c. 1860 Italianate – Moravia, NY

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97 S Main St, Moravia, NY 13118

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  • $224,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 full, 2 half Bath
  • 5280 Sq Ft
  • 0.4 Ac.
This impeccably kept Victorian property zoned residential and commercial is in the heart of Moravia. The home has been freshly updated. The interior has an eye-opening stairway, gorgeous quality craftsmanship woodwork with pocket doors and spacious rooms. The kitchen appliances have never been used. The exterior porches add to the charm and space to enjoy the area. The property has eight parking spaces, handicapped accessible, and a beautiful backyard. This property has unbelievable possibilities as a residential home and/or business. This property is close to Fillmore Glenn, wine trails, and 30 minutes from Ithaca and Auburn, New York.
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James Beckwith, Land of Lakes Realty
(315) 497-3700
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15 Comments on c. 1860 Italianate – Moravia, NY

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  1. Cora says: 2074 comments

    This one is just beautiful.

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3464 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I am always scared to read “new kitchen” but it’s not bad!

  3. KarenZKarenZ says: 1169 comments
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    I love it! I wish that they had bathroom pics, but the rest is really lovely!

  4. Bethster says: 825 comments

    Such a sweet house, sitting amid all that pavement and the other buildings closing in on it. Just crying out for love! Sorry, I may be projecting a little bit…. 🙂 But I do hope it gets a nice owner (maybe one who can move it to a nice green acre of land nearby).

  5. MonicaGMonicaG says: 154 comments

    Oh, this really needs to be moved. It’s just too beautiful to be on this street.

  6. Ross says: 2412 comments

    This is a lovely, lovely home. It looks so pristine!

    I have no issue with the location, and love how it is adjacent to downtown.

    The asphalt in the rear could be removed, and a beautiful garden created.

    The house is 4 hours from NYC. So, perhaps a weekend getaway? The house is surrounded by the Finger Lakes.

  7. Michael Mackin says: 2946 comments

    I’m wondering if this was used as a business. The ramp on the back looks like it has been. The exterior is in good shape. It’s a very diverse neighborhood as far as home styles are concerned.

  8. John Shiflet says: 5522 comments

    The millwork inside is characteristic of the 1870’s as are the “Eastlake” exterior ornamental details but it may have seen a major makeover over a decade later or the 1860 date is off. The curved front corner cabinet is a rare find and appears to also be from the 1870’s. With its unpainted woodwork and clean appearance this house looks to be move-in ready.

    • JimHJimH says: 5375 comments
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      This property was owned for a century by the prominent Day family of Moravia, first from 1835 by Rowland Day, a US Congressman and merchant, then by his son William H. Day, a farmer, merchant and mail carrier until about 1875, and after that by S. Edwin Day (1840-1827), an attorney, county judge and founder of the Moravia National Bank. The house is known as the Judge Day House in recognition of the younger man and it’s most likely he built it new soon after 1875. It was restored by a local doctor who used it for his family practice, thus the parking and ramp.
      Moravia is a nice little town, the boyhood home of both President Millard Fillmore and John D. Rockefeller. A local landmark is St. Matthew’s Church of 1897, its simple exterior belying an amazing interior. The site of the church was originally donated by Rowland Day in 1822, and construction of the new church was largely funded in his memory by his grandson Judge S. Edwin Day and his wife Phebe Keeler.

  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12201 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Originally posted in 2016, the newest agent has much better listing photos. Updated and moved to the front page.

  10. MJGMJG says: 2375 comments
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    Amazing interior. I love the staircase railing and newel. a real work of art. As well as the rest of the woodwork and details in this structure. I’d buy this and turn it into my house. Pull up the red tile floor by the staircase, change the bathrooms, rebuild and adjust the back additions and handicap ramp and voila. Heaven. I love me some Brick Victorian era home.

    The front porch looks altered. I wonder what the original looked like.

  11. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5522 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    Still a very nice later Italianate style home with an amazingly intact interior. This one appears to have an original overmantel mirror which is a fairly rare find. Interior wood shutters look original as well which is something rarely retained for 140 years. The kitchen and bathrooms can be changed to suit the next owner’s tastes but as far as how intact the original house remains, I give it high marks.

  12. Barbara VBarbara V says: 1220 comments
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    1800 cottage
    Upstate, NY

    That is one gorgeous staircase – every detail of it is absolutely outstanding…

  13. MichaelMichael says: 2946 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    I love the staircase, particularly the newel post but it looks to date from a few decades past the 1860 build date.


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