127 Park Ave., Cobleskill, NY 12043
This reduced Victorian with a Cobleskill, NY, address has come down substantially in four months. I am well familiar with the lovely town of Cobleskill, since we lived there for four years in the late 1980s. A Walmart and a slew of stores have since cropped up in the outskirts of town so there is plenty of shopping, and historic downtown has a green and beautiful brick buildings. We lived about five miles out in the gorgeous countryside. Our second old home was an 1880s tri-gable farmhouse on 15 acres. It sat atop a foothill of the Catskill Mountains in stunningly beautiful Schoharie County. The interior was not as grand as our Long Island, NY, Victorian, but the quiet, pastoral setting more than made up for the home’s drafty windows and lousy heating system. After we sold it, the new owners apparently couldn’t take the heating bills. We went back to show the younger kids our old home, and it was gone. The new owners had knocked it down and put up a modular.
Here’s hoping this circa 1860 Victorian doesn’t meet the same fate. It actually is located a few miles outside of Cobleskill in a small hamlet called Seward. We almost purchased an old Masonic temple in Seward about 30 years ago. It was going for $12,000, had gorgeous tin ceilings and pigeon poop everywhere. I was pregnant at the time and talked my husband out of it. This Seward home has no pigeon poop, thank goodness, but features a great staircase, wood floors, fabulous windows (including stained glass) and original doors and trim. The standout detail is that amazing built-in! That’s not to discount the stained glass. The colors and shapes are wonderful for a home this price. The more I inspect the photos, the more wonderful details I find. Note the bullseye on the newel post, the lovely honey-toned wood and the original hardware!
From the realtor.”Victorian style Home with lots of renovation potential . Original flooring, trim, staircase , nice floor plan includes 4 Bedrooms, Porch, Barn and back yard. Use your creative skills to bring the home back to its former character! Proof of funds letter requested with an Offer, the home is being sold AS IS.” The original price was listed at $47,500 back in May of 2016 and has incrementally been reduced to $29,900. Won’t someone restore this reduced Victorian to its former glory?
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