Welcome to the historic White House
Located 40 minutes west of Albany on Interstate 90 (exit 29), on one of the many marinas on the Mohawk River/Erie Barge Canal system. Canajoharie, NY: www.canpal.org, is the home of the third largest collections of world famous artist, Winslow Homer, just 30 minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, and in the heart of the region of James Fennimore Coopers Leather stocking Tales and the Glimmer Glass Opera.
This historic Cotswold granite mansion is an imposing structure overlooking the Canajoharie Creek and the Park. It was built by Doctor James White, one of the village founders, for his wife, and is still known in town as "the White House". The granite used in its structure, was from the same local quarry as the Brooklyn Bridge. The house has 190 feet on the Canajoharie Creek, is two blocks from downtown and the marina, and is on the Erie Canal walking tour: www.nycanal.com,
It is presently gutted & in process of restoration. The bull work has been completed, along with the main electrical, awaiting your final plans. There is poured cellar floor & many windows have been replaced, as was the roof with manufactured slate.
Total of 5 stories (about 6,000 sq ft) are terraced to the Canajoharie Creek & borders town park, while there are 3 stories at street level.
The 2nd level has been renovated, as an apartment for caretaker, condo, or 2 more bedrooms & baths for BnB. Presently rented for $700 + utilities.
The main floor has space for living, dining & utilitiy rooms, library, kitchen, den, with the next level providing room for 4 large BRs with closets & BAs. The top level (former servants quarters) has 3 rooms, inc great room with 25 ft ceilings.
Original woodwork, shutters, doors & cast brass hardware, & mahogany & walnut staircase, along with 2 granite & soapstone fireplaces, mint condition are intact.
The condition is ideal for renovation in the design & usage needed by the new owner. Perfect site for condos, apts, corporate or event venue, commercial retail office space, single family home or YOUR Bed & Breakfast. Zoned mixed use.
Listed for $249,000 but now asking $239,000.
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