1876 Gothic Revival – Oxford, NY

Added to OHD on 9/30/19   -   Last OHD Update: 7/27/20   -   47 Comments
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3 Greene St, Oxford, NY 13830

  • $169,900
  • 7 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 5200 Sq Ft
  • 4.31 Ac.
WHAT A GEM...boasting 6,000 sq.ft (ext. msmt)., 7BR, 3 baths. Beautiful crown moldings, pocket doors, open curved stairway, formal diningroom, butler's pantry. Parlor, formal sitting room, beautiful chandeliers throughout,, 3 Fireplaces (decorative), soooo much more. Original part of home was built in 1876, with an addition added in 2010, (master BR, bath, laundry, pet room with wash facility and garage.). This part has radiant heat, original portion has GFHA heat. This home has so much charm and history. PLUS it is on a 4.31 acre parcel. New addition needs completion, and some rooms need painting. OTHER ROOMS, 'Butler Pantry, Food Pantry, Front Hall, Upstairs hall. HOME HAS GENERATOR. This is an Estate, home being sold as is. Home Inspection for Buyers information.
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Ronnie Beckwith, Northeast Realty
(607) 334-3344
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47 Comments on 1876 Gothic Revival – Oxford, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11873 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This is a reader share.

  2. Heidi says: 149 comments

    I wanna buy this and become the crazy cat woman….except I have corgis, so that instead. And all the kids will dare each other to ring my doorbell at Halloween. This house is awesome. It unleashes my imagination

    • Zann says: 521 comments

      You completely stole my doorbell comment, how dare you, and what were the chances?

      Also, being a crazy corgi lady is way cooler. You could be that elegant kind of creepy woman who wears a strand of pearls and has that Bette Davis stare. You made the best choice.

  3. NonaKNonaK says: 250 comments
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    Austin, TX

    The chandeliers are lovely.

  4. Jennifer HTJennifer HT says: 747 comments
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    Anthem, AZ

    Yay glad this one made the home page. I adore it! I would probably close that opened wall back up, slap some new paint where they have made some repairs, and be quite happy. It does say being sold as is, so of course check all the major stuff out. I can’t tell if the roof is slate or needs replacing. It is a great house!

  5. RossRoss says: 2411 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Oh my!

    This is a heart-stopping beauty!

    And just think how extraordinary the exterior would be in period-correct colors.

    I am also amazed that the tower finial has managed to survive.

    But I am gobsmacked that the crystal chandeliers MAY be the original (gas) fixtures. Treasures beyond compare!

    Wow. Wow. WOW!

  6. Mitchell Cantor says: 6 comments

    I love this house. It is wonderful. Its a time capsule house. I can be the crazy old cat man. All it needs is a pipe organ at the top of the stairs.

  7. jillieD says: 95 comments

    Hokey Smokes, Bullwinkle!!!

  8. Karen I says: 171 comments

    Graceful staircase.

  9. julie A.julie A. says: 147 comments
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    1914 foursquare farmhouse
    New Germany, MN

    i would buy it for the chandeliers alone!! it’s a beauty for sure!

  10. Derek says: 30 comments

    I’d love to have this house in October and dress it up for Halloween. Would make a very spooky house.

  11. Signe Johnson - Grandeur Restorations says: 44 comments

    Why are they always in NY? I love, love, love this place but could never relocate that far.

  12. JimHJimH says: 5103 comments
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    Designed by Binghamton NY architect Truman I. Lacey, and built for merchant Ward Vanderlyn (1829-1906). It’s wonderful that the stair and a lot of original trim is intact. Impressive as is but it could be spectacular restored and carefully decorated to that moment in time!

  13. hearsetrax says: 231 comments

    It just screams : “add crazy old cat person and pull out all the things that make Halloween xtra special jejejeje

    (retired 60s hearse or 70s Chevy suburban 3 door ambulance optional)

  14. Laura S says: 20 comments

    My own Collinwood! Love this one!❤️

  15. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 240 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Beautiful Victorian and acreage at an affordable price! What’s not to love!? They already call me the crazy animal lover so along with the crazy corgi lady and the crazy cat man I will be the crazy animal rescuer! I absolutely love the curved stairway. I am thinking of Thomas Kincade and how beautiful he would have painted this home in a painting. Can you imagine this beauty decked out in Christmas finery!???????????

  16. OurPhillyRowOurPhillyRow says: 101 comments
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    1852 Greek Revival Rowhouse
    Philadelphia, PA

    No street view? Is there such a place in North America without street view?

    I have come to believe that the 1860’s and 70’s are my absolute favorite decades for old houses. It seems almost nothing built during these two decades fails to make my heart go thump, thump. This house is especially delicious. The exaggerated window and door casings, the light fixtures, the sweeping staircase, and overall grandness of the main floor. I couldn’t justify the taxes, and I would never have a need for such a large house, but one can dream.

  17. Jennifer Wirt says: 2 comments

    This is not typically my kind of house but it speaks to me. I love the old stove and all the beautiful details. I even like the wall paper. Love love love this house

  18. Zann says: 521 comments

    I find myself in desperate need of this house. I will spend the night (and try to survive) like the sinister lawyer tells me I need to or any other Scooby Doo plot that is required to own it.

    I have two Hocus Pocus costumes already, so I could be Winifred or Sarah whenever I want, not just for Halloween.

    I could sit upstairs with a lit candle in the attic window as shown in the last photograph. I could slap a seance table up there like Sarah Winchester. Whatever society demanded of me, I would do it. Just let me have this house.

