This stunning village home on .7 acres absolutely must be seen to be appreciated. Minutes from historic Cooperstown NY, it would make a perfect B&B to cater to the crowds of visitors who come for the Baseball Hall of Fame, Dreamspark and All Star Village little league venues, the Glimmerglass Opera season, and the many lakes, rivers and parks that make this beautiful region so attractive.
There are 7 bedrooms on the second floor and 1 additional bedroom on the first floor with its own full bathroom. The recently updated eat-in kitchen faces south and looks out to the back gardens. It's butlers pantry leads to a large dining room and the generous sunny breakfast porch is connected to the kitchen.
Interior features include 4 fireplaces, original icebox in the pantry, a basement workshop and a large 3rd floor open studio space. There are 3 full baths and a 1/2 bath off the kitchen. This historic and stunning Greek Revival home was built with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship of its day by John Luce, co-founder with James Fenimore Cooper of the American Bible Society . It has retained all of its fine original architectural details throughout, and it could not be duplicated today at many times the price.
Beautiful perennial gardens surround an expansive back lawn. Custom out buildings include a 2-car carriage barn and a Victorian style garden house complete with gas lamps to light in the evenings for a magical twilight party setting.
Town water, septic system, newer metal roof. Two economical pellet stoves are currently used as an alternative to the central oil fired steam radiators. New on-demand hot water heater delivers hot water to multiple showers simultaneously. Newer oil furnace, updated electrical system, hardwood floors fresh paint and wallpaper throughout. Desirable Cooperstown school district.
For sale by owner