Athens Second Empire Victorian, $349,000

Ah, it’s a beautiful house. If your dream is to own such a work of art and you’re of modest means, Athens is the place for you. This Athens second empire is in town, but has three quarters of an acre so not too claustrophobic. The cool part about being in town is that you’re so close to the river — go ahead and row over to Hudson for your entertainment. The less cool part is that Franklin is a relatively main drag, though this is a bit out of the way so won’t feel like you’re in the thick of it. I love the outbuilding in the back — a great writing studio. The listing says it’s waiting for a final layer of polish after 30 years of restoration by the owner, which translates, per the broker, into this: “needs new mechanicals: furnace, electrical, HVAC, plaster repair, carriage house repair.” So, a fixer-upper ish.

The stats:
26 Franklin St., Athens (Gary DiMauro) GMAP
Asking Price: $349,000
Beds: 4+
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 3254
Land: .75 acres
Year Built: 1873
Taxes: $6549
Features: Carriage House

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About lisa

I'm a freelance writer (and thus, not a homeowner), specializing in real estate, urban planning and sustainability. Also, I just like looking at pictures of houses.

Posted on January 17, 2012, in $300000 to $499000, Athens, Greene, Village. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Gorgeous! I’d be happy if I could just have the cute little garage!

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