1887 – Cooperstown, NY – $350,000

17-Elm-St-In a mid-village location, this 1887 brick Queen Anne style home sits on a deep lot with lots of lawn space as well as light woods to the rear. Offering some 2,880+/- square feet of living space including large entryway with open staircase in which the original carpenter’s signature acorn is carved, formal living room, parlor with built-ins, formal dining room, original pantry, powder room and eat-in kitchen with original cupboards. Hardwood and pine floors, natural and painted woodwork. Two story bay at front corner. Upstairs are four bedrooms, a full bath and a reading room with French doors to a private balcony area. Lots of closet space and plenty of room to add another bathroom. Full walk-up attic as well as a very interesting basement with 10′ ceilings. There are two currently non working fireplaces at the front of the house, one down and one up. There is a two sided fireplace in the parlor and dining room which seems to be restorable. There was originally a porch at the side of the house reached from French doors both up and down. At the end of the yard is a two story carriage barn built in 1911 by Dave Willsey, with the original hardware and horse stalls still intact. There is a full second floor which has wonderful possibilities as a studio or guest space. This splendid example of its’ time has many extra features including the tower roof, extra dormers and decorative details. While in need of renovation, this very special home seems deserving of the investment of doing same. Because of its’ historic nature, it is likely that New York State Historic Properties tax credits would apply.

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