c. 1900 Queen Anne – Seneca Falls, NY

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63 State St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148

  • $189,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 3576 Sq Ft
  • 0.37 Ac.
Historic "Gould" homestead. Beautiful, original features and character throughout. Vestibule leads to formal entry with gorgeous stairwell with stained glass windows. Large spacious rooms, hardwood floors, lovely wood burning fireplace with period detail and built in bookcases. Gas fireplace in huge formal dinning room. Original butlers pantry, back stairwell. Large bedrooms, 2 full baths, laundry on second floor. Full walk up attic with finished heated bedroom and full bath and huge space for future Rec/home theatre, work out space, playroom, storage. Home has had restoration work to beautiful wrap front porch. New boiler, updated electric service/panels. Some newer windows. High/dry basement. Lovely area across from Park. Property is located in Historic District.
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Kelli Baker, Howard Hanna,
(585) 394-2929

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26 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne – Seneca Falls, NY

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  1. Mary Beth says: 37 comments

    Oh my! I fear I swooned completely upon viewing the kitchen. While I personally would add a lovely retro look oven and sink, this is a kitchen cabinetry to take pride in.

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    • Pamela Haber says: 24 comments

      I love the kitchen as well! Especially the old cupboard used as part of the overall design. Perhaps it was of sentimental value.

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      • Michele Larson says: 16 comments

        Actually when the Hoosier type cabinets began to lose their appeal one of the companies in Indiana that made “hoosier” cabinets designed kitchen cabinets around the “hoosier” which was sold all together. Eventually by the early 1930s the “hoosier” became a thing of the past.

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        • Michele Larson says: 16 comments

          Here is a quote from the web page about Napanee History —https://coppescommons.com/coppes-kitchens-hoosiers/history/ —-
          “These Napanee Dutch Kitchenet units were a combination of several cabinets — a center “Hoosier” style cabinet and a variety of smaller cabinets next to it used as ”filler” cabinets until an entire wall was filled with Coppes cabinets to make a 1927 style modern kitchen.”
          It would be interesting to know if the kitchen in this house is a Napanee (Coppes).

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      • Beth H. says: 234 comments

        I just saw this one, and the first thing I noticed was the Hoosier ‘space’ in the kitchen! I have a Hoosier (though ours is 4 doors wide, with the slag glass in the upper doors, and probably wouldn’t fit in that space) and I’ll take it with me where ever I go… we found it separated into two pieces, painted and with the top nailed to the wall in our first house’s kitchen (1889 farmhouse). I think we traced the vintage to 1919, and it must have been the first owner’s pride and joy, with all the modern conveniences of a flour sifter, sugar bin, etc.

  2. Alice says: 60 comments

    Breaks my heart to see all that woodwork painted, and it looks like the carriage house is gone too. Still, lovely bones and a great price.

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  3. Ron G says: 161 comments

    A great collection of homes Kelly put together today.

    The public rooms in this house are massive. But the red walls around those molded reliefs would have to go. It would be nice to see someone rebuild the carriage house or sometimes referred to as a car barn. And there wouldn’t be any argument over the design since there is an existing photo.

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  4. Zann says: 520 comments

    I immediately checked for the carriage house on the street view, as well.

    This home is lovely. It would break my heart to leave it, so I hope the seller’s are leaving for good reasons and are happy to move on versus being sad. (Does that makes sense?) Whoever they are, they did a wonderful job with this home.

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    • RossRoss says: 2416 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      I immediately checked for the carriage house on the street view, as well.

      I did the same thing!

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  5. Michael Mackin says: 2840 comments

    Other than the white paint and the bathroom updates, the house looks untouched, for the most part. I would seriously consider trying to strip the paint off the stairs at the very least. That said, I don’t have a clue as to how much work that would be.

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    • Preservation Matters says: 98 comments

      The woodwork is indeed exquisite as is the house itself. Having stripped, and stripped white paint off Victorian woodwork in the early 80’s, I can tell you the job here would probably take 10 years or so unless there is some revolutionary new stuff on the market or you hired workers full time until done.

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  6. ErnieErnie says: 323 comments
    AK

    The rooms are nice & big & bright! And that porch! I think I would have to either cut back or take out the large bush blocking the porch.

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  7. LIn says: 60 comments

    Seneca Falls NY is home to the Womens Hall of Fame.
    Goulds Pumps is located in Seneca Falls NY also if you travel to the red light by the map the building to the right is the old Guilds Pump Hotel. Seneca Falls was also the demonstration for women to have the right to go topless in NY. ( they have great morals NOT ) Also the bridge in the movie Its a Wonderful Life was shot in Seneca Falls NY.

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  8. Colleen J says: 1058 comments

    Lovely home, I too would like to strip the white paint, I guess if you looked at it as a very long project, it’s doable.

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  9. fern says: 29 comments

    I figure the barn was taken down for the building of the church next door?

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  10. Scott Cunningham says: 393 comments

    Like the small decorative railing on the topside of the porch roof. I’m betting they can’t replace it nowadays due to building codes (if its a railing it must be 42″ or so)

    Seneca Falls is a very nice small town. Not much in the way of a local economy, but if you have some way of supporting yourself, its really nice.

    • Michael Mackin says: 2840 comments

      If it’s an apartment or multi family or any commercial application, the railing must be 42″. If it’s residential, it’s 36″. If it’s still in place and original, the code will allow it to be restored without change in height. This one appears to be missing, however.

      • Hoyt Clagwell says: 233 comments

        The entire balustrade wouldn’t have to be made taller to conform to code. If the original heights were lower than what current codes require, the difference could be made up with a subtle use of, say, steel railing that could meet height requirements without detracting from the scale and appearance of the balustrades.

  11. says: 158 comments

    Who wants to open the trunk in the attic with me?

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  12. Michael Mackin says: 2840 comments

    Another option to consider……there is no door access from the upper floor to this area over the porch so it wouldn’t be considered a usable deck in any sense of the word as far as the code. You should be allowed to put up a decorative railing that would match the height of the original as long as you don’t show the roof to be a deck area. I know, it is skirting the issue but when dealing with the codes and the building department, it is all in what you call it sometimes. It can be considered a roof decoration rather than a functioning deck. If it was my house and I was going to use the space above the porch, I would change the height of the railing. If it’s for decoration only, leave it the height that looks good!

  13. I agree, if it has no accessible door to the roof and it’s decorative, it can be put back like it was. My question is on the back of the house with the big overhang above the small porch below. I wonder if this porch roof was changed from a sleeping porch to what it is now? I don’t understand it if not, anyone know?

  14. says: 4 comments

    With some land that would be a place I would fix up in a second! But through the years they sell off all the land with these ageing beauties such a shame. With all those beautiful windows you need a view not your neighbors in the bathroom haha..

  15. glorybe says: 133 comments

    Everything is so beautiful, not just the porch but the staircase and I would want to make the attic my bedroom.

  16. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 823 comments
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