c. 1900 Queen Anne – Fleischmanns, NY (George F. Barber) – $299,000

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Added to OHD on 11/15/18   -   Last OHD Update: 11/15/18   -   15 Comments
1077 Main St, Fleischmanns, NY 12430

Map: Street

Price

$299,000

Beds

8

Baths

4 full, 3 half

SqFt

4488

Acres

8.24

The Queen on Main Street is one of the most spectacular home in the very quaint village located in the Catskill Mountain just 2.5 hours from the GW Bridge. The owners of this beautiful 8 bedroom and 7 baths Victorian home have painstakingly restored and decorated it as it may have looked when it was built over one hundred years ago. The wood working detail is some of the most beautiful and ornate for that the period. The best example of this craftsmanship is in the breathtaking bridal staircase with beveled mirrors inset into the columns, the large pocket doors with fluted columns framing them. The 4 sets of pocket doors open up from the center hall to the parlor and living room and then to the dining room and men's parlor creating a wonder flow to the main floor. As you climb the bridal staircase and end up on the second floor landing, there are four bedrooms two of which are set up as suites but can can easily be rearrange as four separate bedrooms. The third floor has a large sitting area with three more bedrooms up there. There is a stone patio in the backchat has access to the 8.24 acres behind the house. This is very unique because there are no other houses on Main Street that have this kind of acreage. Cut in some private hiking trails, or clear a spot to create a wonderful secluded outdoor entertainment areas for your guest to enjoy during the summer evenings. The wrap around front porch is a wonderful feature for just sitting back with a cocktail in hand and just people watch. If you ever wanted to own your own B&B, this is the perfect opportunity. Weddings have become a huge business in the Catskill region and with a limited amount of lodging in the area you would be able to book the wedding guests during the wedding season, skiers in the winter, golfers and fisherman during the spring and summer and leaf peppers in the autumn. The potential in incredible with this property, so don't wait long to schedule an appointment to preview this wonderful property.
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15 Comments on c. 1900 Queen Anne – Fleischmanns, NY (George F. Barber) – $299,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9794 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Been on OHD before and shared in the link exchanges. I don’t recall which catalog this design appeared in, perhaps Chris or someone will tell us.

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    • Christopher R DiMatteiChristopher R DiMattei says: 259 comments

      This is an example of design number 19, as published in the second edition of the “Modern Dwellings” series of pattern books. I will send a copy of the page to Kelly so she can add it to this post. If you love Barber houses, then Fleischmanns is the place you want to be. This home is one of 15 extant examples of Barber’s work in this tiny town, although 2 of the 15 are near collapse and could be razed at any moment. Such a great example of the artistic taste Barber created.

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  2. AvatarChristie says: 30 comments

    Oh! I could definitely live there! …except for the cold. Beautiful!

    Barbers were often chosen from one of the catalogs then altered to accommodate the owner’s preference. Our old house was like that. You could identify it from one of catalog plans, but things had been enlarged, turned around, or altered a bit to suit the family. It was still a Barber, but he did catalogs as well as custom designs based off the catalogs designs.

    • AvatarChristie says: 30 comments

      Actually, this looks late Vic rather than Queen Anne. Queen Anne wasn’t in power until several years later. Although, the outside doesn’t look like the decorated high Vics, so this one may have been for a more modest family with a few really pretty things inside. Seems like a Vic floor plan at any rate. But then I’m guessing based on what I’ve discovered by looking at houses of that period.

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  3. AvatarChristie says: 30 comments

    You’re probably right. They did that little thing that stuck out under the windows on the top floor around that time which makes it confusing. My husband knows all about this stuff, but I just like what I like, and I like this one! 😀 I miss Pecan Place.

  4. Avatarzoomey says: 475 comments

    They have to sell this one furnished. Someone spent a lot of time and effort picking pieces that feel like part of the house! What a beauty! A much-loved home.

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  5. AvatarChristie says: 30 comments

    I was thinking that too. It’s just lovely as-is.

  6. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 474 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    The mirrored posts flanking the foot of the staircase are quite novel; I don’t think I’ve seen anything exactly like this before in a residential interior. Maybe on fireplace mantels or built-in buffets, but not staircases. While undoubtedly original, the beveled mirror panels have a vaguely retail feel to them; they’re very unusual. Nobody did Queen Anne quite like Barber!

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  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9794 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    From Chris:

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  8. AvatarMJ Gonzalez says: 15 comments

    Ouch. My jaw hit the table when I saw the magnificent staircase and the wood details. The landing where the stairs split in two took me by a wonderful surprise. The wood trim flows through the house, and it’s just lovely. The home is well cared for. I was disappointed to see she sits across the street from businesses. She should be in a quiet residential area. She is one of my favorites.

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  9. AvatarAnne-Marie Coppen says: 9 comments

    Fabulous home, I like everything about it, especially the kitchen. That is also an amazing collection of antiques.

  10. AvatarLucinda Virginia says: 59 comments

    So many gorgeous things to love about this house. And it may have the first pink painted bathroom I could admire. Richer pink, not quite cranberry. Not the dusty pink of 20-30 years ago. Hats off to the owners, as well as the carpenter/builder/millwork artist who did the woodwork.

  11. Avatarkmmoore says: 292 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    I am obsessed with the exterior color scheme. Beautiful!!!

  12. AvatarVictorianCoder says: 2 comments
    Middletown, NY

    I’ve toured this house. It’s pretty spectacular and well maintained. It deserves a great owner to keep it up. Would be great as a B&B because you could have the attic as your own private suite.

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