c. 1860 Italianate – Remsen, NY

Added to OHD on 7/31/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   16 Comments
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9655 Main St, Remsen, NY 13438

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  • $10,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2628 Sq Ft
  • 0.77 Ac.
Older home with character, could be a doll house with a little TLC.
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Despina Raucci, Town & City Real Estate
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16 Comments on c. 1860 Italianate – Remsen, NY

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  1. RossRoss says: 2472 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS


    I protest!

    Where is an image of the presumably fabulous staircase????????

    • VictoriannWyVictoriannWy says: 24 comments
      1885 Not sure see pic
      Evanston, WY

      I could send you a few pictures of my staircase if you’d like. The outside of my house once looked like this. But they covered all the loveliness with yellow siding. My husband hasn’t agreed to let me tear it all off and redo it yet.

    • KarenZKarenZ says: 1190 comments
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      First thing that I look for in an Italianate too, Ross!

  2. Kfidei says: 333 comments

    OH! Poor Baby! What have they done to you! The exterior looks just like a doll house… I can picture it with flowers along the walk, white lace curtains and a new paint job. I hope someone rescues this poor old dear.

  3. JimHJimH says: 5037 comments
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    The home of Thomas O. Roberts (~1812-1894), one of a large group of Welsh immigrants who came to this area in the 1820’s. A shoemaker by trade, Roberts was a merchant and wholesale buyer before resuming his shoemaking here in his later years.
    The house is shown on the 1874 village map, and was owned by Robert G. Griffith in 1907.

    • Rene says: 1 comments

      What resources does everyone use to look up the history of their home? I’ve tried census data but some years are missing apparently due to a fire. My house was built in 1885

      • Chris says: 1 comments

        Check if your local library or historical society has old sanborn fire maps and also check out old city directories. Do a title search on the deed and you can usually pinpoint when it was build and by whom. Old city directories sometimes list occupations too and the sanborn maps will tell you what out buildings you may have had in the property.

  4. Woeisme says: 141 comments

    Let’s see…..Update electrical, insulate, air conditioning, New kitchen and bathrooms…….still worth it considering the price.

  5. PineyPiney says: 21 comments

    I remember finding this house on a real estate website months ago, but without interior photos. Seeing it posted on here with interior photos made me very happy 🙂

  6. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 465 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    What unprepossessing photographs. Is the subject that sad? There seem to be all sorts of architectural details that could be featured. For example, the hoods over the windows and above the front door. At least one photograph of the rare 6 panel door – are there more of them? The framed arch between the two rooms is promising….. And as Ross mentioned above, is there a distinguished staircase or just steps between two plaster walls?

  7. gail marie says: 6 comments

    We travel north on Rts 12 & 28to the Adirondacks and the little Main St in Remsen is just a couple blocks off the main highway. I almost always pull off and go there just to park and walk around. Absolutely charming. although run down, historic, quaint. Also the location of the annual Remsen Barn Festival each September. Worth the stop if you are ever in the area.

  8. Kfidei says: 333 comments

    I just had to revisit this sad old lady. The price is certainly good, but how expensive is labor in NY? I am just looking at what obviously needs to be done right away…floors, plumbing, electric, probably the roof, definitely paint (and stripping) and probably another 50 things I haven’t dreamt of yet.

    I wish there were more (and better) photos. It’s hard to guess at what’s really in there. I would love to see the whole basement, the back of the house, etc. In the last photo, that is a seriously weird looking light bulb. either the photo is distorted, or the bulb is shaped like nothing I have ever seen…long and skinny.

  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11796 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Dropped to $10,000! Better photos on Realtor.com, linked up top.

    • RossRoss says: 2472 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      Damn! Still no staircase images!

      Seems like an incredible house for but $10K!

      Thanks for update, Kelly!

  10. evers310evers310 says: 109 comments

    More photos here, but unfortunately still no staircase…


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