c. 1820 – Hilton, NY

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1019 Peck Rd, Hilton, NY 14468

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  • $79,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1416 Sq Ft
  • 1.4 Ac.
Historic Cobblestone rarely available! 3 bed, 1 bath. 1.4 Acres of land for plenty of room to roam. Beautiful front porch. Huge kitchen. Beautiful hardwoods throughout. House needs some TLC and an owner with a vision. Come today!
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Kimberly Jenkins, Howard Hanna
(585) 503-3560
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12404 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    A cobblestone home for under $80k?! Yes, please! I’ve made myself a new rule, any cobbelstone home I come across MUST be posted no matter what! They are just too cool.

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  2. natira121natira121 says: 806 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Is it kosher to put Thompson’s Water Seal, or something along those lines on cobblestones? It’s would sure make all the colors of the stones stand out!

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1060 comments
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      No, it is typically not kosher to coat historic masonry with a sealer. In rare instances it may be OK if the masonry is porous, damaged and actively deteriorating. When it is good condition like the cobblestone seen here, adding a sealer can not only alter the historic appearance of the structure but actually invite deterioration. Here’s a link to a Preservation Brief on the topic from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (scroll down to the section titled “Water-Repellent Coatings and Waterproof Coatings”):

      https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/1-cleaning-water-repellent.htm

      The only alteration I would make to the exterior of this house would be to remove the vinyl (or aluminum) material which has boxed in the eaves (and re-open the enclosed porch!). These cobblestone houses are really beautiful!

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      • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1697 comments
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        1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside
        NC

        Great reply. And the porch was my first thought — axe it. My next chore would be to replace that new fireplace with something appropriate in material and style. Why would they have done that to the eaves? Strange looking. I love cobblestone and fieldstone houses so much! Imagine the time & toil that went into collecting, collating, and applying the stones! The folks in those days were made of stern stuff! I grew up in that general area of the most beautiful part of the world, cheering to see it even in photos at this time of year.

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        • DianeEGDianeEG says: 580 comments
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          1896 Farmhouse W/Swedish roots
          Rural, IL

          Stern stuff indeed! My coming from farm folk, I know fields must have been cleared of rocks before it was planted. And then you must remove the stones/rocks every year from most fields in northern climates because the freeze/thaw pushes them upwards. The rocks can tear up farm machinery pretty quick if not removed. And so, although backbreaking work it was probably a necessity and put to good use. Most all of my garden beds are ringed with beautiful rocks we have gathered from the fields over the years. A great project to involve grandchildren who all have some inner need to collect pretty little rocks. At any rate, an awesome home and could be stunning with some research and back dating.

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      • says: 6 comments

        Well said. Thank you.

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  3. Angie boldly going nowhereAngie boldly going nowhere says: 756 comments
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    Wow! A cobblestone house!! Don’t recall having encountered one before (only been here since March 2018), but, hey, I like it just the way it is. Most impressive. So much talent by those who built this house. I not only admire old houses, I admire those who built them. What back-breaking work it must have been to create this gem! I’m delighted that you will post all the cobblestone houses you come across, Kelly. A great idea!

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  4. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12404 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Has had your basic HGTV update….
    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1019-Peck-Rd-Hilton-NY-14468/30997963_zpid/

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1060 comments
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      That’s very disappointing. The house had so much potential and now mediocrity is all but assured for the near foreseeable future. The flippers not only covered up nice oak floors in favor of vinyl planks but also left two of the most visually disturbing alterations — the enclosed porches and enshrouded entablature / cornices. They left the ugly baseboard heat, too! A very superficial and “decorative” flip… if you haven’t killed your television yet, it is way past time to do so.

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