c. 1850 – Cobleskill, NY – $225,000

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Added to OHD on 4/9/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/9/19   -   14 Comments
439 Lawyersville Rd, Cobleskill, NY 12043

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  • $225,000
  • 10 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 4500 Sq Ft
  • 5.35 Ac.
Circa. 1850 Victorian 10 bedroom 4 bath home.2 car garage detached. Plus a 2 bedroom 1 bath house, excellent in-law or rental. 5 level usable cleared acres with mountain views. Bring your ideas to this charming home. It could make a wonderful gentleman's hobby farm with caretaker house or home based business, great B&B potential. 5 acres of cleared land excellent for horses. Most of the house has been updated with fire rated sheet rock and insulation. New electric service, plumbing, new well lines and pump. Close to Sharon Springs and Cooperstown. Cobleskill Richmondville Schools. Easy commute to Capital area.
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Tammy Putnam, Better Spaces Realty
(845) 450-0442
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14 Comments on c. 1850 – Cobleskill, NY – $225,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10079 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    There’s a different set of listing photos on Zillow: link.

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  2. JulieJulie says: 286 comments

    Poor old gal, she must have been quite the looker in her day! Hopefully our resident house-history people will find some old photos.

    Houses like this always make me wish I’d win the lottery.

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  3. AvatarCarolyn says: 255 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    There is such a disconnect between that elaborate pillared doorway and the plainness of the rest of the house. I feel like they slipped in pictures of a room from a much different house. And then there’s that chandelier…… I’m baffled!

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 4410 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Double pillared doorway no less! 😉 That’s a first, (as is). The only (possibly) rational reason to do that seems to be to accommodate a VERY thick wall; which, considering the subject, this rather slight frame house, is not a seemingly possible reason. My guess is that some naive person way back when had that detail, as well as the bay and current porch, added to fancy the place up a bit. A compound colonnette or pier feature like that is sometimes seen in very classical, very grand, very substantial, homes: accordingly it feels very inauthentic here, (if in fact that is what they were after – otherwise it may be one of Ross’s aliens). Cant imagine the annoyance of having to rip out and re-do that made wider wall to take it down to just one; but that does need to happen. The good news being that you’ll have the identical unit to install elsewhere. Doing that, and maybe adding a flanking bay to the front, would go a long way to making this nice, frame, farm house make much better design sense.

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      • PaulPaul says: 57 comments
        Arlington, VA

        They are not double pillars. If you look closely to the 1st photo of the columns, you will see one set isn’t attached to the ceiling and to the right in the same photo, there are some cut lath still attached. One set was someplace else in the house and moved. 🙁 At least it’s still in the house.

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    • AvatarBethany otto says: 2584 comments
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      Escondido, CA

      Exactly my thoughts!

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    • JimHJimH says: 4115 comments
      OHD Supporter

      The columned units were apparently salvaged from another building and (almost) installed here. It’s about 3″ short of the ceiling, and doubling them up is just odd. It would be fun to do something with them, elsewhere.

      The farm of Peter Stall (born Petrus Stähl 1791-1875) and later his son Henry who farmed about 250 acres here. Henry A. Stall was a colonel in the New York Militia and longtime Supervisor of the Town of Seward.

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  4. AvatarLaurie says: 1 comments

    As per the photos on Zillow, it appears that this was some sort of hotel or group home. The bedrooms have room numbers on the doorways.

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  5. AvatarCarol Murray says: 45 comments

    Wow. I thought the exterior was a bit plain but there is something about this house that is awesome. Hope someone sees the potential. The grounds look wonderful. If I was 30 years younger I’d love to make this into a B&B.

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  6. Avatarkate cahill says: 48 comments

    it screams “photo shoot for Anthropologie” to me!! I think I’d leave it exactly as it and wander around the rooms in different outfits to match the divergent decor!

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  7. mschris32mschris32 says: 88 comments

    I am seriously in love with that enamel-top table in the kitchen. It has the original chairs with it…….hard to find!

  8. AvatarFanshaweGirl says: 369 comments

    10 bedrooms! You could raise quite the passel of kids here. Buy up some land, start a farm, put the kids to work. 🙂
    Hard to get a feel of the place, it doesn’t seem to have a set ‘type’. Lots of work to do, but you can live in the little house while working on the big one. Lots of potential for the place.

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  9. AvatarAngie Cutler says: 1 comments

    This looks like heaven. I’d love to restore this house.

  10. Avatarsouthwest guy says: 61 comments

    Looking at the double pillared doorway, it was not in the original design of this farm house. Rosewater your comments are spot on. In looking at the Zillow photos, I feel that the doorway may have been an outside detail on another home. The paint and condition of the finish looks to me that it is weathered. Or it could have been stored where water got to it. The house would be nice restored to its original farm house style.

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