c. 1860 – Penn Yan, NY

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171 Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527

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  • Auction
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  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 3461 Sq Ft
  • 0.41 Ac.
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16 Comments on c. 1860 – Penn Yan, NY

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Visit Hubzu for more details. Realtor.com is showing an old status that may no longer be accurate.

  2. SharonSharon says: 394 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    So bidders don’t see the interior they are bidding on? How common is that? How much of the photos is there?

  3. natira121natira121 says: 731 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    That tower is SO COOL. Someone PLEASE rescue this house, please. It’s sure got potential!

  4. MJGMJG says: 2278 comments
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    I love houses like this with this shape! Squat tower and somewhat compact looking.

  5. JimHJimH says: 5265 comments
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    In 1876, Sara A. Lusk bought the lot with an existing home here on behalf of her husband Dr. Nathan Lorenzo Lusk (1837-1893). The price of $1575 suggests this house was built after that date, or possibly the earlier house was expanded and remodeled. Dr. Lusk had been a Union Army surgeon in the Civil War.
    It’s one of the finer homes in the Penn Yan Historic District on the National Register, and could be restored nicely!

    • SaraVSaraV says: 14 comments

      Hi Jimh,

      I was wondering how you find this historical information so quickly? I’ve been trying to research our own house for months and haven’t had as much luck as you apparently did in 5 minutes!

      • JimHJimH says: 5265 comments
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        Sara, this one is documented locally and in the National Register, so it was pretty easy. I did check the state file and look up the deeds online, all indicating Nathan Lusk in 1876, although I’m allowing that some of it may have been built a bit earlier by the prior owner, attorney Ralph T. Wood. It’s important to distinguish the story of a house that’s been passed down and the actual facts documented at the time it was built, if possible.
        Not all areas have good online resources, but if you give me the basic info on your house, I’ll see what I can find. (Click my name for OHD Messenger.)

    • Michaeljoe62Michaeljoe62 says: 50 comments
      1941 Cape Cod

      I was wondering if the original structure was buried in that long “add-on”. The pitch and style of the rear pediment have a vague Federal(?) feel.

  6. GabrielGabriel says: 88 comments
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    Love it! The staircase is gorgeous and looks appropriate to the build date in my uneducated opinion. The exterior design to me is fantastic.

  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 7171 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Barn love! Clipped.

  8. CarebearCarebear says: 1184 comments
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    A lot of ceiling and floor work is needed-and, in a few of the pictures, there’s extension cords all over-not a good sign for the electrical systems. I think I’d put in some stained glass windows-I wonder if there are any? I’d love to see more info and pictures, just to know if most ofthe work needed is cosmetic, or essential. This area is a pretty area of NY!

  9. Penn Yan is a charming little town!

  10. ErnieErnie says: 323 comments

    Nice neighborhood, so is the view across the street.

  11. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5435 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Interesting community name and I’m fairly sure its not Asian in origin. As for the house, the exterior conveys the look of “towered Villas” popular in the 1860’s and ’70’s. Looks like the interior has been toned down considerably although the staircase newel post and balustrade look original. A mantel is missing but based on the tilework around the hearth and heating insert, it may have dated from 10-20 years after the original build date. A nice arched hearth Italianate style mantel in marble or even a painted marbleized arched hearth mantel in cast iron would look appropriate here. In summary, if it were my project, I’d try to backdate the interior to the c. 1875 period using age appropriate salvaged items. I’m amazed at how intact the front exterior of the house appears to be. Period colors would really make it sparkle. I wonder what the auction price might be? (guess I’ll have to wait)

  12. MichaelMichael says: 2858 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The house has good bones! I hope it finds someone who will restore this beauty!

  13. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 829 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    “Under Review” as of 2/28/20 @7:24pm (Hubzu): “This auction has ended and the seller is reviewing the results.”

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