Fading Beauty/Former Tavern near Cooperstown, NY, $100K

  |  December 10, 2021
italianate farmhouse

Built in the 1850s, this Italianate farmhouse served as a local tavern, situated north of Coopertown’s Otsego Lake.

A cool one-hundred large will land you this lovely old home, but it’s going to take a bit more scratch than that to get it back to its former glory. It’s not all bad news, however. Sure, the exterior paint is peeling and the cute green shutters are all askew….

italianate farmhouse

…and there might be some ceiling damage (and mold??), as well as some beat-up trim…

…but it could be a-whole-lot worse. The kitchen is big and seemingly functional (we would consider trying to keep the vintage oven if it still works)…

italianate farmhouse

…and the dining room built-ins don’t look half-bad.

The 2,280-square-foot house comes with hardwood floors and main staircase that leads up to two huge bedrooms on the second floor.

italianate farmhouse

The property includes a two-acre parcel of land, located about nine miles north of Cooperstown, NY, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Glimmerglass Opera, and Brewery Ommegang. If you’re in the market for a full-time residence or part-time getaway – and you’ve got a healthy renovation budget plus an interest in restoring an older home – this could be The One.

Envisioning the restoration of this Italianate farmhouse? Find out more about 5484 US Highway 20, East Springfield, NY from Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

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