c. 1880 – Rochester, NY

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179 Driving Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14613

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  • $105,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2284 Sq Ft
Welcome back in time with this one of a kind brick Victorian home. Outside of this home is very unique with a 50 year steel roof, every window has been replaced with thermal payne windows these are higher end windows. The inside has great quality workmanship with its plaster crown moldings in the grand entry to the tin ornate ceilings arched gingerbread archways, beautiful wood floors. You have to see this home to believe it. Also there is a secret play room at the top of the stairs, knock on the little door and go in side. your kids will love it. Don't let this home get away it will not last long.
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Julianne Rinaudo, Howard Hanna
(585) 738-1304
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8 Comments on c. 1880 – Rochester, NY

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  1. looks a little tight even though the sq footage is nice. would be nice as a starter project.
    lots of potential, but not enough yard for a family.

  2. LisaSLisaS says: 45 comments
    1950 Craftsman

    What a lovely place at such a low price!

  3. ScottScott says: 345 comments
    1951 Grants Pass, OR

    Interesting 1860s or 1870s Italianate with early 1900s updates.

  4. CarebearCarebear says: 1252 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Why is this house, and surrounding ones, priced so low? High crime rate? This house is gorgeous! I love it! I wish there was a better photo of the backyard, to see how small it is.

  5. Gail M.Gail M. says: 229 comments
    1964 Brutalist midmod condo
    Saint Paul, MN

    What interesting parlor light fixtures. I’ve never seen anything like them before.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5658 comments
    OHD Supporter

    This house was built in 1874 for brickmason Frank B. Stowell (1847-1877) by his building firm Stowell & Yates. The street was newly built as the access road to Driving Park, a harness racing track that existed for about 30 years. Stowell lived there briefly with his wife Frances and young son Clayton while finishing the house before selling it in 1875.
    The style is described as Late Gothic Revival with Italianate elements.

  7. MJGMJG says: 2725 comments
    OHD Supporter


    I would have been interested to see what the original staircase from 1874 looked like. This one appears to have been added turn of the century approximately.

  8. MichaelMichael says: 3385 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    It looks like a hidden cubby under the landing of the staircase landing as well. (picture 6) I’m still trying to figure out the Persian rug in the attic, even if it’s a reproduction!


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