because of their considerable age, are not numerous anymore except in a few regions mainly in the northeast. If you are a fan of them, this might be a great opportunity to own and restore one for your next home.




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    • FlaOHDJunkie says: 93 comments

      The dimensions of the stone on the front are different from the rest of the house would that be an original feature?




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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4010 comments

        Since that is the principle facade and the architectural focal point, I would think that it is original. All the details are consistent with a house of this period built in the formal Greek Revival style.




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  5. JRichard says: 164 comments
    1763 center-chimney cape

    Though the listing text says “stone-faced,” I think the stone must be structural, considering the apparent thickness of the walls.




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    • Bathrick says: 25 comments

      I have to agree with JRichard. This would be structurally a stone house, not stone faced. The stone walls will remain long after the house is gone.

      This was a spectacular home – and could be again with minimal work.




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  6. Karen Baker says: 118 comments

    I went past this house on my way to buy some corn for dinner last week and saw Hunt Real Estate had it for sale. I looked it up as soon as I got home, and saw the sad condition it is in inside. Either it hasn’t been lived in for some time, or it just wasn’t kept up. BUT, it sure has possibilities! I am hoping it isin the same condition as Mt Providence in Lockport, which is nearby, and is also made4 of the same kind of stone. That house, I was told in the 80’s, needed a lot of work to renovate it, but that the foundation and “bones” were in great shape. I would love to buy this house, but would never have the money to renovate it, unfortunately. The grounds look to be well taken care of, so someone is mowing regularly at least. I hope whoever buys it, has deep pockets and can do a good job on this house. BTW, Mt Providence is looking great and I think most of the work is done. the new owners have a couple of horses in a pasture by the house, and there are fields (this year, I think in corn) all around the house. Everything looks just as it should!




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  7. Kfidei says: 223 comments

    There are two times I have seen a dais like that. The first it had a slate floor and a wood stove on it, the second was a home that once belonged to an exotic dancer, and the dais had a pole installed in the middle of it 🙂




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  8. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 668 comments
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    1936 Tudor
    OR

    Wonderful possibilities! Lots to do; like someone mentioned, but how spectacular it could be. I too love the blue/green (more than likely asphalt) tiles in the kitchen.




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  9. MazamaGrammy says: 222 comments

    I wonder what the front porch looked like originally. Does anyone think there was more to it than just the steps? Apparently the round metal hand-railing was added for safety reasons in recent times.




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  10. JimHJimH says: 3220 comments
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    I can’t find any history on this one, which isn’t unusual for houses in rural central and western New York state, where history is often ignored. Agree that this one is likely pre-1840. Early homes of cut stone are pretty rare generally, and one like this with finished limestone detailing is especially so. Some fine woodwork inside and the front entry as well. Just an awesome house and worthy of significant investment and authentic restoration IMO.




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  11. Jude Barnes says: 5 comments

    I am surprised that it is still on a septic system, considering there are several businesses located across the road from this property. I am driving out to look at it this coming weekend. I wonder if there is a way to have it hooked up to the town’s sewer line. It is connected to the town’s water. Shouldn’t it be possible to have it hooked up as well to the town’s sewer system?




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  12. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 7764 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $36,900!




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  13. Lisa says: 35 comments

    Wow!!
    I love the stone.
    So much promise.




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  14. LisaLouLisaLou says: 99 comments

    what has happened with this house? Has Jude Barnes bought it? Anything new happening? It could be such a wonderful home. And what was with the fireplaces/chimneys?




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  15. woodbarian says: 8 comments

    nice home, As a builder, some huge ++ here and some — isues. add roof if it needs replacing..the negatives: the hardwood floors are gone,too much cupping to save and future creaking and hot water tank and furnace are toast. THE GREAT on this house: love the shutter windows and 1st entrance and main stairs, looks like a little outside damage low by storm door to back stair..easy fix. sump pump in basement, but get the gutters back up with longer ground extension and interior drain around foundation… a couple of grand… done. Wish i had the $$, interior is a clean canvas. wow visions of spectacular.




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  16. Tim Snyder says: 32 comments

    I don’t know how I missed this one. Usually, I catch any postings from New York. As I breezed through the comments, I noticed that there were not any comments about the Erie Canal (or maybe I overlooked that). There were perpetual improvements to the canal throughout the 19th century, and given the proximity of this grand dame to the canal, I suspect that a contractor may have recruited some of the masons from one of the improvement periods as they passed through Lockport. At least, that is my understanding of how so many of the stone houses along the canal came to be. This is my long-winded way of saying that I agree with Kelly that the build date seems a bit off.




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  17. Harold Cinquigranno says: 3 comments

    What kind of property taxes on the house, anyone know?




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  18. Eric Andrews says: 1 comments

    The house is clearly solid limestone, which is all over the escarpment by Lockport. It is a Greek Revival, so the peak of 1840s, and iron stoves had been common for decades, especially in the new west, so the lack of fireplace is standard and expected. The Dias is definitely for the stove. Compared to other properties, this one needs little work and appears square and sound. If you need help there a few people around who do this sort of thing.




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