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Sold. Deal of the Day! That staircase! The views! Two acres in New York. $219,000

November 13, 2020

Lake Champlain views! How about that staircase! This brick landmark home was built in 1874. Known as the W. H. Stower House, it is located on 1.5 acres in Essex, New York. I love Second Empire style homes. This house has original hardwood floors, a grand staircase, wide baseboards and pocket doors. Beautiful solid doors throughout! There are original windows. The house does need brickwork done on the exterior and the owner has estimates from a mason. Just imagine this house restored with those amazing lake views! Six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,725 square feet. $219,000

Contact Lauren Murphy with Heritage Properties of the Adirondacks: 518-963-7876

From the Zillow listing:


The W. H. Stower House (former Essex House B & B), built ca1874, is a well-preserved Second Empire brick landmark on 1.5 acres just north of the historic hamlet of Essex, NY. 6 BRs/3.5 Baths on 3 floors. Central hall w/circular staircase to all three stories. Handsome period trim & grain-painted doors throughout. Fireplace w/decorative mantel & surround in front parlor. Pocket doors in DR. Spectacular views of Lake Champlain from many east-facing windows & from a roomy 14′ x 22′ covered side porch. 200A electrical service, oil-hot water furnace w/cast iron radiators. Full cellar w/ laundry room, boiler room, dry storage area & exterior entrance to spacious back yard. There is a partially renovated kitchen space but w/o fixtures/appliances. House needs extensive exterior brick, eaves & rear porch repairs, as well as associated structural reinforcement and is being sold in “As Is” condition. Owner has estimate of repairs from local masonry contractor.


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