by Elizabeth Finkelstein
I’m a sucker for an Italianate-style home, thanks to my years in Brooklyn spent ogling rows upon rows of beautiful brownstones. I love the proportions, the perfect mix of straight lines and luscious curves, the exaggerated paired brackets, and of course the cupolas! This fixer-upper is located in the tiny village of Interlaken, New York. I checked out Google Street View, and there’s another gorgeous look-alike Italianate directly across the street.
3601 West Ave, Interlaken, NY
5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,412 sqft
Lot Size: 1.5 acres
Classic 1865 Italianate home on beautiful 1 1/2 acre lot in village of Interlaken, built by O.G. Wheeler, of the Wheeler Banking Co in Interlaken. Lovely mature plantings & great organic gardening space. Restoration project started: new Geothermal Heat pump system 2007, main floor updated electric, upstairs includes new soy based spray foam insulation and studded walls for master suite. Hardwood floors through most of main level. Living room has been lovingly restored and is filled with sunlight. You can finish this project and own a piece of history. More details at house.
Full listing available at RealtyUSA.
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AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”