Color Us In-SPIRED by this Queen Anne Victorian in Ostego County, NY, $89,900

  |  January 18, 2019
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Restoring an old Victorian home is no joke. But, this Otego  Victorian contains too many architectural details to pass up.

This c.1882 home up north is in decent shape, according to the listing photos. There’s no denying its need for de-carpeting, re-painting, repairs, and kitchen/bath updating. Even so, the original features and details deserve preservation, so we’re hoping someone with means can scoop up this grand old dame and make it shine again.

First off, there’s curb appeal. The 2,668-square-foot home features a Moorish Revival turret, which is a fairly rare sighting in a Queen Anne Victorian (another example of local Moorish Revival: Olana in Hudson, NY). Note the onion-shaped dome with spire:

But, the details don’t end there. You’ll find inside: an open staircase, original woodwork, pocket doors, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and stained glass.  Two living rooms, formal dining room, kitchen, pantry, storage room, and bath round out the first floor.

There are four bedrooms upstairs, along with a full bath and second kitchen. Don’t need a second-floor kitchen? Now you’ve got room for an office, den, playroom, or fifth bedroom. The back staircase leads down to the kitchen, and up to the walk-up attic.

Otego village is in Ostego County, which is located about 15 minutes west of Oneonta. It’s more than 3 hours from NYC, situated within rural surroundings. If fixer-uppers and five-figure turn-key properties, Ostego County is the place to go. The village of Otego is a cute, historic town full of charming vintage homes, like this one.

Sits on a quarter-acre plot walking distance to village businesses.

Want to polish up this Otego Victorian? Find out more about 331 Main Street, Otego from Benson Agency Real Estate

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