c. 1870 Italianate – Bath, NY

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Added to OHD on 12/17/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   31 Comments
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110 W Washington St, Bath, NY 14810

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  • $289,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4995 Sq Ft
  • 0.92 Ac.
VICTORIAN TREASURE - 2-Story Brick dwelling (Itohqn Style Villa), 5 bedrooms, original woodwork, formal dining and living room, pocket doors, original cast iron kitchen stove, classic enclosed front porch (sun room), some up dating efficiencies but, most of the original architectural details have been retained. New roof and heating boiler. Detached 3-4 car garage (heated) with workshop area. Spacious deep lot. A few minutes from Southern Tier Expressway and Keuka Lake!
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Mike Hanna, Howard Hanna - Howard Hanna Lake Group
(607) 569-2020
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31 Comments on c. 1870 Italianate – Bath, NY

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  1. David Redlands says: 76 comments

    This is a AMAZING house! So much to love…the period lighting is outstanding and the over mantle mirror and Renaissance Revival Bookcase are stunners! That yard and sunroom I can see myself lounging on some great Victorian wicker on a beautiful spring or fall day! and yes there are some things that need to go like the brick fireplace but that’s all cosmetic…Then I see it is in New York all my dreams faded…the high taxes and then to deal with winters( and I could deal with the winters} I just use it part of the year…the same ol story. So disappointing…

    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1042 comments
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      1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

      I feel the same, David. New York has some incredible old houses, but the taxes are exorbitant. I read that NY property taxes were 78 percent higher than most states, but that was years ago.

      • Karen says: 1226 comments

        I live in Niagara County, and we are taxed at a rate higher than Manhattan! And, Manhattan gets most of the power generated by Niagara Falls, which is in our back yard-literaly. So, we have to get our power from elsewhere, which jacks that cost up, too. Living in NY is…interesting.

  2. Sean says: 158 comments

    OK… now here’s my Addams Family House!

    Other than a few poor wallpaper choices, I like their color interior choices too. It seems this house has been in the same family for over 100yrs. It’s a couple houses away from a large high school and that might get tiresome – especially because the side road is a major access point for the school. But this sure is a beauty. Nice big lawn. Still has the cresting on the classic Mansard tower roof. But like many folks here, sure wish the interior woodwork hadn’t been painted. I love that the old iron stove is still part of the house.

    I found a blog post on it from 2014 with a whole bunch of great photos.

    • Karen says: 1226 comments

      Thats a nice blog. I wish she’d kept it up. I like her pictures better than the realtor’s. For one thing, that man at the base of the bannister shows up better! I think the house looks lighter too. In some of the realtor’s photos, the rooms look very dark.

  3. JimHJimH says: 5528 comments
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    The 1873 William B. Shepherd house, built for a hardware merchant and insurance broker. Said to be one of 3 of similar design built that year in Bath, the other 2 in wood – 209 Liberty: https://goo.gl/maps/DKQs9
    Great house, fair price in a pleasant area.

    Crisco in a BIG old can!

  4. Sean says: 158 comments

    Melody, I posted a link in the second comment above to a blog that has more and much better photos, with a few views of the kitchen. The better photos help a lot!

  5. BrendaE says: 74 comments

    Ok, who else scrolled back up to look for the big ol can of Crisco?? 🙂

  6. Sapphy says: 372 comments

    Oh, this one is lovely. I want to buy it just for that wonderful cast iron cook stove in the kitchen, and the fireplace surround and mantle mirror! It seems a bit dark inside, despite the fact that it appears to be sunny outside. With a few cosmetic changes, i could live here!

  7. John Shiflet says: 5637 comments

    Big can of Crisco or not, this is a mansion grade home of the period. That Rococo style over-mantel mirror is one of the finest of its kind, likely made by an top NYC firm. The newel post lamp is the real deal; one (probably original) gas chandelier has the arms turned upside down for electric lighting. Nice Renaissance Revival walnut bookcase as well but it’s probably now gone from the house. On a scale of one to ten with ten being perfect, I’d give this fine former mansion an 8.5 to 9.00 rating. In today’s dollars, it’s probably priced at only a small fraction of what it cost to build for the money back then. I agree with the listing that it could become a Bed & Breakfast if the local economy/tourist trade is adequate. Property taxes may be higher because its in NY state but occasionally, the taxes on individual properties in NY are more reasonable, One would need to verify specifics with local tax authorities.

