1852 Greek Revival
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).
|Heated Sq. Ft.||2,400|
- 1st Floor Bath
- 1st Floor Bedroom
- 1st Floor Laundry Room
- Living room
- Master bedroom upstairs
- 2 Car Garage
- Rear Deck
Like This Listing?
Agent Contact Information
Owner lives overseas. Please contact by e-mail
Tell 'em you saw it on OldHouses.com!
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.
Comments & Feedback
All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. OldHouses.com is not responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless.