c. 1780 Federal – Stephentown, NY

Added to OHD on 3/30/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   21 Comments
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727 West St, Stephentown, NY 12168

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  • $219,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 3400 Sq Ft
  • 4.19 Ac.
Lovely Center hall Federal style home, complete with many original details. Hand hewn wide board floors, moldings, paneling and original hardware. Holcomb House dates back to 1780 and is ready to begin it's next chapter. A Diamond in the Rough, the home needs some updating which is reflected in the price.
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Philip Feiner, Country Life Real Estate
(518) 392-6600
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21 Comments on c. 1780 Federal – Stephentown, NY

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  1. Anne M. says: 953 comments

    While I appreciate the lovely pictures of the snowy landscape, I’d like to see more of the rooms in this house. I wonder if the diary is accessible, if so – what a great bonus!

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  2. JimHJimH says: 5265 comments
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    Pleasant old farmstead in the Berkshire foothills. Maybe some maintenance and a few light touches needed more than updates. The Shaker site at Mount Lebanon is a bit south, and some of their furniture and things would fit nicely here.

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  3. Elizabeth Owen says: 11 comments

    It’s a beautiful house and makes me wish I had reason to buy it, but one correction: If the sign outside the house says that the original owner kept “a diary” (a journal) for 53 years, that’s pretty funny. It should be “dairy” (and in the caption).

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      No, the sign is correct, he kept a written log of his life for 53 years. I read a few, some of them are boring like hoeing potatoes, hoeing corn (or whatever it was.)

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      • Michelle Ferrer says: 198 comments

        LOL. Diaries as source documents are most often a slog to get through without snoozing…..a great cure for a sleepless night. However, the value of them is that they give you an appreciation of daily life in that period; activities, beliefs, prejudices, etc. Lets you value, envy, or cringe away from living our own time.

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      • Elizabeth Owen says: 11 comments

        Wow! Haha, never thought that kind of thing would be highlighted. In that case, I stand corrected! 😉

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    • Kim says: 1 comments

      No, the diary is the fascinating piece

  4. Gail Witham says: 35 comments

    I’m glad it wasn’t ruined with a brand new kitchen, but I’m sure the next owner will do just that. 🙁

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Or maybe they’ll be fabulous and not, there are some “next owners” that won’t just throw anything in an old house you know. 🙂

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    • My partner and I purchased this home roughly two years ago and we have in fact done no renovations to the kitchen, though it has been extensively renovated in the picture supplied in this forum. If you notice the beams in the ceiling, the original plaster ceiling was removed. Additionally a hallway was removed which separated the kitchen from the dining room, though a wall still remains keeping the kitchen and dining separate. We do however intend to keep as many of the original details as possible, while increasing the functionality of the kitchen itself. Shaker decor and design will be used as heavy influence.

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      • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 829 comments
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        1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
        Lockport, NY

        Congratulations on purchasing such an exceptional home! We all would love to follow you on your journey to make this your home.

  5. JRichardJRichard says: 182 comments
    1763 center-chimney cape
    Biddeford, ME

    Realtors will say just about anything to catch people’s interest as I’m sure you’ve noticed many times. “Hand-hewn wide board floors?” I paged through the photos in eager anticipation, since I’ve never seen such a thing. So I guess it worked, eh? Still, it’s a lovely house with its many original details. In another locale, say York Harbor, you could add a million to the price.

  6. Glorybe says: 133 comments

    So neat the history comes included with a home in the form of a diary.
    I would keep the kitchen original and I like how it’s painted inside. The three car garage is a plus too.

    • The kitchen has already been changed several times. The pantry had several built-in cabinets removed, and a cooking fireplace where the industrial native currently sits was removed back in the eighties.

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  7. Sandy B says: 833 comments

    Love the old hardware…..surprised it remains. I notice lath “ghosting” on exterior walls of the interior. I wonder if that indicates moisture weakening the plaster??

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    • A lack of gutters on the perimeter of the roof line has certainly caused damage to the plaster on the exterior walls. Some of it has been repaired or covered with drywall over time. A lot of held together by old wall paper.

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  8. MazamaGrammy says: 344 comments

    Really like what I’ve seen. wish there were more pics!

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