Second Empire – Petersburgh, NY

Added to OHD on 5/6/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   19 Comments
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19537 State Route 22, Petersburgh, NY 12138

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  • $72,900
  • Foreclosure
  • 8 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 5580 Sq Ft
  • 5 Ac.
This is a Fannie Mae Homepath Property that is located at the corner of Dill Brook Rd. This 1839 Mansion is 5,580 Square Feet and features high ceilings, front and rear staircase, 7 Bedrooms, 1.5 baths (but lots of room to add more) A 2bedroom One bath servants quarters in the first floor right section and an outbuilding/office with bathroom in the rear left corner of the FIVE ACRE LOT
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Dawn Marie Vann, A-1 R.E.O. Services
(518) 355-1133
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19 Comments on Second Empire – Petersburgh, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12203 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Eventually you run out of new things to say. Poor house, pitiful house, what I would do…yada yada. Rural, 5 acres and a workshop isn’t bad. The details around the windows, recreating the rest of the missing details on the exterior would be a fun project. Love, love, love those big arched doors.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7266 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      Heheheh. We’re seeing such a remarkable amount of top tier, super interesting, house flesh this spring; it’s almost too much; an embarrassment of riches. Houses that we would have all come together to moon over for a few days in the past now seem to just fly by one after another. I guess one can never have enough great house dopamine. 😉

  2. *insert all the normal descriptives*

    Those doors!!!

  3. CoraCora says: 2074 comments
    OHD Supporter & Moderator

    Clinton, TN

    This appears to be a fantastic deal. Restorers dream. Wonder if any historical photos could be dug up…it sure looks like it belonged to someone important in it’s heyday.

    Those doors are incredible, so glad they survived!

  4. MichaelMichael says: 2948 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The rural setting and the size of the lot are nice. While the house certainly needs work, the price seems to reflect that. I don’t know what home prices are in this area but it would be a concern as the list of things this house needs seem to be long!

  5. ScottScott says: 349 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Ugh. Plastic windows.

    I’ve never seen support posts as part of a grand staircase like that. I can’t tell from the photos if that’s original or a later addition.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5375 comments
    OHD Supporter

    An old map indicates the home of S. Reynolds, probably the Stiles H. Reynolds (1822-1891) who had a prosperous 260 acre farm in Petersburg. The Reynolds family came in the area from Rhode Island in 1780. Stiles and wife Maria Armsby had 9 children, and the farm produced a huge variety of crops and food.
    This area of Rensselaer County is very quiet, close to Vermont and Massachusetts, and not too far from Albany.

  7. dunamovindunamovin says: 179 comments

    Paging Mr. Clean. A good cleaning just to see what is there. Then really good “mad therapy” with a hammer and chisel. If you wish to live in area it’s probably a good deal.

  8. msjeanne28msjeanne28 says: 42 comments
    Palmer, AK

    What do you think that metal support post is for next to the stairs? Wonder if the ceiling is falling? Love the house, but I would never have enough money to fix it 🙁 Looks like someone started and either abandoned it or….says it’s foreclosed.

  9. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1066 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    This would be fun. There are a couple more very old all white empty farm houses down the road. What an interesting area.

  10. sae43351sae43351 says: 23 comments
    1875 Converted Italianate
    Upper Sandusky, OH

    Looks like a later house than 1839, more like 1850s. A similar house in our town (now for sale) had a small house originally that they built the Second Empire house onto the front of, incorporating the small house into the finished mansion.

    The staircase looks more late Victorian than middle century. Nice house but needs lots of money and work.

  11. JulieJulie says: 52 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I’d need to fix up the inside, but there’s a certain creepiness factor to the outside that I kind of appreciate just like it is lol.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3464 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      I adore the outside. It set off mad fantasies which were unfortunately not fulfilled by the interior 🙁

    • brigidbrigid says: 625 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
      Smalltown, OK

      It’s the ‘Edward Hopper’ look. Although he is one of my favorite painters, his house paintings always have that ‘creepiness ‘ in them.

  12. MysticMystic says: 104 comments
    Huntley, IL

    This home could be amazing, and those doors, big project, but it would be worth it.


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