c. 1850 – Cobleskill, NY

Added to OHD on 8/21/17   -   Last OHD Update: 11/7/20   -   35 Comments
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626 Clove Rd, Cobleskill, NY 12043

  • $19,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1992 Sq Ft
  • 2.07 Ac.
Package deal; house with contents included. Garage and house are full of tools, furniture, collectibles, etc. Property being sold "as is". Agent and buyer will be required to sign a waiver before entering buildings.
Contact Information
Harold Loder, Country Boy Realty
(518) 234-4371

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35 Comments on c. 1850 – Cobleskill, NY

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  1. NonaK says: 250 comments

    Dibs on the Hoosier cabinet in the garage!! I think that might be a Coke machine too. What fun it would be to sift through it all.

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Oooooh count me in! What a cool property!

  3. Graham says: 142 comments

    Dang, I wanted the Coke machine 🙂
    It would be lots of fun to go through.

  4. Heidi says: 1 comments

    This is like a real estate version of Storage Wars. So awesome.

  5. CharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments

    Might be worth the gamble that there’s enough things of value inside to pay back most of the $20k asking price. Two acres has to be worth something, and I’d be all about a house you have to sign a waiver to visit (although I’ve never been asked to).

  6. Karen60 says: 171 comments

    All I can say is “Wow.” Just Wow.
    Hopping in the car here in Florida right now to go pick up that Hoosier cabinet!

  7. Van Cardwell says: 37 comments

    I have the same Hoosier in my kitchen. It was the only storage in my grandmother’s kitchen. This is only the second one I’ve ever seen. It’s over 6.5 feet tall.

  8. JimHJimH says: 5103 comments
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    This little valley in the Town of Seward is about 6 miles from Cobleskill, and was known for 200 years as The Clove. Before 1900, there was a store, a school, a shoemaker’s shop and a cluster of homes here along the road. The railroad bypassed it in the late 1800’s and it’s been shrinking ever since.

    It’s a shame that very few homes in this area are restored after they’ve been neglected to this degree. Low demand for rural housing, combined with high construction costs and taxes, make the economics very challenging. It’s not an impossible task to fix it up and it could make a fine home for someone willing to take it on for the price of the lot.

  9. tess says: 297 comments

    Dibs on the setee 🙂 Considering it’s hoarder heaven the outside of the house looks surprisingly good. Would really like more pictures. Google view doesn’t show much either.

  10. JimHJimH says: 5103 comments
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    Street view:

  11. natira121natira121 says: 693 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    I got a Hoosier like that from craigslist for a whopping $50. A word to the wise: If you get one that was painted originally, and want to strip it, don’t. It took me literally WEEKS to strip the damn thing! The original paint is like baked-on porcelain, no kidding. But after all that work, it’s absolutely stunning, and one the most handy things ever invented for kitchens. I can’t imagine how I got along without it!

    There appears to be the bottom half of another Hoosier sitting in front and to the right of the first Hoosier, as well as a lovely green and white vintage gas stove. I can only imagine what other amazing finds there are in the house.

    If it wasn’t 2869 miles from me, I’d be at the realtor office now!

  12. Wendi Sue says: 65 comments

    oh wow. wish there were more pics of the inside but what a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. fell in love with the link above where it shows the car in the overgrown driveway.

  13. MidwestBecky says: 40 comments

    I’ll take the old wooden chairs, the bed frames, and (weirdly) the rolling metal cart.

    Houses like this make me wish there was something like an OHD Summer Camp: Everybody gathers at a super-cheap ramshackle old place like this and hones their restoration skills fixing it.

  14. Susan Helton says: 3 comments

    I’m impressed by the ethics of the locals in that no one has helped themselves to even just what is obviously visible. I can just imagine what else must be in there. Pretty house on a lovely lot and great junk! But halfway across the country too. Bummer.

