Friday Fixer-Upper: 1905 Victorian in Stamford, New York
by Rachael Meyerink
This 1905 Victorian was originally built as an inn with a commanding view of the mountains. It has a tower, a mansard roof, and almost 8000 feet to explore. First order of business for the lucky rehab-er- pluck off those fire escape staircases!
7 Academy St, Stamford, NY 12167
8 bedrooms, 8 baths, 7,904 sqft
THE MOUNTAIN VIEW HOUSE: This Former Inn has Limitless Possibilities for those with imagination. It commands the Grandest and most Complete View of Mountain and Valley to be obtained from any house in the Village, and only a short walk to all stores, post office, bus stop, etc. The Grand Entrance leads you to the Oak Staircase that goes up four floors with long hallways, and the rooms are endless. There are Ceilings made of Wainscoting, Wood Floors and Oak Trimmed Doors. Continue up to the Private Cupola Room which has Stained Glass Windows and Amazing 360 Degree Views. Convert this Old Gal back to Her former Glory Day’s or make a new use for it…the possibilities are indeed Endless!
Full listing available at Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties.
AUTHOR RACHAEL MEYERINK
Rachael Meyerink resides in Sioux Falls, SD and is a Midwestern girl, born and raised. To her, “home” feels like sun shining through windows paned in wavy glass, an extra sweater on cold winter days and a window fan humming in the background in the heat of summer. In short: home feels like an old house. She and her husband have owned three such houses in their 15 years together- a 1923 American Four Square, a 1960s ranch and finally, an 1889 Queen Anne listed on the National Register of Historic Places. By day she works as a pediatric dietitian, and on nights and weekends, rehabs her old house with her husband. Her three children, yellow lab, ginger cat and five chickens complete their family. She keeps an online journal of her old house rehab adventures at myqueenanne.wordpress.com.