c. 1820 – Geneva, NY

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475 S Main St, Geneva, NY 14456

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  • $299,500
  • 5 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3776 Sq Ft
Beautiful historic South Main Street row house located in the City of Geneva. This three story brick single family home has 11 total rooms including 5 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, and a partly finished walk out lower level. The home has Stunning views of Seneca Lake from every floor, original natural woodwork, hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, terraced gardens and off street parking. Located in walking distance to downtown Geneva, Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Seneca Lake.
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Matthew Parrott, Coldwell Banker Parrott-Venuti Real
(315) 789-6768
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21 Comments on c. 1820 – Geneva, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The street view, linked up top, shows a less ice cream exterior paint for the homes than the listing photos show.

    The view is fantastic, the street is fantastic, I was waiting for it to go into pending status while I was working on the post. 😀

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    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1169 comments
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      1875 Limestone house
      Langeais, Loire Valley,

      If you check out older streetviews, the house colors are as vivid (pink one and olive one), but it’s less sunny. I think on the latest 2016 streetview there’s so much sun that the facade looks almost white. Or maybe it was repainted later because the cream-colored bump-out on the agent’s pics looks not as in good condition on the streetview.

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  2. StevenFStevenF says: 785 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    This place is amazing. The rooms seem unusually large and sunny for a row house. In fact the master bathroom looks almost too big….the shower and sink seem to shrink into near obscurity because the room is so big. I’ve always wanted one of those cupolas to vent heat out of the house in summer. Of course, getting up there to open and close the window might be difficult, but the concept of convection cooling by allowing heat to escape upwards through the roof in the summer seems like a no-brainer.

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  3. Nancy CNancy C says: 133 comments
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    abuts historic village Old Salem, NC

    Living in a townhouse is great, but mine not QUITE this posh! This is really a dream house inside and out, upstairs and down. And and the rear views are outstanding. A lovely post . . . Thanks.

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  4. Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1700 comments
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    1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
    NC

    Family friends lived a bit farther up the street in one of these houses & we visited frequently. They are as large as the photos look, big front hallways, big double parlors, often a sunroom overlooking the lake. They were elegant & adult, not painted cheery nursery colors, very livable homes for families of all sizes.

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  5. r myers says: 23 comments

    Very nice home. But an elevator would make it better. 🙂

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  6. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1031 comments
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    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    I love townhouses that look like after-dinner mints!

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  7. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 450 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    A lovely house, but just about as far from 1820 as it could possibly be. Perhaps the early house on the right, with its carriage pass through, is what this row looked like before the remodeling. It is now nearly pure Second Empire with the addition of the third floor and the wonderful Victorian staircase. Some of the mantels appear later still, but this home was defiantly updated in the later nineteenth century, perhaps 1865-1875.

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  8. Zann says: 517 comments

    I do love this house, and something about it reminds me of the Darling house in Peter Pan in a weird way, but….. there is a boarded up house on the street view, same side of the street, only a few doors down that I think I just fell in love with a little.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      This one? https://goo.gl/maps/Rhiyoa7oijn

      The street has a bunch of amazing homes but exterior brick has been painted which sometimes is unfortunate. But the street view one I linked to shows just how gorgeous unpainted brick can be.

      It says “B.P.O. ELKS No. 1054” above the door.

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  9. Karen says: 1210 comments

    Something strikes me as European about these row houses. They are so rare in Western NY! If you ever get to Albany there are some wonderful streets with row houses that are, I think, older than these. And, there are streets of some row houses that are not so wonderful looking, and are either boarded up, or look as if they are not too far from that state.
    I just love this house! As usual, I have to change a few things. I’d rip out that kitchen and put in something that at least looks antique! And, rip out the carpet, and if there isn’t more of that wonderful hardwood under there, I’d lay it down. And, I’d do some research, and paint the walls with colors a prosperous fur trader or merchant of the 1820’s would have used-or, period appropriate wall paper. The fronts of these row houses look old, but the lake sides look too modern. Still, I like the views of the lake.

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  10. FG says: 69 comments

    I remember seeing these a couple years ago from the lake side and wondering what they were like – the lake facing sunrooms especially.

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  11. NonaKNonaK says: 265 comments
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    Austin, TX

    I could spend a long time in the tub with a glass of wine admiring the view. 🙂

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    • donnag0919donnag0919 says: 15 comments
      1920 4x4
      Iowa City, IA

      I’m with you, NonaK! Although I might have to put in window treatments that I could lower just until I got in the tub. Wouldn’t want to scare the neighbors!

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  12. LIn says: 60 comments

    Located in the most beautiful part of NY state with the five finger lakes. I grew up in this area and The Collage is very impressive they are know for Rugby. How ever the taxs in NY will kill you

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  13. Melody says: 501 comments

    This poor place needs to be brought back to it’s posh glory!
    First, the water leaks need to be stopped. Hopefully there isn’t significant water damage inside the walls.

    I don’t know if I really like the bathroom having the view. It sure looks like it was a later addition, with that window frame in the bedroom. I think I’d rather spend evenings looking out over the lake from a chair or my bed, rather than the bathtub. I like a decent sized bathroom, but it doesn’t need to outsize the bedroom.

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  14. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12216 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted last year, price reduced. I’m amazed this is still on the market, it’s a fabulous property! Moved to the front page, comments above are older.

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    • LadyTexasLadyTexas says: 196 comments
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      1979 Traditional
      Plano, TX

      I thought I recognized it. It seems like there must be a catch for this much square footage with that fabulous view for such a small price. ??? Beautiful home.

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  15. CarebearCarebear says: 1210 comments
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    I remember this street. I’m really surprised this hasn’t sold yet.

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