As mentioned, the village of Tannersville is up and running (though quiet!), so I thought we’d turn our spotlight on this big, old house right in town. Main Street in Tannersville has a nice smattering of businesses but fewer large stand-alone homes so close to the all the action. The realtor states this house has B&B potential (and with all that floral wallpaper, it’s definitely got the Upstate B&B look down cold). With 4 bedrooms, plus an office/den and 4 baths, you’d certainly have the space, but potential entrepreneurs should note that that Tannersville’s Main Street does already have a couple B&B offerings. Note, too, that while living in “town” in Tannersville does mean you can walk to the bar, or to brunch, or to a nice dinner, you’ll still have to get in your car and drive if you want things like groceries. Town’s geared toward fun, not practicality.
Even if you keep this home all to yourself, you’ll have plenty of original woodwork polishing to keep you occupied. Stats and more pics on the jump.
I planned to write about this Onteora Park Estate before Irene hit. I haven’t been to visit since, but when I head Upstate tonight, I plan to take a drive through lovely, enviable Onteora to see how it fared.
This 1890 home is made of solid stuff: original wide plank floors, stone fireplaces, double-hung windows and even ornate door hinges. There are established perennial gardens throughout the 1.5 acre property, and 4 porches. I hope this pretty piece of history made it through the storm.
Asking Price: $499,000
Year Built: 1890
Distance to NYC:123 miles, 2 hrs, 35 mins
I love when spacious, elegant houses are called “cottages” to indicate their second home status. Viva old money understatement! This 5 bedroom, 3 bath Tannersville “cottage,” found in the elegant Onteora Park neck of the woods, hardly counts as roughing it, though it does offer plenty of rustic and period touches. Real wood paneling, a stone fireplace, two clawfoot tubs, built-in bookshelves and established gardens complete the package. Plus, much of furniture is available as part of the asking price.
The house is located Route 23C, between the Mountain Top Arboretum and Main Street, Tannersville, a pretty stretch of road. It hit the market in June, and the price hasn’t budged, but while the area is very desirable, I think this could come down a bit. And make sure they stick to that furniture offer!
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