Catalpa House in New York For Sale
Catalpa House is an 1806 historic gem in Rensselaerville, NY. The whole town of Rensselaerville is a perfectly preserved 1800s village popular with artists, journalist, photographers and chefs.
Catalpa House even has its own website, blog and Facebook Page. For sale, the house is listed as a spacious country home to buy or convert it into a bed and breakfast.
The Catalpa House history page says: The house was built by Franklin Frisbee of Brandford, Connecticut to be a store, ballroom, tavern, office and home to the Frisbee family. It was in the 1880s that the porch and gingerbread were added to the home. In 1922, Edith Lounsbury turned it into a boarding house and added more rooms. She was famous for serving large Sunday chicken dinners throughout the downstairs rooms until she closed in 1974. After that, it was a popular bed and breakfast until 2012 when it became a private residence.
Listed as a Pristine Georgian Colonial at 5032 Delaware Turnpike Rensselaerville, NY
Old House Dreams shared that Trulia has an older listing showing how the house looked before it was painted blue.
Catalpa House was named after the Catalpa tree. Owners of the house have been told the Catalpa tree on their property is the “second largest Catalpa tree in the entire state of New York.”
CATALPA HOUSE has:
6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms
4,300 square feet and is
CHARMING AND DELIGHTFUL, IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE IT HAS SIX BEDROOMS AND FOUR PLUS BATHS.
MARVELOUS ENTRANCE DOORS THAT REMIND ME OF SALOON DOORS. THE HOUSE DID ORIGINALLY HAVE A TAVERN INSIDE OF IT AMONG OTHER THINGS.
Kitchen’s been updated. Way in the background, is that an old-time icebox? Anybody know?
NEW LAUNDRY ROOM
The original wide-plank painted flooring is what get my attention when i first saw the house.
BEDROOMS AND BATHS
I think Catalpa House is a historic treasure. It has led an interesting life especially the part when it was a store, tavern and ballroom.
See my Historic Houses page where all the old houses are displayed like the two homes below.
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Oh my gosh I was thinking the same thing! What fun it would be to do an evening tour! How ghoulishly delicious!
Thank you Ms. Sarah, if you think it is an impressive historic house, I know it has passed a good test.
It’s that time of year for haunted houses isn’t it? This house probably has a lot of fabulous stories to tell if only it could talk.
Thank you, thank you for saying you think it is an old icebox too. BTW, I appreciate you very much.
I love historic homes. I always imagine they are haunted and then my imagination takes it from there. Love this house. It’s so quaint and has that “feels like home” air to it. That laundry room really caught my eye too!
Lots of historical details were preserved when this house was restored and I wish the floors in the downstairs area could have been preserved like the upstairs. It really makes a difference to the overall feel of the space.
It does look like that is an old icebox Sue. Most of the rest of the kitchen is a bit too modern for this house imo, but it’s very nice nonetheless.
I’m blown away at the asking price, considering all that’s been done and the size of the home.
Love the blue color on the exterior – it really makes the house pop.
The wide plank floors – amazing!
Very impressive house!
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