This highly recognizable and historic 1870 Victorian mansion in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of New York (Corning) is seeking its next owner after a 20+ year restoration effort by a local engineer. Situated among the tree-lined streets, this home overlooks the Corning Valley and Chemung River from high up on the city’s Southside Hill. Minutes from downtown Corning, 10 minutes to Corning Hospital, 14 minutes to the ELM airport, 45 minutes to Ithaca,
2 1⁄2 hours to Canada, and ~4 hours to NYC. This unique and highly featured property is centrally located in the northeast, while nestled in the quiet and rural, yet vibrant city of Corning, NY. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 6,581 sqft, this home boasts seven fireplaces, high ceilings, ceiling fans, and wood floors throughout. On the main floor, the center foyer leads to a stately dining room with gas fireplace, an open parlor with working coal stove, a large solid oak paneled living room with gas fireplace, and a bright and airy kitchen with granite countertops, reverse osmosis drinking water system, and prep sink next to the stove. The parlor opens to a fully glassed-in, wrap-around porch with ceiling fans, working transoms and screen doors, and carved stone thermostat-controlled gas fireplace which together with the two story floor-to-ceiling bow window architecture, create some of the home’s most spectacular architectural elements. A hand carved oak staircase leads up past the music room/office, then on to 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the second floor. Additional oak stairs lead down from the kitchen to an entertainment room, with large screen TV, surround sound and Ethernet connection to the office. A partially hidden servants’ stairway leads up from the kitchen to meet the top landing of the main staircase. Off the kitchen is a large paver patio with grape arbor & fire pit, cobblestone-style driveway for 3-5 cars, and a relatively flat yard. The Cedar Street entrance is used as the main entrance, with the family entrance through the back door into the kitchen. The historical main entrance is on 5th Street, where preparations have been made for the return of the historical main stairway to 5th Street. The house features new and highly efficient central forced air gas heating, central air conditioning (with humidity control), surprisingly low utility bills owing to a high degree of insulation, and ceiling fans in nearly every room for total comfort. Fully wired for cable and phone, and currently running on high speed fiber internet and WiFi. Contact Real Estates Broker – Graydon Locey at 607.425.6888 for a full feature list and utility usage or to set up your private showing.
Updated on September 7, 2021 at 2:54 pm