Historic House Listings

Inventor of motion picture machine lived here! Over an acre in New York. $449,900

January 14, 2024

This was originally home to the inventor of the motion picture machine, Willard Charles Lipe. It was designed by architect, Archimedes Russell. The house was built in 1903. It is located on 1.37 acres in Syracuse, New York. The house features a large wrap around porch with original tilework, grand foyer, hardwood floors, beautiful staircase, leaded glass windows, crystal chandeliers, gorgeous stained glass windows, wainscoting and crown moulding. There is a detached carriage house that has been renovated into a gueshouse. Eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and 4,686 square feet. $449,900

Contact Michael Gaulin with Hunt Real Estate ERA: 315-682-7197

From the Zillow listing:


Constructed in 1903, this home was designed by Archimedes Russell, a renowned architect and architecture professor at Syracuse University. It served as the family residence of Willard Charles Lipe, the multi talented Syracuse pioneer, who was credited with inventing a motion picture machine and forming the Rollway Bearing Company. A sweeping portico leads to a grand foyer and graceful staircase that whispers stories of a bygone era. The stunning details include oak columns, mahogany coffered ceilings and magnificent stained and leaded glass. The mansion boasts a collection of beautiful rooms, each with its own unique character, including a library and family or music room. The carriage house, which was also fully renovated, can serve as guest or in-law quarters with a full kitchen, family room, marble-trimmed bathroom and Jacuzzi tub, and bedroom. Do not miss this opportunity to make one of Syracuse’s historic beauties your next home.



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