c. 1860 Tudor Revival
Fort Plain, New York
The home is special - built in 1860, it has 4089 square feet of living space, huge spacious rooms. It was thoroughly restored in 1989 and features oak floors throughout, along with much heavy crown molding, exposed box beams, some paneled and some stuccoed ceilings, some hardwood paneled walls and some with heavy wallpaper, ceramic tile where appropriate, thermopane windows throughout, and a stunning formal front hall and stairway. It has 2 large living rooms and 2 large master bedrooms with their own full baths, 3 1/2 baths total.
Let’s take a verbal tour through. You enter via double leaded glass windowed doors into a very wide formal hall, with paneled walls and a gracious stairs. To the right is a living room with a fireplace, box beams and paneling on the ceiling. To the left is another huge living room with box beams, oak floors, a stone wall, and supplemental propane heat on one of the wainscoted walls. You can cut through this into the laundry and the downstairs bath and arrive at the formal dining room. A beveled glass door separates the dining room from the hall and an arched doorway leads from it to the adjoining living room.
At the end of the hall are 2 rooms. One is a large kitchen with a separate dining room, which features brick walls in the dining area. A long counter separates the two sections of this room. The other room is an L-shaped office where the owner conducts her business Both walls and ceiling here are paneled. Please note that when I used the word “paneled” here , I am NOT talking about cheap 4x8 sheets of cheap fake wood - this is good stuff, done right.
Upstairs, one master bedroom features its own dressing room. Ceilings are box-beamed with paneling. A full bath is off this room. The other master bedroom is even bigger, if you can imagine that. It has it’s own bath, too. The library separates the two and this room functions as access to the other two bedrooms and the third full bath. Two stairways lead off the library and a pull-down stairs give access to the attic.
Outside, the rich and opulent colonial appearance of the interior gives way to a more European feel, with stuccoed walls and exposed exterior beams. The home is hidden in its own tiny forest of gigantic spruce and maple trees, with cedars interspersed in places. There is a 20x30’ 3 car garage. You will find a 12x28’ shed (old) and 2 sections of lawn enclosed by chain link fences to make it dog safe. There is also a 12x66’ concrete pad where a trailer once stood. It has its own septic.
The price is surprisingly low for what this home can offer: $399000. Low taxes (on the entire 194 acres it’s under $6000). We are willing to discount some if someone takes it all. All appliances are included: range, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, washer and drier. There are some mirrors and light fixtures that will not stay as they have sentimental value to the owner. The fixtures will be replaced with good quality ones before the closing.
|Heated Sq. Ft.||4,089|
- Wood floors
- 12' x 28' shed
- 3-car garage
- Appliances included
- Box-beam ceilings
- Paneled walls
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