  15. Bluegrass gal says: 23 comments

    I bought one of these years ago. While we were signing the closing docs someone backed up a trailer and took anything of value. Don’t bank on the Hoosier being there by the time you own it.

  16. Lisa ohliger says: 3 comments

    I am here to tell you picking through that sounds fun, but it’s not. I purchased a 1900s farmhouse that was full and thought selling items would off set some of the renovation expense. I was so wrong. Mice like to live in abandoned hoards. They ruin everything. plus it will take you at least a year of back breaking work plus dumpster fees to clean out a house like that.

  17. Sure would be fun going through all this, I wonder if that truck runs….

  18. Andi says: 14 comments

    This must have been a showpiece of a farm in its day…….complete with majestic maple trees on its frontage. Hope some energetic person buys who will restore it to its former grandeur…

  19. Karen60 says: 171 comments

    Probably better to be an “armchair remodel dreamer” than to experience the realities like Lisa ohliger did!

  20. Jerry says: 33 comments

    I like the sink and I’m just looking at the bottom of it.

  21. Elliott says: 32 comments

    The neighbor should buy it…what some see as an eyesore, others see History!

  22. Jamie Karol says: 18 comments

    I’m with Lisa on that. You might be able to find a few things that are gems but that would be a HUGE undertaking to sort through all of that “stuff” and haul it out of there. There are probably many other “piles of stuff” on that property that aren’t pictured.

  23. Deb Winchester says: 1 comments

    Went to look at this charming farmhouse yesterday. Called the Realtor,who was of no help. I think due to the waivers no one wants to show it. It is in great disrepair needed windows and an entire roof. Neighbors laughed in the thought that someone actually was looking to buy it. Said no one had been there for well on 15 years. The grass was past knee high and as for the treasures in the shown in the photos…well let’s just say that will be another undertaking to bring them up to par for more than the junk man. The photos are misleading and no one has info on this house at all. Such a shame.

  24. Colleen J says: 1061 comments

    I was just about to comment that I bet you can make a profit by the contents and then have the land and hopefully some kind of restoration … but sounds like it’s just a pipe dream for this poor house, such a shame.

  25. abevy says: 310 comments

    Come to the Midwest we have lots of Hoosier’s. Hoosier was the brand name they were made by others also–Sellers etc. I have never seen one that was painted from the factory. They were usually varnished. Later people who owned them would paint them. Some had flour sifters and sugar sifters in the top. They were a baking cupboard with zinc or enameled pull out shelf. You can get them at all prices. The nicer more complete ones are more. The one in this condition (see picture) would not bring a big price here in the Midwest. I agree with Lisa, expecting contents to pay for costs would not be possible. She is right in the fact mice would have ruined most of the items and what a job. Dumpsters are expensive. But if you are in great shape and like dirt and smell and being stuck with a mess it is a good job for you. I have done it too many times to be enthused any more. The house I could get interested in though.

  26. Peg says: 20 comments

    I looked into buying a similar house in Troy that was full of old stuff, and all of it was fairly well kept up. Another buyer managed to snag it but BEWARE of DISHONEST realtors; the buyer told me his realtor took ALL the collectibles out of the house end even ripped out the tin ceilings. Buyer was a trusting guy who lived a ways away and was caring for his sick mother; he thought being able to sell the junk would help him raise some money as we was unemployed due to his family situation. The realtor completely ripped him off as he failed to include the language in the contract saying the property was sold with all contents intact. I told my own realtor (an honest one) about what had happened and he said he’d keep an eye and ear out for that dishonest realtor’s activities. The house slipped into foreclosure, and was put up for auction by the city. I placed a sealed proposal bid but it was awarded (for much lower price than the one I bid) to an LLC that seems to be planning to build tiny houses there (it is a triple lot) So far, after more than a year, NO WORK has been done. Troy does not bother to apply their reverter clause when developers buy up these properties for pennies and then continue to sit on them and let them rot. Meanwhile my search from fixer upper I can afford to fix up and live in continues…

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