Upstate NY Victorian with a Boiled Down Pricetag

19 W. Main St., Norfolk, NY 13667


Source: Pat Collins Real Estate

I had just been released from the hospital with my first child, when my husband and father-in-law decided to take a 10-hour trip to visit my husband’s sister near Norfolk, NY. Needless to say, I stayed home with the baby, but much to my dismay, they came back owning a 22-acre lot. The plan was to build a house up there. I was against it. It’s near the Canadian border and much too cold for my liking. Plus, I wanted an old house with character. A few years later, my husband wound up selling his half of the property back to his dad when the old house we eventually purchased needed a whole new heating system. (Now here in Southern California, we don’t even need a heating system. No cold, no snow and no $4,000 a year heating bills!)

If you like snow, the country life and older homes, then this circa 1900 Victorian might very well suit you. It features hardwood floors, original trim, doors and a gorgeous staircase with a stained glass window at the landing. French doors separate the two parlors, and there is a pretty bay window in the dining room that lets in a lot of sunlight. The yard has plenty of room for a vegetable garden, and, believe me, the two-car garage is a necessity in winters up there.

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