1792 – Catskill, NY – $395,000

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Added to OHD on 8/18/20   -   Last OHD Update: 9/7/20   -   10 Comments
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40 N Jefferson Ave, Catskill, NY 12414

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  • $395,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2940 Sq Ft
  • 1.84 Ac.
Built in 1792 by revolutionary leader, Rev. Johannes Schuneman, the unspoiled primitive Dutch brick center hall retains original details and lots of character: wide-board flooring, paneled cupboards, wall paneling, door and window trim details, hardware, enclosed stairs, and four fireplaces. First floor has a wide center hallway with formal parlor on one side and keeping room/dining room on the other side with country kitchen and bathroom in the back. Upstairs the generous center hall, matching the one below, provides access to three bedrooms and a bath. The walk-out basement contains four rooms each with authentic brick flooring including the original kitchen with its cooking fireplace. A charming patio with grape arbor is off the kitchen. Set on 1.8 acres, the property also includes a stone barn, two sheds and an inground pool (not used for a long time). On a dead-end road outside Catskill village, the house nevertheless has natural gas, municipal sewer and water.
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Peggy Lampman, Peggy Lampman Real Estate
(518) 851-2277
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10 Comments on 1792 – Catskill, NY – $395,000

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  1. Anne M.Anne M. says: 953 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Talk about authentic! this is great.

    30
  2. ddbackerddbacker says: 487 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    Except for the kitchen, baths, and some electricals, Old Rev. Schuneman could walk in and feel right at home.

    16
    • JimHJimH says: 5267 comments
      OHD Supporter

      If the house was actually built in 1792, he really was Old, 79, only 2 years before his death. I’ll trust the historic marker out front, but the facts are a bit sketchy. Nice old house in any event.

      5
  3. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 455 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Chatsworth, CA

    Handsome house, wonderful staircase. No Home Depot or Lowes here, not yet, anyway.

    10
  4. What an interesting old home! Barebones and no-frills. Nice for a change to see one left and kept so near its original state!

    10
  5. StacyStacy says: 477 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen
    TX

    I totally love it! I’d change the lighting, but what an amazing piece of history! If only we could play back life here!

    2
  6. TheDaringLibrarianTheDaringLibrarian says: 227 comments
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    Coastal Cottage

    Oh this has many swoonworthy features! Wide planks, Dutch door, & great paint.

    But, what — OHD experts, is this circle over the fireplace?
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/36-40njeffersonave.jpg

    I’ve seen that before and always wondered. Access to the flue for cleaning or ventilation? Thank you!

    PS. Oh W00t! this is my 100th comment. Love this site!

    • CarebearCarebear says: 1184 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Congratulations on #100!!!
      Maybe there was a wood or coal stove there, and that plate covers the hole where the pipe went into the chimney. I’ve seen them in homes before, where I know there used to be a stove. I’ve actually seen paper plates used-then painted over! But, I suppose there is a range of steel plates, in different sizes.

      • TheDaringLibrarianTheDaringLibrarian says: 227 comments
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        Coastal Cottage

        Awww Thank you Carebear! OMGosh, paper plates? And yes! [smacks forehead] Now that you say it, of course! Wood/coal stove insert! I really appreciate learning stuff, thank you again!

  7. CarebearCarebear says: 1184 comments
    OHD Supporter

    To me, this looks like a brick saltbox! I’ve never seen one that wasn’t wood.
    Marvelous house! I do hope it doesn’t sit right on the road.
    I think, with the right light fixtures, carefully chosen furniture, wall decorations (Stenciling might be nice!, with period paintings and portraits), knick knacks and such, this house could be a showplace. I do hope the right person buys it. I’d love to see what they do with it. Maybe a magazine like Early American Life would be interested!

    1

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