Splendid Second-Empire in Otsego County, NY, $335K

  |  August 28, 2020

This elegant 1880s Victorian in the town of Morris, NY offers a-whole-lotta house on a-whole-lotta land for an affordable listing price.

And why are we all the way up in Otsego County, NY, north of Delaware County and about two hours’ drive west of the Hudson River? Because, in case you haven’t heard, residential real estate prices are an upward swing here in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, so we headed toward Central New York/Finger Lakes, where you can get a five-bedroom home on nearly 60 acres of under $350K.

1880s Victorian

This one, located outside of the village of Morris, NY in southwestern Otsego County, is exactly the type of home we were hoping to find during our field trip west: One that’s packed with character and history, with its antique details still intact, sitting on a large piece of land.

1880s Victorian

In addition to five-bedrooms, the 3,772-square-foot interior includes a wealth of late 19th century details like the double front door, high ceilings lined with crown molding, ornamental corner brackets, and hardwood floors.

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Bring the whole family together in the first-floor formal dining room adjoining the big country kitchen…

…and, on the second floor, four bedrooms means privacy for everyone, plus an upstairs parlor that could be a family room or fifth bedroom. The home’s North Wing stands out as its own apartment with a separate entrance.

1880s Victorian

Wander the system of walking paths that encircle the 58.28-acre lot, or take a more relaxing tactic by lounging on the screened-in porch.

Streams and meadows make up portions of this large property, as does a granary and restored barn. Try your hand at farming, or simply exist at a slower pace here in this rural spot situated about 16 miles west of Oneonta, NY.

1880s Victorian

Picturing a serene life in this 1880s Victorian home? Find out more about 2145 State Highway 51, Morris, NY from KW Upstate New York Properties

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