Greek Revival – Deposit, NY

Added to OHD on 9/25/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   13 Comments
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55 2nd St, Deposit, NY 13754

  • $28,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2500 Sq Ft
  • 0.31 Ac.
This is a FannieMae HomePath property, CORNER LOT, Greek Revival home, very large rooms with lots of room for everyone, wide-plank floors through most of the home, many original features and built-ins, den has stone fireplace, and french doors.
Contact Information
Kay Graves, Exit Realty Homeward Bound,
(607) 729-5500

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13 Comments on Greek Revival – Deposit, NY

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3501 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    What a neat house! I would love to be the one to restore it to it’s full potential. I like that blue/white bath which is a bonus 🙂

  2. Teri R says: 283 comments

    Wish this one was close to me! Love all of the tall windows and the Greek Revival style!

  3. Ryan says: 471 comments

    The home prices in Deposit continue to startle me. That front facade is attractive and unusual in it’s Greek Revival simplicity, and the interior is nicer than I expected.

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  4. Connie Murray says: 118 comments

    A sleeping beauty — hope someone sympathetic gets her and restores her to former grandness!

  5. Colleen J says: 1168 comments

    The price!!!!! I agree with Teri about the lovely windows. Is this in a bad area or something, the condition and the price don’t line up?

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    • phillip francisco says: 14 comments

      I live 30 minutes from this house and its in a safe area. The issue is you need to drive 35 minutes to get to any real pay jobs like in binghamton ny. The town is right off the highway 17

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  6. Christian says: 51 comments

    I am in love with this house. Deposit doesn’t look like a bad place at all. The crime rate is low; the houses are cheap. Even the “drawback” of its remote location is attractive to me. But as for the house, that fireplace is fantastic, and I even like that bathroom.

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  7. Jeanne Smith says: 68 comments

    Beautiful house and the street view is beyond fantastic with lovely houses and mountains.

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  8. RobynMeRobynMe says: 114 comments
    1907 George F. Barber
    Hamlet, NC

    As with many NY homes, it’s the taxes that can make it hard to sell. According to the county assessors, last year’s were north of $6K. Most jobs in the area aren’t going to pay enough to sustain that.

    I really liked this one too. The windows may actually be originals, though that’s not a plus for everyone. Fantastic fireplace and built-in. Not a recent kitchen (I personally dislike the whole granite/stainless look). Love the bathroom mosaic floor, and I’m a sucker for old tubs.
    If the taxes were about 1/4th what they are, I’d have called the realtor by now! 🙂

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  9. abevy says: 332 comments

    I agree with Robyn with her ideas except not remote enough. Did you notice the tree (poles) for roof beams. Rear of house does not look bad as some old houses do. Wonderful price but those taxes are a killer. Can someone explain why they are so much in New York?

    • Peg says: 21 comments

      It’s true in many poor counties in NY; in my hometown of Elmira taxes were raised by 42% in one year. I now live in Troy and property taxes are very high here also. Basically the state badly needs revenue and unfortunately increasing everyone’s property taxes, instead of some more progressive idea that might, say, help clean up the environment and urban blight (like finding absentee slumlords NOW THERE’S A THOUGHT) has been a common way to try and address that.

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  10. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 472 comments

    Hello.

    This is one of those New York State Greek Revival designs that are so handsome. I really like the tall, cubical design framed by pilasters, and the cornice on the porch of the street front wing aligns with the front door woodwork.

    The interior is very plain but nice. The staircase must be enclosed, as there are no photographs. The house was probably heated with stoves judging from the exposed stove chimney on the second floor. That would explain the added chimney on the back. I’m sorry but I’d pull out the very odd stone fireplace mantle and replace it with a Greek Revival style mantle as soon as practical. I’d also square-up the exposed interior craftsman chimney so it better resembled a nineteenth century chimney breast.

    I agree with RobynMe that the windows are probably original – that’s just fine with me. The shutters also look as though they’re original, I enlarged a photograph, but they don’t appear to be properly hung. Salvage? Am I just reading the photographs incorrectly?

    This place is 35-40 miles from Binghamton, but RobynMe’s report on the taxes is daunting. And in winter, that 35-40 mile trek might be really daunting.

  11. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 514 comments

    Sold 3/29/2018 (Zillow).

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