    • Karen says: 1226 comments

      There are a lot of wineries in the Hammondsport area, and Corning is also a great tourist draw, all year long. Also, there is a lot of deer hunting area, that could tide a bed and breakfast over from late summer to ski season. This area is really a lovely part of NY.

  8. says: 4 comments

    This house is not far from where I live, and I’ve driven past it many times. Behind the house is a school complex, so you can drive along the side of the property to get to the school, and really get a good look. The property is very well-kept, and is even more impressive in person – the kind of house that makes your heart ache.

  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12405 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2015, went off market for a short time and put back on (not sold yet.) Moved to front page, comments above may be older.

  10. Rosewater says: 7392 comments

    Who could forget that super amazing mirror and gasolier! Even through the gloom, it’s obvious they are both of remarkable quality, (lesser DR fixture as well), and most likely original to the house. Woof…

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7392 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Those Cornelius gasoliers are still mind blowingly rad.

      I feel sad that this brilliant house is still for sale.

  11. SueSue says: 540 comments
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    1802 Cape

    That is an enormous high school. Would be perfect if you had high school age children. They could walk to and from and every event you needed to go to is seconds away. Lot’s of traffic for sure. I personally wouldn’t care. Not like it would be all day every day. House is just gorgeous. What fun to have it be a Christmas tour house. Decorate it for it’s period. Have fires in the fireplaces and hot cocoa for your guests.

  12. Clund says: 113 comments

    Ooh, an Italianate! Love them. It has a solarium! Which I also love. I think it’s great that it has the glass panes french doors. But, I have to say the panelled door in the dinning room photo made me look several times. It’s just fantastic.

  13. Gambaccini says: 2524 comments

    I can’t believe that the house still appears to have its original kitchen stove!

    This place has so much potential

    I can’t tell from the photo, is it stucco over brick?

    • JimHJimH says: 5528 comments
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      Paint on brick by all accounts. Fuller & Warren stove from Troy NY.

      Also note the hutch in the office – of the period with an unusual finish matching the dining room doors, probably custom made for Mr. Shepherd.

      3rd generation owner whose family has lived there for about a century.

  14. Joe says: 762 comments

    I love the house and land.
    I would like having the resources that a nearby high school could provide. My instinct would be that, before buying, I would want to see what the traffic patterns are when students are arriving and leaving for the day. I would also like to see it on the day of “THE BIG GAME” type events.
    Although I can’t see a middle school, The primary school is adjacent to that of the high school.

  15. Karen says: 1226 comments

    Bath is in a wonderful area-there are lots of wineries in the Hammondsport area (as well as a lovely lake), and Corning is not far away. If you need to get to Rochester, the 490 (? I think its the 490, maybe the 390) goes right up that way. Chautauqua is just a hour and a half or so away, Pennsylvania isn’t that far either. Its a lovely area of the state. This house…who is the idiot who put it on the market! If I lived here, they’d have to take me out in a body bag! I love it! Even with the school in back, I love it! That mantel, the converted gas fixtures, the old stove in the kitchen (I wonder if you could start a fire in it, in case the power goes out, for heat), this place is just wonderful. I can see, though, why the owner has sheer curtains on the upstairs windows. It looks a bit dark there, but, hey, you sleep in bedrooms, so they should be dark! Love, love, LOVE this house!

  16. Rhea Kamendat says: 147 comments

    Another to add to my favorites list, I love the Italianate style. This one has too many outstanding features to list, but at the top of my list is the parlor with the absolutely fabulous fireplace, ornate mirror and the incredible chandelier. This home has the most beautiful chandeliers & lighting fixtures I’ve ever seen. The original castiron stove in kitchen is incredible! The staircase is also an outstanding feature, you can almost picture yourself ascending at Christmastime in your finest holiday finery, making a grand entrance. I wouldnt change a thing with this lovely, warm and inviting home. I could picture myself living there.

  17. MichaelMichael says: 3168 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Thanks to the owners for saving all the great details in the house! I especially like the kitchen stove and cabinets. The mirror over the fireplace is amazing!

  18. David Sweet says: 257 comments

    I love sooooooooo many things about this house, I’m getting really dizzy. The lighting alone, if nothing else would do it for me! I just LOVE aesthetic movement gasoliers!

  19. CharlestonJohn says: 1090 comments

    That Rococo Revival overmantle mirror is out-of-this-world. Overall, a nice example of a large towered L-form Italianate with plenty of beautiful details.


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