3167 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Source: John Mitchell Real Estate.
If you are into baseball, beautiful scenery, a historic village and lake activities, including boating, swimming, fishing and jet skiing, then this circa 1908 farmhouse on almost an acre of land just might fit the bill. We lived up near Cooperstown for several years and spent a lot of time there. You won’t want to miss the Baseball Hall of Fame. In fact, my daughter’s college boyfriend was in the minors, a pitcher for the Auburn Doubledays, and we went to see him play at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Bob Costas and Gregory Hines were there that day, too. The area is just bursting with things to do. Ostego Lake and Cherry Valley and Roseboom, two of my favorite hamlets, are close by, and you have to go to Brooks Barbeque for the greatest barbequed chicken you’ll ever have in your life. It was funny, because we are now transplants to Huntington Beach, California, where my husband and I help out with my daughter’s and her boyfriend’s business, Rita’s Italian Ice. A local family came into the store, heard our accents and said they had just returned from vacation from Cooperstown. They raved about a chicken place they had eaten at, and of course, I knew they were talking about Brooks. Two weeks later, they brought me a gallon of Brooks Barbeque Sauce that they had shipped from New York.
Anyway, isn’t the exterior of this house just lovely? The listing says its was bult in 1908, but I’m thinking it might be earlier. It looks like a small Greek Revival to me. Apparently, according to the realtor, the photos do not reflect the current condition of the interior of the house. A porch with gingerbread, a sunroom and an original and fabulous front door. The owners did extensive work on the house, but due to neglect, it needs rehabbing again. The main issue is the roof which caused water damage to the ceilings. It features hardwood floors, a fireplace, and look at that gorgeous built-in!
See full listing here.