1879 – Ithaca, NY – $330,000

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Added to OHD on 3/4/19   -   Last OHD Update: 3/7/19   -   24 Comments
701-703 Hector St, Ithaca, NY 14850

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  • $330,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3264 Sq Ft
  • 2.2 Ac.
Own a piece of local history & call this stunning Victorian "Home Sweet Home". Put the finishing touches on this three bedroom, 2.5 bath home with in-law or income apt., or realize your dream of a B&B with Innkeeper quarters. Restoration almost complete with an eye for detail. Long circular drive runs behind the house & the 2+ acre lot can be subdivided. Views of the city, inlet & Cornell. Quaint 16x45 shed/chicken coop, dog kennel, compost system & tiered gardens with irrigation system. This home is featured on the exterior of the History Center. Open houses Sundays, March 10 & 17 1-3pm.
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Betsy Loring, Warren Real Estate
(607) 277-2660
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24 Comments on 1879 – Ithaca, NY – $330,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    A blend of Gothic and Stick details.

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    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 293 comments
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      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      Thanks, the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this was, “I wonder if you’d call that gothic?”

  2. Avatarnancy says: 34 comments

    Fabulous kitchen!

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  3. Avatarzoomey says: 501 comments

    I wasn’t expecting much because the exterior looks a bit worn, but the inside is so inviting, and that kitchen is one of the best I’ve seen integrated into a Victorian. I love many of the details and the gracious, spacious feel of the rooms. Whomever designed this house understood how the built environment and human beings interact. I’d hate to live in the cold of Ithaca or pay those NY taxes, but this is a beauty of a house.

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  4. JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
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    The home of James C. Warren (1836-1914), a farmer who had an apple orchard and vineyard here on Vinegar Hill. The eldest child of a prominent minister, Warren worked as a merchant in Cortland before acquiring the farm and building the house. He never married, and his mother and other relatives lived here with him for 30 years. In 1911 Warren became ill and sold the property to his brother for $6000, who immediately sold it to Warham E. Janes for a tidy profit of $2000. Janes raised livestock here at his College View Farm.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I don’t say this all the time but thanks as always for finding the history.

      I always wanted to call my house a name. “Vinegar Hill”?! That might be it. We do have to use vinegar on the back porch due to our elderly dog not making it to the yard some days. 😀

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      • JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
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        That’s funny! Do you have a hill? Vinegar Flats doesn’t sound as good.

        I searched it on Google and found that a bus got stuck on the hill a couple years ago with a choir from Uganda. It was a mess and the cops were all there, so the choir gave an impromptu concert on the side of the road. Smiles all around.

        (You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure)

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  5. AvatarBethany otto says: 2663 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    What a treasure! The old photo shows shutters that I really like, it would be nice to put them back, but if you look closely at the old and new exterior pictures you can see that there was and still is delicious roof cresting on the little side porch!

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  6. SharonSharon says: 408 comments
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    Sedalia, MO

    So many things I love here, and the old photo is a key to shining this diamond. Removing encroaching trees and shrubs and giving it a proper color scheme is a start. The blue is not accentuating the fine architectural details. It also wouldn’t take much to restore the missing upper porch rail above the front entry. Shutters are an option. Also, the older image shows squat decorative posts flanking all the outside stairs. Those are sweet. In one of the new exterior photos, I think you can see a hint of the wrought iron railing on the upper side porch on the right. What a treasure that it’s still there! And that’s all just outside.

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  7. AvatarNatasha Pasternack says: 18 comments

    I always leave the same comment, but I love houses in NYS! Also just my two cents but: you get what you pay for in New York. Taxes may be higher than some other places, but if you fall upon a rainy day, our social services network is extremely strong and our infrastructure is some of the strongest on the east coast. I love New York. Also I’m a social worker, not a rich person. New York is a very liveable state for working people.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Just want to say thanks for being positive about New York. It’s a sure thing someone will say something about taxes, the cold or whatever (not to pick on anyone in particular but it happens nearly every time.) Comments like yours remind me there are those that love their state and keeps me motivated to continue posting homes in places that tend to get picked at.

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      • AvatarNatasha Pasternack says: 1 comments

        Thank you, Kelly! This made my day. My friends and I love your blog and can’t wait to buy homes here (New York State).

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    • AvatarBethany otto says: 2663 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      I appreciate what you said too, because though I’m on the opposite side of the country I get tired of people stereotyping California as being too expensive. It’s only uber expensive in the magnet areas; the rest is quite affordable and our property taxes are moderate.

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      • AvatarDianeEG says: 486 comments
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        1896

        I think any of us in states that have a bad rap appreciate it when others remind of the virtues. I remember when someone suggested Kelly no longer post homes from Illinois because of yada yada yada. Large states have different regions, cultures, expenses, attractions and so forth from top to bottom. I appreciate that Kelly keeps a balance of homes from everywhere.

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    • AvatarJoel Darnel says: 1 comments

      Which small town in NY State would you recommend for a man in his 50″s?

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      • Avatarrini duzanne says: 2 comments

        Dryden or Groton, both less than 15 miles from Ithaca. Library, coffee shops within walking distance of many older homes.

    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1884 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      Plus there’s the STAR [or Enhanced STAR if 65 & income is less than the cap ($85?, 87k?)] program which is a reduction for one’s school tax, and helps those with ordinary incomes. I was an elem. teacher – now retired – and have alwyas lived in various locales (NW Catskills, Mid-Hudson River valley, & Central NY) here, too.
      Thanks for the shout-out for NYS!

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  8. AvatarKeith Sanders says: 104 comments

    Like the basement exit and the opposing stairs in the back yard.

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  9. AvatarKathyC says: 34 comments
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    I grew up in Ithaca, and I miss it dearly! I’d go back in a heartbeat if I could find a job there! That being said, the city is loaded with big old beautiful houses with farms and wilderness within 5 miles outside of town in almost any direction

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    • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1884 comments
      1920 Colonial Revival
      Upstate/Central NY, NY

      Yep, Ithaca is cool! Besides its vibe, the setting is so pretty at the end of Cayuga Lake, along with all of its lovely waterfalls just outside of town. I’m in Utica, and basically the same same thing … any direction you go, you’re out in the countryside within a few minutes. Lots of streams, woods, rolling hills…

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  10. Barbara VBarbara V says: 346 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    Thank you, Kelly, for another lovely New York posting! I must admit, when I saw those upstairs sliding doors, I thought “Oh, no!” It was a pleasant surprise to see that but for a couple of fireplace miscues and the odd bathtub surround, the interior retains its period sensibilities, plus a number of original-looking light fixtures… And, but for that spindly-looking cedar too close to the house, some beautiful shade trees – always a plus!

  11. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1884 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, NY

    Like Barbara, I saw those sliders and thought… “Uh-oh…” But the inside is actually quite nice & appears to be well kept up!

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