1886 Queen Anne – Fort Plain, NY

Added to OHD on 2/27/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   63 Comments
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7 Waddell Ave, Fort Plain, NY 13339

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  • $87,900
  • Foreclosure
  • 5 Bed
  • 1 full, 2 half Bath
  • 3218 Sq Ft
  • 0.81 Ac.
This is a Fannie Mae Homepath Property! Built in 1886 this Queen Anne Mansion is a registered part of History. You can own this mansion and restore it to it's glory days, come see the incredible woodwork, massive floor plain and elegant staircase, impressive foyers and magnificent formal rooms & dining room with a real walk-in Butler's pantry, featuring pocket doors, stained glass, fireplaces, and solid stoned foundation. Part of the roof is a 2015 50 year Owens Corning roof. EZ 2C anytime, the heat is on!
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Dawn Marie Vann, A-1 R.E.O. Services
(518) 355-1133
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63 Comments on 1886 Queen Anne – Fort Plain, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11885 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I didn’t want to lose the old listing pics, from 2015: https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2015/04/09/1886-queen-anne-fort-plain-ny/

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    • Joni Hamilton says: 17 comments

      I could only dream about having a home like this. It is fabulous. I hope someone buys it and restores it to it’s original state. The built-in’s are incredible.

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6036 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The front doors are really shown in all their glory in those old pix.. Thanks’ for saving! 🙂

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    • Oh how I remember this house. Saved in My Favorites till the end. Just wish I could deal with the snow & taxes. I know and at this price……amazing. Great Victorian! Always loved that Jeweled Chandelier in the entrance and that Black Forest Clock! I hope it finds new owners that love it.

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  2. MJGMJG says: 1706 comments
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    CT

    I want this house so badly.
    The floors. The stained glass. The doors, the woodwork.

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    • Kevin says: 78 comments

      Wow! What a Fabulous interior! And price! Beautiful Aesthetic Movement and Eastlake Details! A nice affordable Gem for some lucky person!

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      • Laurel K says: 5 comments

        Have any of you/us thought of starting an Old House Rehab Club? I have enuf $ to buy ahome like this one,but would run out of funds during restoration! If we could start an orestoration club, buy 1 home a year, transform it, then sell… we’d be saving these gems AND fulfilling our passions! I’m in… anyone else?

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        • montana channing says: 257 comments

          I am buckling on my tool belt right now. when do,we,start?

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          • Laurel says: 5 comments

            Hey… I’m serious! People: would a “group buy” of one of these lovely homes be something you’d be interested in? If so… let’s make this happen! We’ll most likely make some decent $ on this kind of flip job, too.

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            • Carla T says: 2 comments

              Laurel,
              I’m into the idea of an Old House Rehab buy and restore club. Definitely interested in brainstorming the idea.

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              • Laurel says: 5 comments

                Me too, Carla! Maybe the site owner would toss out an email about this idea! I’m sure not ALL subscribers read the posts at the bottom of listings. I’ll email her & see what she says??

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                • MJGMJG says: 1706 comments
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                  CT

                  I’d jump all over that. Problem is, NONE of us would wanna sell it after we fixed it up and would fight about who keeps it LOL

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                  • peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1060 comments
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                    1885 Italianate.
                    MI

                    Is that William Morris wallpaper in old post?? What happened to it? ?
                    Man what an unbelievable house!

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                  • Carla Tonk says: 2 comments

                    For sure! I don’t want to admit it but you’re probably right. I can only imagine the drama and tears when we have to part with our “baby”.

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                    • MJGMJG says: 1706 comments
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                      CT

                      Its very difficult. I had to part with mine after 10 years and it was one of the darkest days of my life. Mine wasn’t foreclosure but a breakup. Still bad when you work so hard on something.

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        • darla says: 133 comments

          I have been wanting to do something like this, but my biggest concern would be the possibility of it not selling when needed. Peoples’ thoughts on this concern?

