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Historic Three Acre Country Estate

   ” Picture yourself, pulling into the circular driveway hidden behind the 20’privacy bushes and suddenly, before you, is a house like you’ve never seen before…a red brick 1800’s Victorian of your dreams…you admire four gleaming white pillars and an arched stairway inviting you to enter the welcoming front door.  You can hardly wait to get inside, but you must first take in the beauty of the exterior… your eyes are immediately drawn upward to the intricate corbels adorning the roofline and the cupola on top.  You see the graceful two tiered porch off to your left with more white pillars and decorative spindles. You notice a graceful 12′ wide wrap around porch that surrounds almost three quarters of the home, with the original cobblestone surface.  Abundant flowering bushes and landscaping enhance its natural beauty. You notice beyond the house the lush green grounds perfectly manicured, and another long driveway that leads to the rear of the property.  Off in the distance is a large unique, barn. You can’t wait a minute more to get inside!  As you walk up the steps you have the image of stepping off a horse drawn carriage and slipping back in time. You enter through the front door to a twenty seven by nine foot foyer, ten foot ceilings, and a beautiful open stairway.  There are handsome wood floors with a different inlay bordering each room.  To your right is the formal parlor and it is adorned by a beautiful fireplace with marble surround, intricate crown molding in a floral pattern, and what is assumed to be an original, almost three foot diameter, crystal chandelier!  To your left is the twenty four by fifteen foot living room with another fireplace, an extended area with three sets of French doors leading to the wrap around porch.  Lovely crown molding completes this room as well. From there you enter the large formal dining room with two more sets of French doors leading outside to a beautiful expanded side porch with an eating area overlooking the grounds. On the first floor there is also a library with the same intricate molding as the parlor, a full bath with crystal light sconces, kitchen, large family room over a 2 car garage and full walk out basement, screened in porch, and a first floor laundry room with a half bath.  Off the kitchen is the servant’s stairway which leads upstairs to five bedrooms and three full baths. One of which is a “His & Hers” off the master suite.  The lady’s bath is crowned with a lovely crystal chandelier and crystal wall sconces. The master bath is enhanced by magnificent closet doors and masculine fixtures.”

I read the above account when I was looking for photos of Victorian homes.  For years I dreamed that after my husband would retire from the U.S. Navy, we would find a house just like this one and settle down. Alas!  It did not happen that way.  I think that the quote is, “Life is what happens when you are making other plans.”  Don’t get me wrong.  I am very happy in our home here in Charlotte.  But, I want to share with you the interiors of this home in Lockport, New York.  It is currently on the market according to the real estate listing for $365,500.

Here are more details:

Grand Manor” living. Original character and elegant charm still remain with many original details in this 5 bdrm, 4.5 bath home. Meticulously maintained through the years. Parlor w/crystal chandelier & marble fireplace, 10′ ceilings, exquisite detailed crown molding, inlaid hdwd floors. Beautiful private grounds with woods bordering rear of property, perennial gardens and a large attractive barn. Tall bushes create additional privacy at front of property. Walk to County Club, town, bike and walking paths, private school.”

Are you ready to see it?

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The foyer is 27′ by 9′.  Look at the woodwork and the stained glass window and the pocket doors and inlaid floor.
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 The parlor is adorned by a beautiful fireplace with marble surround, intricate crown molding in a floral pattern,  3′ diameter, original, crystal chandelier.
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Here is a photo of the huge formal dining room with two sets of french doors leading outside to a beautiful expanded side porch with a dining area overlooking the grounds
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The kitchen is not the open concept that is so popular with home buyers today but it is correct for the period of the house which is circa 1860.
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11’x15′ Library with custom made bookshelves and intricate crown molding.
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Large Master Bedroom with a wall of floor to ceiling closets, “His & Hers” Master Bath.  The lady’s bath is crowned with a lovely crystal chandelier and crystal wall sconces.  The Master’s bath is enhanced by magnificent closet doors and masculine fixtures.
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I would think that most little girls would enjoy growing up in this charming bedroom.
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Lush green grounds with perennial gardens,  flowering trees and many 100+ year old trees enhance the three acres of manicured grounds.
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And then, just when you think that it cannot get any better, you see the large attractive 60’x 30 ‘barn with  a partial 2nd floor and another 45’x 25’barn in a similar style behind this one.
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There you have it…the home of my dreams.  Maybe it is the house of your dreams, too.  You can contact the realtor:  wozers@yahoo.com
I shall always love an old house
For in those timbers strong
Are love and life and memories
Of children’s carefree song.
A house that’s used to wind and rain
And a towering oak above
Used to sunshine, laughter and lilacs,
Will protect those who give it love.
—-author unknown
 Create and be happy!
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