  19. Abby says: 40 comments

    I’m LOVING these amazing reader shares! Now I just need to pick up my life and move it to NY, somehow convincing my husband along the way. My Husky has already agreed to go! That staircase has to be the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. It had me at hello!

  20. Navy Nurse says: 22 comments

    I keep falling in love with these houses in upstate NY and New England and then I see the taxes. yikes, they are a mortgage in themselves.

  21. CindyCindy says: 259 comments
    1866 Italianate/Queen Anne
    Brunswick, MO

    I love this house, I could see myself living in this one.

  22. Karl says: 1 comments

    I too am heavily in lust with this home, were I a wealthy man, this home would be sold as we speak. I have collected and restored old cut glass chandeliers for 30+ years. So this home was built for me! LOL

    That being said has anyone noticed the taxes doubled in one year? Nothing really changed in the assessment either. That stops me cold in my tracks.

    The romantic in me says “damn the torpedos and full speed ahead. The practical one is slamming on the brakes!!!

    • PhillipPhillip says: 265 comments
      1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

      so oftentimes the story on that type of situation is that the house went from being homesteaded to not homesteaded. Here in Bham where I live that will double your taxes

    • bathrickbathrick says: 44 comments

      New York has a bad habit if reassessing a property on transfer – and the assessment often has no relationship to the actual value. I purchased a small house fifteen years ago near Cooperstown. Taxes were assessed at $800/year for the previous owner. She owned it for 8 years. when I bought it, budgeting for $800 taxes, the town reassessed the property and the taxes went to $1800. I paid $24,000 for it. They assessed it for $56,000 the same year.

      New York taxes and taxation system sux.

  23. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 456 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    Alright folks, does anyone know what an easement costs the grantor in New York State? I wonder how much a facade and limited interior easements would reduce the taxes on a home like this? In some states, the reduction is impressive, but the lawyer and easement management costs can be high.

  24. Amy P. says: 228 comments

    I LOVE this house!!! Would not want to live New York though. Wish they had some like this in Texas!

  25. Michael Mackin says: 2664 comments

    Such a stunning house but I’m with Ross on the paint colors on the exterior. This is the kind of house that makes me want to grab a brush and start painting!

  26. JimHJimH says: 5103 comments
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    The fairly awesome intact 1930’s bath with large tile, glass block(?) and chrome mirror is a bonus!

  27. Charlotte Wrinkle says: 4 comments

    The taxes on this one were relatively cheap, only $2918 last year, according to Trulia

  28. says: 4 comments

    I wonder what the 4 acres looks like would love to fix that up, great bones!

  29. hillhousehillhouse says: 78 comments
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    1899 Stick
    Bluefield, WV

    Having a Rip van Winkle moment here. This just popped up as a 4/14/19 update, last comment before this present one 6/13/2018??? That said–I urge Kelly to add to her gentle rules one that requires a picture from the tower of any tower house—and this one is from the very tip top!! Be still, my heart!

  30. JoeJoe says: 748 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    Although this is a dream house, why does the agent list so many features in the description that are not in the pictures? I want pictures of it all. I want to see closeups on detailing. The addition is absent from the photos makes me imagine negative things about it. Why, why, why no pictures of all of the rooms. Sorry for the why-ning, but I think that the presentation is not up to the property.

  31. BethHBethH says: 234 comments
    1999 Dutchess County, NY

    The old comments on this one are great – all the crazy corgi and cat people…

    While this isn’t my usual type of house (give me a frou-frou, bedecked & bedazzled Queen Anne any day!), it seems to have great bones and SO much room!! That picture with the wall that’s been chopped into threw me, though – thought I was looking at a mirror or something at first and it took a moment to wrap my head around what I was seeing.

  32. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11873 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Back on the market after being off for a short while (not flipped/sold.) Lower price, updated and moved to the front page. Comments above may be older.

    • Hi,
      I absolutely love getting these listings! Would you happen to know of a place like this with some acreage yet not in NY?
      Thank you sooo much! Cristi

      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11873 comments

        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Not off the top of my head but you can use the search on the sidebar to look (if you are on mobile, scroll toward the bottom, look for the drop downs.)

  33. PhillipPhillip says: 265 comments
    1910 Tudor/craftsman mix

    so much house and land for the money, that stairwell has the most gorgeous curve. I can’t help but think of Don Knotts and that movie THE GHOST AND MR CHICKEN when I look at this. I would for sure want to see this with all that trim stripped. Wow would that be gorgeous.

  34. cardstackercardstacker says: 70 comments
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    At the very top someone said something about kids being afraid to ring the doorbell and that this house unleashes the imagination — just what I was thinking. It’s amazing the power of architecture, don’t you think? It can really make every day a thrill for those of us who are awake to it. I would move to NY for this……

  35. MichaelMichael says: 2664 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The house has great curb appeal. Just imagine how fantastic it would look with a period correct color scheme! It would be nice to see more pictures of this beauty!

  36. The CountThe Count says: 4 comments
    Weston, FL

    Hmmmmmmmm… interesting, and interested

  37. mthree145yahoo-commthree145yahoo-com says: 1 comments
    1960 Ranch

    Old house porn gets me everytime!

  38. GearGirlGearGirl says: 205 comments
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    1909 Victorian
    Scottsdale, AZ

    SHUT. UP.

    This house finally has a potential buyer?! I’ve had my eye on it for a while, kept hoping the owner would come down on the price 😁

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