Greek Revival in Interlaken, NY

Added to OHD on 12/9/19   -   Last OHD Update: 9/9/20   -   18 Comments
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3643 Cayuga St, Interlaken, NY 14847

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  • $15,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 1342 Sq Ft
  • 0.37 Ac.
1890's Greek revival in need of full rehab. Located in the Village of Interlaken on nice lot. 3 Bedrooms. Loads of potential.
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Stacey Parrish, Cabins to Castles
(607) 535-2586
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18 Comments on Greek Revival in Interlaken, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12143 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    My heart can’t take this one. The exterior design and interior woodwork says it’s a bit older, 1840’s to the 1850’s, maybe even early 1860’s (perhaps the “6” was accidentally inverted.)

  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5428 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    This house is not likely to have been built much later than about 1850 and by that time the Greek Revival style was so common it was being called the “National Style” because its popularity covered all geographical regions of the growing United States. A few Greek Revivals were even built on the West Coast in the pioneer era. This small cottage size Greek Revival style home has the most common characteristics of the style. The “L” shaped form with a side porch was very common type as well. In summary, this amazingly intact first half of the 19th century home would not take too much to look exactly as it did originally. Assuming the main need is for a sound new roof, at this modest price perhaps even a first time old house buyer/restorer could handle a project of this scale. No matter who the buyer is, I would kindly ask that the original six (panes) over six windows on the first floor should be retained and any missing panes replaced with antique glass. Please do not remove or cover up the wide plank floors. In many ways, this is almost a time capsule house and should be treated as such. (and not excessively modernized)

    • MichaelMichael says: 2853 comments
      1979 That 70's show
      Otis Orchards, WA

      That wide plank flooring will look stunning when properly restored! Thank you, John! The details on the trim, outside as well as inside are beautiful!

  3. MikeMike says: 375 comments
    1886 Queen Anne

    I agree with you on the date, and the reaction…I don’t understand why more people aren’t interested in restoring these old houses. There is a big old Victorian (with a tower, even!) a block south of us that has been vacant for nearly 10 years; my wife is scared to death that I will break down and buy it just to try and save it. At least two couples I know have looked at it, and then decided to buy newer Styrofoam houses in a suburb… ๐Ÿ™

    • BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Well at least they bought what they wanted in the first place instead of ruining the house near you by trying to make it what they wanted.

      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1046 comments
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        Excellent observation… anyone seriously waffling between an antique house in need of work and a move-in-ready suburban styrofoam housing unit is probably not up to the task of respectfully rejuvenating the former. At least the house near Mike still has hope for a thoughtful revival…

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 7149 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Dig that full sized, truncated chimney, shelved out over that window! Those are some SERIOUSLY meaty supporting boards. Yeeeeah.
    That’s a first for me. Gotta love Yankee thrift. Looks like it was later cut off at the roof line and roofed over. Neat that it still exists as such anyway.

    It just occurred to me! That’s not a hole in the floor where once was a grille to allow warm air from below to rise into that upper room. Duh – that would make no sense if there was a stove in the room above. NO – THAT was a hole for the STOVEPIPE from BELOW to extend up into the upper room, and THEN connect into the truncated chimney; warming the upper room directly / indirectly! Hah! Genius! Super duper Yankee thrift! Love it. Heheheh. All that benefit, and using very few bricks to achieve the appearance of a substantial chimney from without. So rad.

  5. Sandy BSandy B says: 833 comments
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    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    This diminutive example of classic Greek revival form sure caught my eye….even has “lie on the belly” windows…!! The scale of the gable trim is wonderful. I would so love to be able to take this gem on. It is a modest size so not as elaborate a project as many we see here, even with roof and foundation work. I agree with the mid-nineteenth-century date. I’ve done research on two early Willamette Valley, OR, like examples dated mid-1850. And I certainly agree with John concerning the windows…!

  6. KathyCKathyC says: 33 comments
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    Used to live near here-beautiful area-wish I was able to take on another project…

  7. JimHJimH says: 5264 comments
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    Just a few miles from the Lodi NY house recently on OHD. The residence of merchant and politician John Richmond Wheeler (1829-1908) from the 1850’s until his death. Possibly the first resident, the state file has a date of 1835, about the earliest one would expect for the style in central New York. Wheeler’s store was on the corner for many years, and he served in official positions including a stint as Secretary of State of New York.
    The village was named Farmerville and Farmer until 1904 when a new railroad was built and a new name was sought to attract summer visitors. Georgianna Wheeler, a schoolteacher and John’s daughter who lived here, had recently been to Europe and suggested the name Interlaken after the town in Switzerland. Appropriate for the Finger Lakes location, the name was adopted.

  8. DijedaDijeda says: 1 comments

    My 1836 home is very similar to this. It has 2 additions on the right side (a kitchen and later a sunroom) but the front of the house looks the same. I have some of the trim that it shows inside still in the house too. I wonder how difficult it would be to copy that and update some of the windows that previous owners have removed the old trim from?

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