c. 1850 Italianate – Preston Hollow, NY

Added to OHD on 3/20/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   15 Comments
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3088 State Route 145, Preston Hollow, NY 12469

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  • $34,500
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2192 Sq Ft
  • 0.44 Ac.
This 3 bed 1.5 ba home is waiting to be brought back to its former glory. Originally the Parsonage for the Preston Hollow Baptist Church, it has the character you would expect from this era. On the exterior, period architecture can be seen on the roof & window cornices, paneled front door and bluestone sidewalks. Inside, arched doorways, tin ceilings & wood floors are in the parlors. Beautiful wood newel post & railings. Lots of natural light. Summer kitchen w/vaulted ceilings can be an office etc.
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Sean Brennan, Country Views Realty
(518) 966-0200
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15 Comments on c. 1850 Italianate – Preston Hollow, NY

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  1. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1069 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Aww. What a sweet house. -Someone save me-

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  2. Karen says: 175 comments

    Bake Sale Today – love that! Should hang that in kitchen.

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  3. Traci Kenison says: 1 comments

    I have a question, (cause I see it a lot in these pictures.) Why are the fireplaces boarded up? Is it because they don’t work like they should? Or are they for something like a decoration? I live here in Northern Utah and we really don’t have a lot of old houses here.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6565 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      I answered that question in the comments of this thread: 🙂
      https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2018/02/07/1877-clarksville-mo/

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    • Peg says: 21 comments

      such a shame when fireplaces get bricked up! sometimes it happens because if a house is rented landlords don’t want liability of accidental fires…

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    • Cindy Belanger says: 270 comments

      Our old house has seven fireplaces and six of them have been bricked up. Mantels are still there. We were under the impression it was to save on heat. All of the heat from the room gets sucked up the chimney when the fireplace remains open.

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    • OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 102 comments
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      1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
      Philadelphia, PA

      There can be a lot of reasons for fireplaces to be closed off. Our 1852 house was built with six coal-burning fireplaces as was common at the time. Sometime around 1890(ish), they removed the mantles (except the living room) and bricked them in to convert the house to the then modern hot air convection heat. They capped the chimneys and then broke through the fireboxes to use the flues as a way to distribute hot air from a large coal-burning furnace in the basement. Now we have hot air vents where each of the original fireplaces was. In the living room, we have an oversized Victorian mantle with a tiny heat vent in place of a firebox.

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    • Angelsbleed says: 10 comments

      My best guess is the to keep the cold out or the heat in. Also bats, raccoons,squirrels,etc. It looks really bad and I certainly wouldn’t do that. But I think some repair men sometimes don’t worry about the how it looks or historical correctness, they just focus on solving the one problem. which of course creates more problems.

  4. Kytka Hilmar-Jezek says: 20 comments

    The price is unbelievable! Makes me want to buy it right now! (…and yes, the bake sale sign is going in the kitchen!)

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  5. John Forgit says: 30 comments

    WOAH, what time is the dumpster being delivered and “I think I need to buy stock in a paint stripper company! This place is cool…

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  6. Gregory K. Hubbard says: 472 comments

    Preston Hollow is about an hour from Albany, on a good day, so you could buy it and commute. Here in Los Angeles, a daily commute on Highway 405 from say, Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley to Santa Monica, could easily take more than an hour, and its only a few miles.

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  7. circa 64 says: 9 comments

    I know this house Peston Hollow is a cute small mountain town, but parts was trashed in hurricane Irene

  8. abevy says: 332 comments

    Nice old home with good price. Can’t tell what problems you can run into, but could be nice home for a family.

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  9. Peg says: 21 comments

    Love all the detailed photos. I may go have a look at this one and give a “field report”

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