Beyond the wrought iron fence, stands one of Cooperstown’s finest village homes, known as the Worthington House, built in 1802 with 5, 200 square feet of living space. Built by Ralph Worthington, this house is an excellent example of the early Federal style in the village. It was enlarged by the builder’s son, John Richard Worthington, in 1845 and named it the White House. Enter into a grand front foyer with a lovely curved sweeping stair case with wide pine treads, high ceiling and long hallway. Stunning formal dining room boasts plaster moldings, interesting ornamental ceiling art, indoor shutters, pine flooring, 6/6 windows and a fireplace with marble mantel. Over 12′ high ceiling in this 24’x18″ room. Federal moldings, marble fireplace, indoor shutters, 10′ high ceiling and pine floor showcase the formal living room. The cozy den/library with the original built-ins surrounding the fireplace. There is a marble top center island with sink, dishwasher and extra storage in the eat-in kitchen, with double ovens, 6 burner/plus grill cook top, refrigerator, plenty of cabinets, walk-in pantry, computer area and, indeed another fireplace. Powder room, laundry room and fantastic mudroom with shelving, built-in benches and space for all sporting equipment. A butler’s pantry is located between the living room and kitchen, off a side entry. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, office/den and three full baths and may be accessed from both front and back staircases. The master has two walk-in closets. The walk-up attic has interesting post & beam construction and there is plenty of space for storage. Above the three-bay detached garage is a two-bedroom, one full bath apartment with private entrance and history of rentals. Located one block from Otsego Lake, adjacent to Cooper Park, two blocks from the Bassett Campus and walking distance to the Clarks Sport Center and both Cooperstown School campuses, this home is truly in a wonderful location!
Updated on September 30, 2021 at 2:05 pm