1843 Greek Revival in Pavilion, NY

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Added to OHD on 6/19/20   -   Last OHD Update: 7/13/20   -   37 Comments
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11139 Lake St, Pavilion, NY 14525

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  • $135,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3166 Sq Ft
  • 6.8 Ac.
This 3166 sq ft historic home needs a new owner who appreciates its elegance, beauty & potential & the desire to restore it to its original grandeur. Period features include lg stone front porch w/columns, original exterior & interior brickwork, floor to ceiling windows, 1st flr hardwood floors, 2nd flr plank floors, bay windows, curved foyer stairway, cobblestone bsmt & original interior trim. Very large 1st flr rooms w/tall ceilings & loads of natural lighting & include the kitchen, formal DR, formal LR, foyer, sitting room, parlor, office, bonus room & half bath. 2nd flr has 3 BR & a full bath. The lg barn needs repair but has great potential for storage or workspace. Unlimited possibilities -Home-based business, Bed & Breakfast, Multiple Office Spaces w/private entrances & much more.
Contact Information
Rita B. White, Coldwell Banker Choice Properties
716.353.5089
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37 Comments on 1843 Greek Revival in Pavilion, NY

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  1. dwr7292dwr7292 says: 445 comments
    1930 carriage house
    Bethlehem, CT

    I don’t know what it is about the simple formality of a Greek Revival, they’re just so inviting.

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    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1046 comments
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      Perhaps it is their temple form that makes these houses so appealing — even trimmed in dark red this house is very inviting! And the staircase is beautifully sculptural. The interior doors are classic Greek Revival… vertically paneled with upscale (for the era) mortised hardware! The bay window is likely an early Italianate update (along with some exterior doors) but I like these early modifications.

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  2. natira121natira121 says: 730 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    I believe this is the first time I’ve seen a Greek Revival with the exterior and/or trim, columns, etc painted anything other than white, and I LOVE it! And yes, it helps that it’s my favorite color *grin*

    This house is a dreamers dream inside. And I would keep that 1970’s wallpaper in the room with the dressers.

    I’m gonna go look at all the pictures again, and hope that someone posts about any history to be found.

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    • natira121natira121 says: 730 comments
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      1877 Vernacular
      Columbia River Gorge, WA

      I did a google search, and didn’t find a single GR (with columns) a color other than white for trim, etc.

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    • JohnNJohnN says: 104 comments
      Denver, CO

      This house is so warm and inviting with the columns in that color. I too would keep that quirky wallpaper. Especially love the stairs and wood floors

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    • BradGBradG says: 45 comments
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      1847 Georgian
      Melbourne, Australia,

      I’m going to paint my Greek Revival columns red Natira…after I fix the roof…after I replace the broken glass…after the electricity is reconnected…and more than likely after I get a working toilet!

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      • natira121natira121 says: 730 comments
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        1877 Vernacular
        Columbia River Gorge, WA

        Well I’m honored!! And I wish you the best of luck in getting your house back in order.

        Is it more common in Australia to have colors on Greek Revivals?

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        • BradGBradG says: 45 comments
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          1847 Georgian
          Melbourne, Australia,

          Thank you!

          Classic Greek Revival with columns and pediment is extremely rare in Australia in private houses, I know of only 3 or 4 in the whole country, in the two oldest States of New South Wales and Tasmania. It was mainly used for grand government buildings like Town Halls or Libraries, there’s a beautiful Greek Revival church in the village I grew up in in Northern Tasmania and another one in Hobart the capital…both 1840’s and pretty sure they’re both all white!

          The predominant style in Australia between first European settlement in the 1780’s and 1850’s is Georgian, exact copies of British Regency or Georgian designs with the modification of verandahs, or porches, along the front, an idea the British brought with them from India.

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      • Gregory_KGregory_K says: 455 comments
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        Chatsworth, CA

        Thanks for tackling a house in that condition. Do you have a website?

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        • BradGBradG says: 45 comments
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          1847 Georgian
          Melbourne, Australia,

          Hi Gregory,

          I’m a great admirer of your learned posts on Old House Dreams!

          The Greek Revival house in Greenville, PA which I found on OHD is in much better condition than I originally thought. The main house under the gable is in extremely good condition, dry with no leaks in the slate roof with almost all the existing millwork from the original build and Italianate upgrade. The original 1840’s wing at the rear has suffered a collapsed roof, loss of two double storey walls and chimney breasts on both levels, as well as a wall in one of the 1870’s wings, but it’s all rebuildable and 90% of the house is sound.

          The people I’ve met in the community have been incredibly supportive and welcoming and the local Borough have also been extremely keen to assist any proposals for a great old house that’s been empty for eight years.

          I haven’t got a website but will set up a Facebook page next year to document progress, it will be very slow because I’m based in Australia but I’m very excited about the project!

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  3. StacyStacy says: 477 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen
    TX

    I really love this one!! So much to love & I wouldn’t mind so much doing the dishes while looking out those windows!!

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  4. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 828 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    Hey everybody! My hubby and I just drove out to see this yesterday! I’ve got quite a few photos taken from outside. As incredible as this is, it does have some SERIOUS issues. The biggest one is structural: the foundations are failing in BOTH the House and the barn complex. The second issues is roofing: the roofs on the barn complex have to be replaced immediately, while the house most certainly must need addressing as well. In addituon to this is landscaping, which is SORELY in need of attention. According to the Genesee County Assessor almost 4 of the nearly seven acres is categorized as “Wasteland”. That may very well include wetland that may present issues. And lastly, there is a barn complex STUFFED with “stuff” which will have to be sorted out/removed.
    Bottom line: Awesome house NOT worth $239K in its current condition.
    It IS exceptional, as I have yet to find it in period pattern books.

