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.

  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.

    • 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.

  3. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 455 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Chatsworth, CA

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

  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!

  5. StacyStacy says: 477 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen

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

  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?

    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!


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