    • Kevin says: 78 comments

      Wow! What a Fabulous interior! And Price! Good looking exterior as well. Some Victorian inspired colors would do wonders! Great Aesthetic Movement and Eastlake Details with this one! Hope a Victorian enthusiast gets this one!

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    • Colin says: 2 comments

      Yes This is a great house. If you can deal with shutting down areas of the house for heating purposes; this would be a great opportunity.

  3. Debbie says: 10 comments

    I am in love ? the built ins all the woodwork and doors

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  4. JohnnyJohnny says: 1 comments
    1885 Queen Anne
    Sherborn, MA

    I see so many parts of this house that are giving me insight into my own Queen Anne 1885. But he first is the fireplace tile.
    Not sure the best method to share my house but this house shared striking similarities. Been watch the site for some time but this house is giving me some real insight. When you don’t have old pictures a very similar house can work wonders!

    https://ibb.co/v4ft7QJ

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  5. Doreen says: 241 comments

    HOLY FLOCK! And the place hasn’t been stripped, and it’s spotless? How is this a foreclosure? Wowza.

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  6. MichaelMichael says: 2391 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Beautiful house, especially the interior! I have a feeling the porch is not original. It would be nice to see what it may have looked like with the proper porch.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fort_Plain,_N.Y._and_Nelliston._LOC_75694772.jpg

    I did find the house in the picture but it is partially covered.

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  7. Carol Murray says: 85 comments

    Spectacular. Inside and out. Hope someone can make this lovely house a home.

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  8. Susan says: 1 comments

    I, too, would love to purchase this house….what a gem!! WOWIE-wow-wow!!! ???

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  9. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 982 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Houses like this are the perfect retort to those who are quick to defend painted woodwork in Queen Anne houses! Can you imagine how drab it would be if all of this stunning woodwork were painted?! Too bad about the kitchen and bath, but they can be backdated or restored. The rest of the house would certainly make doing so worthwhile!

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  10. Handymam says: 63 comments

    The built ins and that sweet painted ceiling! Oh, so much beautiful unpainted wood! What a beautiful house!

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  11. Danielle says: 8 comments

    So beautiful ?

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  12. Anne Hamilton says: 210 comments

    Man that’s a LOT of beautiful house for a LITTLE money! But I just get coooolllddd looking at it!

  13. Barbara Pennoyer says: 3 comments

    I thnk this house is one of most beautiful that I have seen on old house dreams so far. what a beautiful place!

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  14. Lauren Wall says: 20 comments

    My heart!

  15. Alicia P says: 25 comments

    Just wow. Criminally inexpensive, but it is a distressed part of NY State. Hope someone saves it.

  16. RossRoss says: 2456 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    $88K for THIS?

    THIS?

    Zounds.

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  17. Linda says: 13 comments

    WOW I love this house !! I wish I could move it to another State thou . Lived their most my life NY that is I don’t miss the taxs

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  18. GearGirlGearGirl says: 142 comments
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    Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

    NY taxes are such a dealkiller. If the state were more reasonable tax-wise, I have a feeling these gorgeous old homes wouldn’t fall into disrepair.

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  19. David Sweet says: 285 comments

    What a beautiful home! I am of course, sorry it’s a foreclosure; they always make me sad, but this one is in great shape. Seems like an incredible bargain! If only I were young enough to start over in a different state. Sigh.

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    • darla says: 133 comments

      I am going through that, too. REALLY want an old beauty, but it would be so tough to move to somewhere, where I don’t know anybody. (And then there’s the issue of NY taxes being insane.)

  20. Clay says: 54 comments

    I can’t remember too many cases where people wish to paint woodwork in Queen Anne houses, where fine oak predominates. I object to those who would strip the paint from colonial and colonial revival woodwork, which is usually pine, and is meant to be painted.

