c. 1850 Italianate – Herkimer, NY

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115 Green St, Herkimer, NY 13350

  • $59,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3579 Sq Ft
The Investor dream. This property features 3,579SqFt of living space with a private office, 4 bedrooms, and 1.5 baths. The brick exterior is well intact still and much of the character with floors, trims, and borders being in beautiful shape. One of the areas most historic homes this home comes with a wonderful past sure to be told as you walk through this home. Priced to be sold this property is just awaiting your imagination and creative ideas!Property is Cash or Rehab Loan only.
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Brandon Mosher, River Hills Properties,
(855) 289-1899

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26 Comments on c. 1850 Italianate – Herkimer, NY

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  1. RossRoss says: 2469 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    The house is right round the corner from Main Street, which I like.

    You can see the evidence of a lost front porch.

    I also see little of the 1850 interior. Most everything, including the carriage house, appears from a circa-1900 update, like the stair and mantels.

    To me, the house, while quite tantalizing, would be MUCH more so if most of the 1850 interior was in situ. A house in poor condition can always be fixed. A house in poor condition AND missing most of its original interior (and porch) is a vastly harder project.

    • meg@sparrowhaunt.com says: 94 comments

      In addition to the porch, I suspect that center bay window may have replaced the original entry, but it would take some serious exploring to confirm.

      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6541 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        It’s pretty easy to see that this started out as a classic, center hall, Italianate with the entrance at front. Somebody sure did a job on it around the turn of the century as Ross mentioned. Unfortunately, considering it’s prospects in Herkimer, NY, it would be nuts to try to change it back, so best to embrace the changes and move forward.

    • Diane says: 68 comments

      The problem with its location, to me, is that it is not near any houses. It is a leftover surrounded by garages and businesses, including the apparent houses around the corner. You have no house/human neighbors. That would be lonesome.

  2. Momof9 says: 92 comments

    Someone please take care of this gem!

  3. Pamela says: 3 comments

    I live a few minutes from this house so I had the opportunity to attend the open house last Sunday. I walked out of there sick to my stomach and nearly crying. The downstairs is huge, much bigger than I anticipated as I was going from room to room. Thought I was in a maze at one point. Majority of the radiators have been removed. I see the potential in things so I thought, “well a bit of love and elbow grease should do it along with a few dollars” until I went up in the attic, which was covered in bird poop and carcasses, windows left open, holes in the edges of the roof. I then continued the tour in the downstairs which needs A LOT of attention when it comes to the kitchen. The basement is a whole story in its self. Moldy and extremely outdated. I wish I could post the pictures I took. It’s an absolute shame that it has gotten to this state. I can only imagine how gorgeous it was at one time. I knew this house was going to need work but I was really appalled at how much it needs. As far as the location, it’s not the greatest for residential but business would be great. If it were to be used as residential, well then you’re lucky the police station is your neighbor across the street.

    • Mary Brammer says: 32 comments

      You can see where the radiators are lined up to be carted off by owners starting in picture 7/8/9 … noticed that right away, and wonder if the antique wall lamps (see pict 4, but there are more throughout) are still there anymore.

  4. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted last year, new agent with new pics. Wish I could have kept the old photos as it was showing the home looking like it was two whistles from blowing over, not flattering photos at all. The new agent photos shows the home in a better light, although anyone interested should read Pamela’s comment above and get a major inspection.

    The old listing photos showed a carriage house out back that was indeed about to fall over, no photos in the new listing photo and no mention so don’t know if it still stands (just mentioning if the old comments above talk about it.)

  5. Jason B says: 197 comments

    Sounds like a good candidate to resto-mod into a law firm office, bail bondsman, or day spa. LOL. The only other desireable option for someone with deep pockets, could include physically relocating the whole structure to a nearby residential lot, where it can at least get a dose of vitamin D from sunshine. The rest could be re-created through some diligent searching, and labor of love. Nothing is impossible if you have enough Money and Passion coupled with a well planned and realistic vision of a desired finished product.

  6. John Shiflet says: 5471 comments

    I think your suggestions for a commercial adaptive re-use are better than the really long shot of someone trying to bring the much altered house back to its 1850’s appearance as a single family residence. Although its modestly priced, the total costs to equip it for another century of survival are sure to be much more.

  7. MichaelMichael says: 2531 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I could see this being used in a commercial reuse as John stated. It’s location is it’s hardest thing to sell to potential buyers except such use!

  8. SueSue says: 1130 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape

    I actually like this house, although ignorant of it’s original design, but I would just restore it as is but the location..no. This is one thing I am a nit picker about. The huge brick building right next to you and the dismal view. Couldn’t do it.

  9. JpdillonJpdillon says: 42 comments
    1965 Levitt House
    Stony Brook, NY

    Herkimer, NY- what an appropriate town name for this diamond in the rough.

  10. kmmoorekmmoore says: 431 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    Be still my heart. I will pray for you, you beautiful old girl!

  11. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1172 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    I love the arched interior doors

    • Bethster says: 891 comments

      I was just about to comment on those! All I kept thinking as I looked at the photos was “Even if no one rescues the house, I’m sure someone will salvage the doors.”

  12. LIn says: 12 comments

    Well buy the house go to the diamond mine in Herkirmer and hit the jack pot and fix the old gal up and do tours !!

  13. Cheryl says: 5 comments

    Love the turquoise kitchen cabinets, they are classic!

  14. Tina says: 1 comments

    I wonder if the walk through windows in pictures 14 & 15 have those doors that open on the bottom.

  15. fern benson says: 30 comments

    on google street you can see a narrow driveway and what could be a glimpse of the carriage house
    I bet it was beautiful when it was built………..wonder what the neighborhood looked like then….

  16. fern benson says: 30 comments

    do you think this is a picture of the house? http://herkimer.nygenweb.net/history/darprofiles8.html

    • Michael Mackin says: 2531 comments

      It’s not the same house although probably designed by the same person. The house pictured here is at 215 N. Main Street and is still there, looking pretty much the same based on the street view! If you turn to your left on the street view, you can actually see the corner of it a half block away! Pretty cool though!

  17. Pete says: 11 comments

    There are more pictures on Coldwell Banker showing the basement, attic and carriage house. There also some pictures showing the really great detail on the door hinges. Maybe the carriage house is still there although as Kelly said it does look seconds away from blowing over.


  18. Don from Manassas says: 46 comments

    Definitely a diamond in the rough. A lot of work for sure. Most of the rooms still have the character they had, just need to be restored. If I had it I would first cut the tree down in the front, its way to close. Tear that add on down and start from there. Could be great again.

  19. Deborah Chester says: 14 comments

    The exterior is divine. The downstairs is a 20th-century remuddled disaster. At least the upstairs still shows some historical flavor. As someone else commented, those interior doors upstairs are fabulous.

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