Italianate – Elmira, NY

Details below are from July 2019, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 7/21/19   -   Last OHD Update: 8/7/20   -   8 Comments
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1064 College Ave, Elmira, NY 14901

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  • $74,999
  • 9 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 4616 Sq Ft
  • 0.23 Ac.
Check out this unique Victorian mansion, just walking distance to Elmira College. This home features much of the original woodwork and charming details. Original copper ceiling tiles in the dining room, 5 fireplaces throughout, and many windows updated. Potential to turn into a multi-family home. Built in 1890, this historic property has tons of potential. School size boiler (2000) and new roof in 2007. Sold as is.
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Graydon Locey, Finger Lakes Estates
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8 Comments on Italianate – Elmira, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12204 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Build date on record is 1890 but I’d say this is more 1870’s.

    Why do I post so many NY homes? New York had huge growth during the heyday of architecture. The last 7 days alone had nearly 500 new listings for New York while Kansas 55, North Carolina 71, Indiana 197, Kentucky 56, Tennessee 70, South Carolina 36…you get the idea. There’s a larger variety in New York than most other states means more to chose from and many have some toe curling details that must be shared. 🙂

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  2. “toe curling details”..LOL

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  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5527 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    The origins of this Elmira house were surely rooted in the 1870’s era. It was also a home where money was spent on quality details like the marble mantels and fine staircase. I’m wondering about the ornamental iron door surround seen in one photo? Perhaps the house was student or other lower priced apartment style housing and someone added the iron entry inside for added security. Some elbow grease/sweat equity could do much to bring this house back to its 19th century roots.

    As for NY communities having more old house examples…it was an early settled region of our country and became industrialized during the major growth period of the Industrial Revolution. New York City has long been the dominant east coast city but much of the southern to western areas of the Empire State still have towns and cities with large collections of period homes. I am surprised, Kelly, to see the spike in old house listings in Indiana.(?) A bit of an anomaly? Then there are many places where old houses, especially those needing substantial work, never make it to the MLS real estate listings. They’re the kind of faded houses that may have been vacant or even abandoned for years and to track down the legal owner takes some diligent detective work. Often such houses mean little to the current owners and in such cases a reasonable offer made could result in a sale. But New York is also a very populous state so the higher listing numbers aren’t surprising.

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    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      I thought that, from prior discussions, there was a general opinion that Indiana was losing a lot of its (particularly rural) population, as were various other states in that part of the country, and that this was resulting in a fairly large number of houses being put up for sale at very deflated prices. Is this correct and the reason why Indiana may have so many old houses for sale, particularly in rural areas?

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5527 comments
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        1897 Queen Anne Colonial
        Cadiz, OH

        I can’t confirm that with absolute certainty, AJ. Indiana is a state like many of its Midwestern neighbors; it was an industrialized state that now is in the post industrial era. It is also an agrarian state with innumerable family farms but smaller scale farming is increasingly difficult to make a decent living off of these days. Winters can be cold in Indiana but locals I’ve spoken to almost universally have positive things to say about living in Hoosierland. Prices for homes vary considerably as well, with smaller towns often having the lowest prices and best values.

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        • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 375 comments
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          1850 Italianate, classical
          New Haven, CT

          Thanks for answering, John–that information was very helpful in clarifying how things seem to be!
          AJ Davis

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  4. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1053 comments
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    1947 Ranch
    OR

    Gobs of potential in this one. Not too much to undo. The bricks (and whatever else on the other FP) above the mantle must surely be in place of an original mirror.
    Still could be a beautiful home with some elbow grease and a bit of $$.

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  5. RyanRyan says: 69 comments
    1860 Greek Revival
    NY

    Because it’s become so depressed lately you can get some great bargains like this in Elmira and the surrounding areas. This one looks to be quite solid.

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