Well loved Victorian in the heart of Voorheesville. Currently used as a one-family home, but is also a legal two-unit home. Simply close the pocket doors to the parlor and the dining room and it will convert back to a two family home, with two private entrances and two fully functioning kitchens.
The exterior of the property features classic Queen Anne elements including a turret, patterned gable shingles, wrap around porch, decorative detail, multi-colored paint and oval stained glass windows. Perennial gardens provide a lovely backdrop for this architecturally interesting home.
The interior is just as stunning. Original floors, woodwork, light fixtures, coal fireplace (non-working), cistern pump, pocket doors, claw foot tub and so much more are still intact and in exceptionally good condition.
Renovations have preserved the architectural integrity of the style. A 1997 kitchen update features dark cherry cabinets that blend with and incorporate existing built-ins, pass-through window and panel doors. The angled granite counter is wide enough to accommodate stools - a perfect spot for a quick meal or to keep the cook company.
A four-season sunroom and office addition are barely noticeable as an expansion since their exterior has the patterned shingles, decorative detail and asymmetrical shape of the original house. The sunroom is bright and cheery on even the snowiest winter day and in summer is a prime vantage point for appreciating the season's blooms.
As a single family home, there are a minimum of four bedrooms. The second floor living room would be ideal as a large master bedroom with a sitting area and the adjacent kitchen could transform into a walk-in closet, bath and wet bar/mini kitchen.
If used as a two unit property, the first floor has two bedrooms, living room, formal dining room and sun room. The upstairs apartment would likely have two bedrooms, kitchen, living room and a nook for an office.
Many functionally important and costly items are quite new: boiler (2010), hot water heater (2009), oil tank (2010), central air on 1st floor (2010), wall oven and built-in microwave (2011).
In addition to all the house has to offer, there is also a large barn included "as is". With some investment, the barn could become a garage, workshop, studio and possibly even a second story apartment if the house is used as a one family home.
If you are a fan of Victorian homes or appreciate the quality and character of older, well maintained homes, you will want to see 45 South Main Street. This is a unique opportunity to own a stunning Queen Anne in a small, friendly community close to Albany.