c. 1839 – Morris, NY – $369,000

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Added to OHD on 12/27/17   -   Last OHD Update: 10/2/18   -   17 Comments
21 Main St, Morris, NY 13808
  • $369,000
  • 4500 Sq Ft
  • 8.37 Ac.
Mapleside is located in Morris, New York, an historic village between Oneonta and Norwich. Built c.1839 the field stone main house has 3-foot thick stonewalls, and most original architectural details remain. This well maintained property offers wood floors, beautiful stone detail, period formal details in the living room, dining room, and den; fully applianced kitchen with large pantry, family room, and keeping rooms that could be an office or bedroom. There are five fireplaces. A powder room is under the front staircase. Upstairs are three plus bedrooms, including an en suite Master Bedroom, a large en suite bedroom; and a full bath with laundry. The guest house features an eat in kitchen, dining room, den, living room, two plus bedrooms, and two full bath, one with laundry. The property consists of ±8.39 acres bordering two State Roads. The manicured yard offers expansive lawns, shade trees, mature flower gardens, a ±1.25 acre fenced paddock with run-in shed for horses, and a ±1/2 acre pond.
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Patricia Bensen-Ashley, Ashley-Connor Realty
(607) 547-4045
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17 Comments on c. 1839 – Morris, NY – $369,000

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  1. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 10080 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks JimH for sharing this in last weeks link exchange.

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  2. JimHJimH says: 4115 comments
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    The stone house was built for Andrew Goold Washbon (1788-1867), a farmer, textile mill owner and founder of the local bank. The wood frame house was built for his son Henry R. Washbon, and the property was owned by the family for over a century.
    This “upright and wing” form of Greek Revival house was very popular in New York state for all but the most formal houses, with the entrance and public rooms in the main block and bedrooms upstairs. The kitchen and utility rooms were in the wing, often with a porch along its length.

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  3. AvatarAndrea S says: 28 comments

    I love this property! It has some great original features. I think my favorite thing is the thickness of the walls and window sills! Can anyone tell what is on the floor in the pic of the blue and white room? It looks like some sort of decorative metal grate, which seems strange.

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1849 comments

      My *guess*… a cold air return for the furnace.

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      • AvatarWarbon says: 121 comments

        It’s the way they got heat upstairs. Had one in a house I lived in. Heat rises, so they would put those in the floor upstairs to take the worst of the chill off the room before bed.

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    • AvatarTricia says: 15 comments

      My Grandmother had those in her house. If I am correct, they were used so that the heat could rise up into the 2nd floor rooms. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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    • AvatarPeggy says: 40 comments

      I noticed that as well…I wonder if it was some form of passive heat source from downstairs. I also love those deep windowsills and shutters. Saw them as a child visiting a farm in PA. Reminds me of my grandfather’s house in Ireland.

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    • AvatarJim says: 5 comments

      For heat to come through from below.

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    • AvatarSandi Stephens says: 1 comments

      It may be a vent shaft allowing heat to rise up from the floor below. I bought an old farmhouse that had several of these. There was not heat on the second floor, only these ornamental vent covers connecting directly to the ceiling below.

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    • AvatarAndrea S says: 28 comments

      I knew someone would have an answer! It makes sense now, I have seen those before. Thanks, everyone!

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  4. AvatarS Salazar says: 33 comments

    I’d live there in a heartbeat if it were possible.

  5. AvatarJennifer Wiebler says: 149 comments

    lovely home.

  6. AvatarGlorybe says: 152 comments

    Love the sturdy stone house & property!

  7. Avatarmy two sons says: 5 comments

    I would suspect that this won’t be on the market for long! It’s amazing.

  8. AvatarBarbara N Kahl says: 52 comments

    I live in Oneonta, a town just outside Morris, and let me tell you, this is a beautiful village. We looked at houses there, but they were a touch too far from our workplace. Gorgeous house. Great stonework, and really lovely people in the village.

  9. AvatarRicardo Cantoral says: 16 comments

    The beauty of Upstate New York during the spring and fall is unparalleled.

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