1884 Second Empire – Canajoharie, NY

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98 Otsego St, Canajoharie, NY 13317

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  • $149,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3488 Sq Ft
  • 0.57 Ac.
Stunning Italianate in the Village of Canajoharie. This grand home sits proudly atop more than half an acre and has an imposing front entrance. Through the double doors, you're greeted with a spacious hallway & staircase. Pocket doors close off formal living areas w/ 11 foot ceilings, opulent moldings, marble fireplaces & large windows that let sunlight flood in. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms & even more space for an office, library or craft room. The full bath upstairs, w/ clawfoot tub and walk in shower, is enormous. Amazing open attic could be converted into additional living space. Charming carriage barn behind the house. Built in 1884 by James P. Van Evera with his wife Maria & three children, Peter, Mary and Ella Grace. He was President of The Sweet Refrigerator Company.
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Crystal Autumn Kraak, Howard Hanna
(518) 762-8001
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11 Comments on 1884 Second Empire – Canajoharie, NY

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3429 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I’m having a hard time wrapping my brain around some of the stuff happening inside, but this is just filled with amazing potential and I envy the lucky person who’s going to get to restore this yummy 2nd Empire Bricktorian, my very. favorite. style.

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  2. MichaelMichael says: 2670 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Lovely house with a good price. It looks as if it needs the porches, front and side. Maybe there’s an old photo lurrking around somewhere that would help in reconstructing them. I would also re-thing the black color of the frieze/soffit. There is a lot of nice detail there that you can’t see with that color. The nice part about this house is that it’s in move in condition and you could complete one room or project at a time!

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  3. GearGirlGearGirl says: 205 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1909 Victorian
    Scottsdale, AZ

    I *just* drove by this house not 45 minutes ago! I was scouting it and another on Otsego, but the neighborhood looks…meh. And I highly doubt I can get my 40′ pusher up and onto the lot. Might still view it tomorrow, because who knows when I’ll be back in NY again.

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  4. JimHJimH says: 5104 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Street view: https://binged.it/2YSTZMf

    James P. Van Evera (1831-1904), a descendant of an early New York Dutch family, was the president of the Sweet Refrigerator Company. Bio and company ad and profile:
    https://archive.org/details/historyofmontgom00frot/page/197
    https://books.google.com/books?id=2IkTAAAAYAAJ&pg=PT15
    https://books.google.com/books?id=lKM-AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA279

    Canajoharie was a center of early food technology and related industries. The town was long dominated by Beech-Nut, founded and located there until just a few years ago. Canjo is full of restoration opportunities but not a lot of economic activity to support them. This house seems to be in pretty good condition and has interesting surviving detail.

    https://www.newyorkupstate.com/capital-region/2018/01/a_day_in_canajoharie_photo_essay_of_people_places_in_upstate_ny_village.html

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  5. GardenStaterGardenStater says: 255 comments
    1865 Gothic Revival
    Charlotte, NC

    Beautiful! My dad grew up in Canajoharie. (And I might be wrong, but I think it might have been on Otsego Street!) Great house at a great price.

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  6. BrendaBrenda says: 53 comments
    Wells, ME

    That pendant light in picture 21 is worth some money ?

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  7. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 700 comments

    Magnificent house! First thing I’d do is get some paint with primer to tone down those walls!!!

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  8. Just dropping in here to say that as of this morning, this beauty is now mine. I’ve already bought some paint 😉

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