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1852 Greek Revival

Historic Farmhouse in Summit, Schoharie County, New York in the Northern Catskills mountains. The house is a two-story, double pile, front-gable form vernacular Greek Revival style dwelling with a one story, single pile, side wing. The main block and most of side wing is board-wall construction consisting of horizontally-stacked hemlock planks. The front facade features corner pilasters and a molded projecting cornice. It was built by a local master carpenter who is also credited with many local buildings around the same time, churches and hotels. The property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.
The house is in excellent condition, completely restored since 2003 with many recent updates. Living quarters are about 2400 sq ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large eat-in-kitchen, large living room, hardwood floors, fireplace, beautiful staircase, porch, basement, laundry room, workshop, two garages (one attached, one detached). The interior is a unique mixture of modern, Scandinavian-style design and preserved 19th century original details.
The house sits in a park-like setting on 22 acres bordering on two quiet country roads. It has picturesque views of its own >6 feet deep, spring-fed swimming pond. The surrounding land consists of 3 surveyed approved subdivisions allowing for 2 additional buildings, including a building on 250 feet lakefront on a Catskill mountain lake. The terrain is level or slightly sloped, a mixture of open fields and woods; abundant wildlife; wide variety of (mature) trees and plants. Recreational activities during all seasons (swimming, boating, canoeing).
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 2,400
Stories 2.0
Acres 22

Features.

  • Waterfront
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Basement
  • Living room
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Barn
  • Pond
  • Rear Deck
  • Fireplaces

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Armin Stelzer

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History

The stacked plank house at 461 Spruce Lake Rd. is architecturally significant as a locally important vernacular example of a Greek Revival residence utilizing the atypical method of stacked horizontal plank construction. The house is an intact, gable-front, upright and wing form finished in finished in popular Classical details like corner pilasters, a full entablature, and an enclosed pediment. Its form and detailing is characteristic of regional building practices and local adaptations of fashionable Greek Revival vocabularies during the antebellum decades in rural New York. The building year 1852 (established by dendrochronological examination at Cornell University) relates the plank structure to the construction of the Richmondville-Charlotteville leg of the Albany-Schoharie plank road through the township of Summit in the same year. The New York state census in 1855 lists Andrew Terrel and his wife Emeline as the owner of the house. The Terrels had purchased the land where the house stands in 1850. A.Terrel is also listed as the owner of the house on the E. Wenig & W. Lorey’s 1856 property owner’s map of Schoharie County.

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Listing No. 27144

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