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    • MJGMJG says: 1706 comments
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      CT

      Lucky then that you’ve been spared of this visual atrocity. I’ve seen way too many Queen Anne and Shingle Style homes where people opted for a “brighter” interior and painted over wood ceilings and woodwork. Some in all the rooms and some only in portions. Here in CT in my search for a new home, I went into more Queen Anne, Romanesque, Shingle Style and Stick Style homes than I can count and found most of them had been painted to my horror. Actually was a big deterrent for me.
      I do agree that not all wood should be stripped. Especially colonial homes.

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  21. CindyCindy says: 265 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    This is just beautiful, the woodwork, staircase and that entryway for that price. Wish I could move to New York.

    • MJGMJG says: 1706 comments
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      CT

      Lucky then that you’ve been spared of this visual atrocity. I’ve seen way too many Queen Anne and Shingle Style homes where people opted for a “brighter” interior and painted over wood ceilings and woodwork. Some in all the rooms and some only in portions. Here in CT in my search for a new home, I went into more Queen Anne, Romanesque, Shingle Style and Stick Style homes than I can count and found most of them had been painted to my horror. Actually was a big deterrent for me.
      I do agree that not all wood should be stripped. Especially colonial homes.

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  22. Catt says: 5 comments

    I’m sorry, but “opportunity to restore”? All I see is pulling up some carpet and fixing kitchen cabinets and I’m ready to haul in my Furn! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

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    • GearGirlGearGirl says: 142 comments
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      Second Empire, Gothic, Tudor... Scottsdale, AZ

      I think it may have water damage. You can see water staining in one of the staircase photos, and some possible plaster cracking under wallpaper (structural shift?) in the same photo.

      I actually drove by this house back first week of December. The house with the crazy sitting area in the entrance is literally right under this one (take the S curve road down to Main St, that house is on the right beside the gas station).

      https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/87-Main-St-Fort-Plain-NY-13339/31058303_zpid/

      If I could ever locate a reasonably priced contractor in the area, I’d buy one of these gems! But they want tens of thousands of dollars just to repaint the exterior of a house this size – ridiculous!

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  23. Kris Tallon says: 6 comments

    This house is just so beautiful. All the woodwork is stunning. I hope it’s never painted. Someone very lucky w I with deep pockets will make it a home.

  24. Every day I wake up it is a gift from God. I can not wait to see if there are any new listing on OHD. As a little girl I fell in love with a house in Plant City, Florida. I dreamed one day of living in this house. I imagine it looking like this house inside. The outside is completely different. Everyone has dreams, I pray one day they will sell my house, but at this point in my life I would love to just go inside and look!!!!! Girl still dreaming in Florida!!!!

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  25. Marieaux says: 5 comments

    GORGEOUS!!!

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  26. JulieJulie says: 315 comments
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    1997 1 storey contemporary

    Much better inside then I expected – so much to love. Could someone explain what a Fannie Mae Homepath property is please? I left the U.S. 24 years ago and don’t know what it means.

    • JimHJimH says: 4939 comments
      OHD Supporter

      FNMA, called Fannie Mae, is a huge government-backed mortgage insurer. Homepath is a program for selling the many thousands of foreclosed homes they have. Their procedures can be difficult and arbitrary, to say the least.

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  27. Marieaux says: 5 comments

    Government agencies will also sell for pennies on the dollar open to making deals to clear paper. Just ask you never know!!

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  28. Christine Schulze says: 28 comments

    If I could get a partner that was legit down for it, I’d put 50% cash down on her tomorrow. My dream is a big house to putter with every day and maybe even have it on AirBnB as a “Vintage Experience” for one guest/couple at a time to help offset some of the taxes. Maybe have a promotional mystery night a few times a year and give all the tickets to charity. Itd be fun, help a charity, promote the home,create a few write offs..this is just beautiful. Almost perfect..the bathroom situation is why I thought if my dream came true and i lived there, i could only host one booking at a time. I can envision a tea room/garden. Idk,I just love it and my brain is thinking of how to offset some of the cost. Sigh… hopefully somebody is going to have as many years of joy here and love it as much as I would :))

  29. bill whitman says: 257 comments

    wow man, I’m really groovin’ on that stoned foundation.

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