1901 – Rome, NY

Details below are from February 2019, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 2/23/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   36 Comments
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913 N George St, Rome, NY 13440

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  • $118,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3208 Sq Ft
  • 0.2 Ac.
An abundance of charm and classic Victorian character in this 5 bedroom home. Elegant front foyer & staircase, hardwood flooring, sunlit den, second floor bonus room. Bring your imagination & make this home beautiful again.
Contact Information
Karen Novak, Coldwell Banker Faith Properties
(315) 735-2222 / 315.941.1717
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36 Comments on 1901 – Rome, NY

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  1. DJZ says: 206 comments

    I want to buy this house just so I can restore that staircase and the woodwork. The wood floors are absolutely gorgeous! I think with some striped painted, striped wallpaper, new paint, remove the carpeting and lament flooring and a few upgrades this house will shine beautifully.

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    • Karen says: 9 comments

      Dear DJZ,
      Please, contact me if you’d like to take a look at this gem. Karen Novak 315 941 1717.

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      • RosewaterRosewater says: 6216 comments
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        1875 Italianate cottage
        Noblesville, IN

        Nice job on the listing Karen. You are my hero for including that great attic shot! 🙂 You can always tell when a seller has chosen the correct agent to market their antique home. Folks who want to buy an old house want to see all and more of the things you have so wisely featured in you listing pics. Since many people do their own searching on-line, (even when working with an agent), it is so smart to include images of as many great antique details as is possible. Well done!

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        • Karen Novak says: 9 comments

          Dear Rosewater,
          Thank you for the nice compliments on my work. I have represented and sold numerous beautiful and historically significant homes in the area and always have been rewarded with great satisfaction when working with buyers who have the vision and love for the old homes. I hope someone who has deep appreciation for the historical N George area lands this home and turns it into the beauty that is just below the surface.

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  2. Jamesthegood says: 89 comments

    Nice but thought the along part of the handrail looked like a window flower box when standing below. It’s different, and wonder if this was supposed to have something else there with it or not? Lots of possibilities for this lovely lady.

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    • Karen Novak says: 9 comments

      Dear Jamesthegood,
      Upon examining that ‘flower box’ feature in the center hall, you may be right. It may have been a box for house plants. That would make sense, however it has been boxed in and covered. Treasures may lay awaiting to be discovered.

    • Michaeljoe62Michaeljoe62 says: 43 comments
      1941 Cape Cod
      IN

      James, I agree the top does look unbalanced compared to the side railing. It may have been an architectural choice, and I do see from the shot down the stairs that the top is now closed…but it could be possible it might have originally been a type of flower box – a fernery (ferns, ivy, other low-light plants popular with Victorians). In which case, it would have had a lead or galvanized liner. Would be fun to find out!

  3. Karen says: 28 comments

    I could move right in as is.

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  4. dkzody says: 260 comments

    The neighborhood is fabulous.

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  5. Dan says: 29 comments

    Wow, a whole lot of house for the price!

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  6. Eric says: 379 comments

    Wow talk about serious crown mouldings. I don’t complain about painted wood but in this case I would have to strip the woodwork because it’s obviously high quality, extravagant woodwork.

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  7. GearGirlGearGirl says: 164 comments
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    Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

    I’ve toured this house with the realtor Karen and I absolutely LOVE it! First comment is dead on. I’m just having trouble finding a reasonable contractor. I’m hoping if I can’t make this happen, another old house enthusiast will treat it right, so I requested it be added to this site ?

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    • Charlotte A Dion says: 1 comments

      What do you mean by a “reasonable contractor”? Is the issue price or capability?

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      • GearGirlGearGirl says: 164 comments
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        Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

        Price! Bids were about double what they should have been. I’ve flipped houses and also had custom work done on several, the bids I got for this one were off the charts. Plus it took a couple of weeks to even get those bids. I don’t think the contractors are hungry for work. I’m away from home right now but when I get back I’m considering locating contractors willing to go to NY to do the job. It would literally cost less to do it that way.

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  8. DianeEGDianeEG says: 552 comments
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    1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
    Rural, IL

    You’ve had to live with an old narrow garage to understand why there are pieces of carpet nailed to the side of the garage door frame at the exact height of side mirrors. Pretty smart idea.

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  9. GearGirlGearGirl says: 164 comments
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    Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

    Also, the house is in the historic part of town but not yet on the register. The new mayor is working to get the area on the register though!

    This house, with a couple of mods, would be like a mini Stephen King house! I’d personally remove the detached garage and have a porte cochere added to the side where the little side porch is.

  10. JimHJimH says: 5003 comments
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    This is a wonderful house, built in 1901 for butcher and meat market owner William T. Binks Jr. (1862-1945). Binks’ father of the same name brought his wife to the area from England in 1854, and they raised their large family on a local farm. The Binks Meat Market was a fixture in downtown Rome for decades – “Try our Home-made Bologna and Frankfurters.” Binks Jr. was also involved in Republican politics, and was appointed Postmaster in the 1930’s.

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    • GearGirlGearGirl says: 164 comments
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      Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

      Do you have any pics of original interior or exterior? I’d love to see!!

      • JimHJimH says: 5003 comments
        OHD Supporter

        I didn’t see any but I’m not local. I imagine it didn’t look too much different except the entry wasn’t screened in. It had a lighter paint job a few years back.
        https://cris.parks.ny.gov

        I’d leave the cute little garage and side driveway. I doubt you could get a permit for a front drive anyway – too close to the corner.

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  11. Brendan says: 81 comments

    Hi Karen Novak – I’m surprised it hasn’t been asked yet….what are the taxes per year?

    • GearGirlGearGirl says: 164 comments
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      Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

      Right around $7500 per year. Once the house is on the register, supposedly there will be some tax credits! There is also a program that reduces the tax for full time residents, I think, for those who qualify. Karen would know more.

    • karen novak says: 9 comments

      Hi Brendan
      the taxes as GearGirl stated are $7500 with an approximate $600 exemption for STAR if you owner occupy the home.

  12. Karen says: 1015 comments

    I think all I’d do to the house is “down date” the kitchen so it looks more Victorian, and strip the painted woodwork. That’s just cosmetic stuff particular to me. I love the entry, and the flooring. And I’ve always wanted a walk up attic! We had so much fun in my best friend’s, as little girls!

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  13. Eileen Munson says: 9 comments

    Wow so many amazing details. Just LOVE it.

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  14. Karen Novak says: 9 comments

    Thanks Eileen Munson!

  15. Love the old attic…

  16. GearGirlGearGirl says: 164 comments
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    Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

    Excited to see this one pending! I hope the new owner gives it the love it deserves ☺️

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