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  5. BradGBradG says: 45 comments
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    1847 Georgian
    Melbourne, Australia,

    Wow! Three beautiful Greek Revival houses in two days, I’m in sensory overload…thanks Kelly!

    This one is exquisite, beautifully proportioned columns and pediment, lots of original millwork, magnificent curved staircase and the Italianate additions do blend in very well with the original house.

    Also very unusual with two single storey wings either side of the classic double storey Greek Revival front.

    Stunner!

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  6. roxxxroxxx says: 522 comments
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    Another great house. I do love the wall of windows and that kitchen counter although I know purists ween’t too pleased seeing it.
    The barn! wow. Great picks , Thanks Kelly.

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  7. JimHJimH says: 5261 comments
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    It’s a super house in a tiny little town, and pretty well intact! I imagine the basic design came from a published source – there weren’t architects nearby and it’s too perfect to be an amateur job.
    The house was built for Dr. Warren Fay (1799-1875), a physician who moved from New England and settled here in 1823 before the Erie Canal opened up this part of New York. He and wife Freelove Matilda Palmer raised their family in Pavilion, and the doctor invested his money wisely in stocks and local banks. An 1890 bio said, “He was what is now called a ‘heroic practitioner,’ using the lancet very freely, and giving large doses of colomel and jalap. He achieved both fame and fortune.”
    Dr. Fay eventually sold the house on 18 acres for $6500, a lot of money in 1870. The buyers were brothers Eli and Sylvester Carr, retired local farmers. Eli’s son George Irving Carr (1854-1936) became the leading merchant in town and raised his own family there with his wife Blanche. It just so happens that Blanche was the granddaughter of Dr. Fay who had known the house as a child and had inherited his gold watch and a large share of his wealth.

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  8. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12137 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    From Amy:

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  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12137 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Took a while but, updated with the new agent info and photos. Moved to the front page.

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  10. CarebearCarebear says: 1184 comments
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    I wonder if the foundations have been fixed? Amy, if you’re around, could you swing by this house, and take another looksee around? this could be such a beauty! The location is not bad at all-not far from Rochester, and 6 Flags Darien Lake. Also, its just south of the Genesee Country Village. If you ever get to this neck of the woods, you should really take a day, to see this. The Genesee Brewing Company funded the relocation of a number of old houses of many different styles-everything from log cabins to an octogon, to GR to Federal, all relocated and set up in a village arrangement. They also have a lot of people who dress in period clothes, and demonstrate such trades as tinsmithing, printing, fly tying, and a number of cooking over hearths. Its fascinating, if you love old houses! Take the LeRoy exit off I90, and I think you can get directions at the toll house.

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    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 828 comments
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      1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
      Lockport, NY

      Carebear,
      I’ll see if I can convince my hubby of a nice drive down there!
      Genesee Country Village & Museum is a wonderful place and they have a magnificent Greek Revival there with an accompanying garden in back. I have absolutely been there, but not in quite some time! There are OPEN!

      I can not believe this is back on the market!

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    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 828 comments
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      1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
      Lockport, NY

      Carebear,
      I “unexpectedly” ended up in Pavillion last night with my hubby while taking a long evening drive.
      Short answer to your question: No, the foundation issues have NOT been addressed since I was last there (rather disappointing). I’ll be giving Kelly a full report of my findings.
      For anyone seriously considering purchasing this exceptional example of a full height entry porch type of Grerk Revival house will want to contact a home inspector who is also a structural engineer (fortunately I have one near me).

      • CarebearCarebear says: 1184 comments
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        Boy, thats a shame. I was hoping the current owner had had the foundation fixed. Maybe he or she wouldn’t get the money spent back on the sale, but the fixed foundation would be a good selling point.

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  11. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 828 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    Does anyone here have any ideas what might have happened to any fireplaces? If there evrn were any? I don’t see any interior indications of chimneys for parlour stoves either. I wonder if there’s a summer kitchen with a cooking fireplace in the basement.

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  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12137 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Some images from Amy:

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  13. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 828 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    Carebear,
    It was indeed very disappointing, yet not surprising given that the house is in a bit of limbo. The previous owner, Donald Logan, died in 2011, leaving his wife Carol. She passed away last year, so the house is being sold through her estate. I read Donald’s obit which mentioned how much he loved this home: “working on their Greek Revival home”. https://www.weeksfuneral.com/obituary/1332863). We can only pray a similarly preservation minded person buys this exceptional house.

  14. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 828 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    Expanding upon JimH’s fantastic research, I thought I’d dig some more to see if I could find anything further about this fine Greek Revival. As it so happens, Dr. Fay (who built the house) was a highly respected member of the community. Thankfully his papers were saved for future research: “Author: Warren Fay, 1797-1875.
    Title: Warren Fay papers, 1835-1870.
    Description: 5 v.
    Notes: Physician. Ledger, 1835-51; daybooks, 1845-49, 1853-55, 1867-70 of a doctor of Pavilion, New York.
    Subjects: Pavilion, New York — Health services. Health services — Pavilion, New York. Account books — Physicians. Pavilion, New York — Medicine. Medicine — Pavilion, New York.

    Location: LeRoy Historical Society, 23 East Main Street, LeRoy, New York 14482.
    Control No.: NYHV2477-A”

  15. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 828 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    Listing Removed 7/11/2020 (Zillow).

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