1874 – Lakewood, NY – $349,500

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Added to OHD on 5/15/18   -   Last OHD Update: 5/15/18   -   17 Comments
50 W Terrace Ave, Lakewood, NY 14750

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Charming Restored Historic Packard Automobile Family Home in the Village of Lakewood, on a large two corner lot. Approx. 150 ft from beautiful Chautauqua Lake. 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. 3 fireplaces. Beautiful original wood paneling, wainscoting, and wood floors. Lovely colored stained glass windows. Attractive center hall with open staircase, original etched Packard door, Butler's sink, decorative wood on stairs and paneling. Family room (4 season sunroom) with lake views. Built-in bookcases in living room, and dining room with built-in display cabinet. Large Victorian front porch with swing. Walk to restaurants, shops, library, and park. Single car garage, used for storage. Deeded lake rights.
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Thomas Turner, Century 21 Turner Brokers
(716) 763-7506
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17 Comments on 1874 – Lakewood, NY – $349,500

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 8914 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to John for sharing.

  2. Linda R says: 214 comments

    This little house could not be cuter on the outside! All the dark shiny wood on the main floor feels claustrophobic to me, but the spaces otherwise are darling, and the upstairs bedrooms so sweet! I know, we are always griping about painted wood, but there has to be a happy medium. I guess I might put up some more drywall, or find some other ways to break up the solid wood all around look. Just my personal taste.

  3. Cheryl kay says: 1 comments

    I’m in love!!! Windows are amazing and that door with the Packard glass is sooo cool!!!!!

  4. Karen says: 365 comments

    I’ve always wondered what this house looked like and snide. I used to spend a lot of time in this area of NY, and if there were decent paying jobs around here, I’d move here in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, it’s mostly seasonal or service industry work. Since income comes mainly from that, or agricultural work inChautauqua County, there’s not much of a tax base to pay County, or city or village workers. So even if you’re a tenured teacher in a public school, you won’t make as much as you would in Buffalo.
    I don’t care for the paneled walls and ceilings. You’re right, it’s very claustrophobic. Very closed in. If I owned this house, however, I’d find a way to keep it up and drywall over it. It’s probably been up since the House was builtand I wouldn’t have the heart to take it down. And a future owner might live it!

  5. MarthAllenaMarthAllena says: 85 comments
    1921 Craftsman
    St. Paul, MN

    I would totally make all that wood work with light upholstery, white window treatments and white frames for the walls. I love all the wood! This house is adorable!

  6. kimmers says: 49 comments

    I’m in love with the woodwork inside, I think it glows! I don’t think I would change a thing. Wonderful colors on the outside, great choices. I’m not sure I saw anything I didn’t like about this lovely home.

  7. Paul says: 9 comments

    I find the color choices on the non wood walls are spot on. I see that it is a love hate relationship for some viewers on all the wood. I think it is awesome because it is authentic to the house. This is a well thought out house.

    I am always amazed as I view home prices from this site. Living in California where everything is way to expensive is driving many people out. This home on that land in San Francisco would be well over 2 mil.

    Thanks so much for this site. It is my go to place. The other sites don’t function as well as yours.

  8. ddbacker says: 312 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    I would love to know more about the home’s connection to the Packard family. There is a marker on photo no. 3 but I can’t read it. The founding Packards were from Ohio, where the first cars were built, eventually moving production to Detroit. Maybe this was a vacation home? Packards were very fine automobiles, competing with and often outselling Cadillac, and on the vanguard of many important advances in automotive technology such as the automatic transmission.

  9. KIMKIM says: 74 comments

    Absolutely perfect. OMG

  10. julie A. says: 120 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    I love all the wood inside, because it’s original. I bet it is gorgeous in person, in the pictures it shines! Lovely home and well cared for, please don’t sheet rock over original beautiful wood. wonderful house!

  11. Alice says: 52 comments

    Wow! A little wallpaper stripping and I’d move right in! I love the color scheme on the porch, the corner lot, the woodwork. Really nice house.

  12. GypsyGypsy says: 100 comments

    I love it on the outside, but all I can think about on the inside is how much work it would be to keep the wood polished!

    • JimHJimH says: 3584 comments
      OHD Supporter

      It wouldn’t take much to keep the wood shiny here – it’s obviously coated with Varathane/Minwax polyurethane. My opinion: wood looks better with a natural shellac and wax finish, giving it a glowing, hand-rubbed appearance, not shiny.
      And if you don’t like the vintage natural wood finishes in an antique home, please buy another house rather than consider destroying it, because there’s not much of it left.

  13. GypsyGypsy says: 100 comments
    wrong for my taste

    I love wood details…..doors, mantles, intricate floors, window frames, etc. When it’s on the walls like that though, it’s just too much for me. There used to be some liquid polish—I think it was called Liquid Gold—that you wiped on and then buffed off that conditioned wood and cleaned it but it’s gotten really hard to find in stores now. Everyone is all about the easy spray and wipe stuff.

  14. stephen says: 29 comments

    Man, that is one swank residence. I would take it the way it sits in a heartbeat. Toss me the keys to the Packard on your way out, thanks. My suitcase and toothbrush are already packed – clearly, I wont need anything else.


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