Stately 1832 Greek Revival listed on the National Register of Historic Places and known as the Captain Waterbury House. It has been referred to as a perfect example of the Greek revival style by Prof. emeritus James Kettlewell, Phd, the leading expert on historic architecture in Saratoga Springs New York. Prof. Kettlewell identifies the property, and it appears prominently in his book, “Saratoga Springs: An Architectural History” (Lyrical Ballad Book Store; First Edition, 1991). It is widely acknowledged to be a “jewel” of the historic district.
The property has been described as a “Walker’s Paradise” as documented in walkscore.com: “Franklin Street has a Walk Score of 96 out of 100. This location is a Walker’s Paradise so daily errands do not require a car.”
Originally used as a single-family residence, the Capt. Waterbury House has been lovingly maintained. It has a first-floor variance for professional office (easily and lawfully converted to an owner’s residence), a second floor one bedroom apartment and a rear two-story two-bedroom apartment. The overall condition is excellent and features modern electrical and plumbing, city approved parking lot with six spaces and first floor ADA access and bath. It can be easily returned to its original use as a single-family residence. Recent improvements include a new roof, mahogany front porch deck, pre-engineered hardwood flooring, newer hot water heater. The rear apartment has new plumbing, washer/dryer, and paint. The upstairs apartment has newer washer/dryer and paint.
The significant historic architectural elements of the house have been preserved. Front Doric columns are the original fluted wood as are the Greek Reviaval moldings, molding detail work, and intact, unaltered 19th century triple hung floor to ceiling first floor “six over six pane” glass windows. The parlor contains a fireplace with native oak mantle. Entry to the parlor is through eight-foot sliding pocket doors. the house is framed in Hemlock beams timbered from the nearby Adirondack Forest. The house has to be seen to be believed.
Updated on May 25, 2023 at 1:21 pm