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$ 669,900

c. 1862 Brownstone / Row House

Historic Home Downtown Troy

This magnificent townhouse captures the charm of a bygone era. Historic 3 story brick on a pristine downtown Troy residential block. Impressive 1st floor gourmet kitchen opens on exquisite courtyard w deck & patio. Granite, custom, premium appliances. Luxurious 2nd floor master suite opens on a private deck, marble bath, designer shower. Basement -oak Irish Bar, entertainment center, & wine cellar. High ceilings, amazing detail. Mitsubishi AC. Tastefully decorated & renovated for gracious living & entertaining.
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Dining Room
Dining Room
Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,192
Stories 3

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • Basement
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Finished Basement
  • Foyer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Walk out Basement
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • 13-15ft ceilings
  • Enclosed Courtyard
  • Irish Bar
  • Italian Marble Tile Floor
  • Spectacular Crown Molding
  • Viking Gas Stove
  • Wine Cellar

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Barbara Higbee

Phone: 518 339-0274

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More About This House

Welcome to
1914 Fifth Avenue
Troy, NY, 12180


This one-family luxurious home in downtown Troy’s historic Fifth and Grand
neighborhood is on a pristine residential block. This block is that next door to where
Daniel Day Lewis visited Michelle Pfeiffer in his coach when Age of Innocence was
filmed here in 1993. RPI and Sage are a short walk. There is off-street permit parking
through a rear gangway entrance.

The Locale: Primarily owner-occupied brownstone townhomes populate this tree-
lined, one-way street. The historic First United Presbyterian Church with it beautiful
spire is across the street, and the Gurley Building next door, a National Historic
Landmark houses Gurley Precision Instruments and RPI’s Lighting Research Center.
Just a few blocks from the Hudson River, this home is within walking distance of
Troy’s year-round farmers’ market, restaurants, bars, pubs, bakery, coffee shops, ice
cream, shops (antiques, books, clothing, fashion, florists, gifts, hardware, jewelry,
liquor, natural foods, wine, and drug store), art galleries, art school, hair salons,
yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, medical providers, banks, post office, library, city and county
government offices, riverfront parks, boat docks, and more.

FEATURES
Grand Foyer/entry with fully restored main staircase. Hardwood and tile floor.
Professionally equipped kitchen with Viking range stove, granite countertops, ample
custom cupboards, top-tier stainless appliances, pantry and counter space, tile floor.
Inset lights, under counter lights.
Refinished and restored woodwork, doors with antique doorknobs and hardware,
exquisite mahogany wood paneled ceiling and wall with mirror in Dining/Sitting room,
and stamped leather inlay.
The Ultimate Courtyard - enclosed and private with brick walls surrounding and two
outdoor decks, and garden: perfect for entertaining or spending relaxing summer
evenings. Raised stone walled garden beds with lush perennials, drip/spray irrigation,
steps down leading from the deck. The lower deck has double door access from the
kitchen. The upper deck also has access from the extended master bathroom suite on
the second floor.

* Courtyard patio – 28 x 24.5 feet
* Lower deck – 28 x 16.5 feet
* Upper deck – 16 x 16 feet

Perfect for Entertaining: the finished and inviting basement has its own entrance
from Fifth Ave, with brownstone overhead, cozy with brick walls, and warm Italian
tile under foot. The basement foyer leads to the Irish Bar with the original kitchen
cupboards and counter, an oak bar top, glass and mirror bar back, brass railing foot
rest, a sink, wine fridge, refrigerator, and storage. The entertainment area can hold
a large entertainment center. There is a half bath. Brass railings on the stairs leading
to the ground floor.
For the Wine Lover: 1,100 bottle wine cellar with sink, wine glass display,
temperature-controlled cooling and dehumidification, and slate floor.

Large and luxurious Master Bedroom Suite: second floor, bedroom is 17 x 23 ft, with
a spacious master walk-in closet, 9.5 x 9.5 ft., custom built, and with two entrances.
Master Bathroom: custom dual vanity with marble basins and counter, a large jetted
soaking tub with marble surround, dry bar with beverage fridge and marble counter,
designer frameless glass shower with glass tile and marble, deep Italian laundry sink,
and washer/dryer nook with storage. The floor is restored original wood flooring and
honed marble to reduce slipping.

Third floor: three light-filled bedrooms and one fully renovated bath, with beautiful
claw foot tub. The bedrooms are also ideal for studio or office space.

Features: 2 full baths and 2 half baths, each floor has a bathroom.

OTHER FEATURES
• Zone heating/ cooling: basement and first floor via central furnace; second and
third floor via Mitsubishi ductless tri-cycle HVAC units. (see below)
• Concrete subfloor under the 2 nd and 3 rd floor hardwood floors, for fireproofing, and
noise abatement.
• Four walk-in closets: in addition to the room-sized closet in the master suite on
the second floor, the third floor has walk-in closets in the three bedrooms, and a
large hallway cedar walk-in. Custom racks.
• Marble mantels

• Rubber roof
• Interior window shutters for all front windows
• Alarm system: ready to be engaged with your preferred security company
• Coaxial cable to most rooms, with patch panel in mechanicals room
• Dry basement storage and mechanicals
• Parking space in the lot behind the house

Recent Improvements

IMPROVEMENTS
Full Master Bathroom renovation: restored original wooden flooring; antique vanity
with dual bowl Carrara marble sinks, counter and splash back, antique bronze fittings;
large jetted tub with Carrara marble surround: dry bar with Sub-Zero refrigerator;
frameless glass surround shower, antique-bronze fittings, honed marble tiled floor and
wall; antique vanity with Carrara marble top and deep Italian porcelain laundry sink;
comfort-height one-piece quiet flush toilet; thermostat-controlled heated Carrara
marble floor; full-size washer/dryer in a wide closet, with cupboards and rail to hang
air-dry items.

Mitsubishi ductless dual-cycle HVAC: whisper-quiet condenser, wall-mount units on
2 nd and 3 rd floor for heat, cooling and humidity control. Interior mounted, not a
through-the-wall unit. Condenser is on the 1 st floor deck, and is sized to accommodate
an additional unit. Water retention unit in courtyard catches water from
dehumidifying process, for easy access to hand-water plants

Restored front door to stained wood finish, with antique-brass handles/ fittings/
door knocker.

Installed front foyer closet: with invisible door, hanging space, roll out shelves, and
motion-triggered lighting.

Exquisitely and tastefully painted and decorated

Lighting improvements: Antique chandeliers in main foyer, dining room, master
bathroom.

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