c. 1890 Victorian
Elegant Restored Brick Victorian
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||4,569|
- 2nd Floor Laundry Room
- Breakfast Room
- Dining room
- Entry Hall
- Living room
- Music Room
- Utility Room
- Walk out Basement
- Walk-Up Attic
- Master bedroom upstairs
- 2 Car Garage
- Automatic outside lights
- Driveway - Paved
- Fenced Yard
- Gated Entry
- Restored exterior
- Basement Workshop
- 2nd Staircase
- Built-in Cabinets
- Ceiling Fans
- High Ceilings
- Natural gas fireplace
- Walk-In Closets
- Wood floors
- Shingle Roof
- City sewer
- City water supply
- Gas heating
- Security System
- Water Heater - Gas
- 12-foot Ceilings
- Claw-foot Tub(s)
- Pocket Doors
- Steam Radiators
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Dimensions for 58 Elm Street in Feet
The house is 4,569 square feet.
1. Family Room : 13’ X 16’
2. Dining Room : 13’ X 14’
3. Library : 9’6” 16’ (Does not include powder room)
4. Living Room : 13’ X 14” (Does not include turret)
5. Kitchen – appliance part: 11’6” X 19’ – Eat in section: 10’ X 23”
6. Walk-in closet: 6’4” X 11’4”
1. Guest Bedroom: 10’6” X 16’ (Does not include closet)
2. Bathroom: 7’9” X 5’2”
3. Study (mustard color walls): 12’10” X 13’ (Does not include closet)
4. Study (white walls) 13’3” X 13’8” (Does not include turret, nor closet)
5. Master bathroom: 13’3” X 17’1”
6. Master dressing room: 8’2” X 13’
7. Master bedroom walk-in closet: 6’ X 8’
8. Master bedroom: 15’6” X 21’10” (long section w/ bed) and 15’6” X 13’5” (short section)
Third Floor Open Space
1. Room: 24’7” X 43’2”
2. Bathroom: 15’6” X 10’5” (Includes two utility closets)
3. Walk-in closet: 13’6” X 6’2”
• Gas fire place
• Furnace, hot water heater, plumbing, electricity, walls throughout house 2006
• All original refinished doors and hardware
• Pocket doors and original woodwork throughout the house.
• 55 new windows from third floor to the basement.
• Radiant heat on first and second floors
• Professional Garland stove
• Luxurious open plan
• Master bedroom with ensuite bath and walk-in closet and separate dressing area
• Two car garage
• Security system: ADT
Travel Information and Area Attractions
Less than 200 miles from NYC, Oneonta is easily accessed by public transportation, an easy commute from the Port Authority bus terminal, or a scenic drive through the Catskills. Take advantage of the Foothills Performing Arts Center as well as other music venues, the seasonal farmer's markets, and a variety of restaurants, bistros and bars. State University of New York at Oneonta and Hartwick College call this city home.
Oneonta is close to fishing, hiking, and Horseback riding. Visit nearby Cooperstown -- Baseball Hall of Fame, Farmer's Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and Glimmerglass Opera.
58 Elm Street, built in 1890, served for a time as the home for President and Mrs. Charles Hunt, the head of the teachers’ college that preceded SUNY Oneonta and for whom the Hunt College Union is now named. At some point in the history of 58 Elm the house was divided into three apartments and remained a multiple family dwelling until 2006, when the Colletts bought and restored the house attempting to recapture its original grandeur. They added modern updates such as radiant heat, new wiring, plumbing, electricity, more than 54 windows and new bathrooms and lighting fixtures. Two kitchens were combined into one totally rebuilt eat-in-kitchen with a restaurant stove and other updates.
The house maintains original pocket doors, baseboards, oak moldings, brass, copper and glass doorknobs and plates. Most of its original oak woodwork was stripped and where needed was replaced by wood specially cut by Wightman’s Lumber Company in Milford, New York. Wightman’s also provided special tools to replace rosettes and scores of plinths. Every spindle in both banisters of the house was replaced as was the main banister after Wightman’s was able to supply the 16-foot piece of oak.
The house is on three finished floors. The first is composed of a living room, music room, library with built in shelves and powder room, and walk in coat closet that separates the formal dining room from the entrance hall. The kitchen, which spans the width of the house is in the back. The second floor consists of four bedrooms, two currently used as studies. There is a guest bedroom next to a three-quarter bathroom, the master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, dressing room and full bathroom with a linen closet and washer and dryer. The third floor is a loft like space that is used as extra guest quarters and can be used as a studio. It has a large walk in closet and full bathroom.
The large brick structure was cleaned and pointed and the property paved and landscaped. Six hundred feet of asbestos was removed along with an oil-fired furnace when the house was converted to natural gas.
During the summer months, and in keeping with the 19th century historical flavor of the house, one can see an array of green awnings as you approach on Elm.
The house was awarded “Historic Property of Merit” in 2008 by the City of Oneonta.
58 Elm Street - Improvements
Rooms in the house:
1. First floor: parlor with fireplace; music room, dining room, library, totally remodeled kitchen, walk in closet with extra storage and shelves, 2 small porches on side of house, recycling closet off the back of the kitchen as well as basement access.
2. Second floor: master bedroom with full bath and walk in closet, washer and dryer, three additional bedrooms (2 currently used as studies), another full bathroom
3. Third Floor: completely remodeled (2006) full bathroom, walk-in closet, turret, fire escape access; used as daughter’s living area; potential den, exercise room, study, etc.
First Floor :
1. All new floors except for the library.
2. Pocket doors all removed and stripped
3. Four front doors all removed and stripped
4. Completely rebuilt front porch
5. Completely renovated kitchen
6. All new double-hung windows and screens
7. New gas insert fire place in living room
1. New floors in master bedroom, including closet
2. Remaining floors refinished
3. All new double-hung windows and screens
4. Two completely new bathrooms
1. All new double-hung windows and screens from basement to top floor (54)
2. Radiant heat except for 3rd floor which has 3 original ornamental radiators
3. All new plumbing (2006)
4. All new wiring for electricity (2006)
5. New gas furnace (2006)
6. New hot water heater (10 years old)
7. All bathroom fixtures new except for claw-foot bathtub in master bedroom
8. New tiles and woodwork, walls and floors in all bathrooms
9. 3.5 bathrooms
10. New walls throughout the house (2006)
11. Plinths and rosettes on all doors
12. Heat converted to gas (2006)
13. Crown molding in hallway – upstairs and downstairs
14. Crown molding in living room, music room and dining room
15. Lighting fixtures external and internal except the two side entries and study
16. Awnings first & second floors
17. New siding on the back of the two-story addition
18. New brick façade foundation on the back and one side of the house
19. Brick on house completely pointed, power washed and matte finish applied
20. Drive way black topped (2007)
21. ADT Alarm System
1. New gas boiler (2006)
2. New gas hot water heater (2006)
3. Supplemental refrigerator
4. Toilet & slop sink
5. Full basement
6. Rebuilt steps from basement to side of the house
Garden: new fence, completely landscaped (ornamental shrubs & 12 trees); paver terrace
Front and sides of house exterior: completely landscaped
New iron side steps off pink porch (2007)
New spiral fire escape (2007) – master bedroom & third floor access
Fall 2015 – Privacy fence on both sides of the house and wrought iron Victorian fence in front
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