Idyllic lake country living...exceptionally restored historic brick home...romantic setting.....business opportunity...come and explore the possibilities!
A beautiful Italianate-Victorian style home, which was lovingly restored by the current owners, is available for purchase as either a turnkey Bed and Breakfast or as a single-family home. Designed by renowned architect Andrew Jackson Warner, the home was built in 1873 to be the home of William Smith, founder of William Smith College. The home is adjacent to the Smith Observatory and just up the street from the historic Smith Opera House.
The home is nestled on 3.2 park-like, landscaped acres in the city of Geneva, NY. This charming small town was recently awarded $15 million from New York State to cement its historic status as the gateway to the nationally recognized Finger Lakes Wine Trail, as well as the launching point to one of the largest of the Finger Lakes, beautiful Seneca Lake.
The front of the home features quarter-cut white oak floors with black walnut inlay, floor-to-ceiling windows, and original, 100-inch tall chestnut doors. Four large bedroom suites feature their own sitting areas and renovated private baths. The fifth suite is comprised of two adjoining bedrooms; each with their own dedicated sitting areas, and a shared, gorgeously renovated bath. The common areas of the home are both bright and welcoming, and include a deep, old-fashioned front porch with incredible views of the expansive lawn, as well as the large yet still cozy parlor, complete with the original fireplace and massive, wavy glass windows. The spacious dining area, which adjoins the parlor, is the perfect spot for lingering over a homemade breakfast and features a one-of-a-kind wall design painted by local artist, Kirsten Burrall. The full butler’s pantry kitchen, which is connected to the dining room, rounds out the portion of this exquisite home that is currently used as a B&B.
The living space situated towards the back of the home, currently used as the family living quarters, is comprised of a modern kitchen with cherry cupboards, granite counter-tops, and a deep island, as well as a cleverly included side entry way. The inviting living room also features a beautifully exposed brick wall and easy access to the four expansive bedrooms. This section of the home features 2 ½ lovely renovated baths, as well as a second-floor sun porch with amazing views of the mature tree grove in the back lawn.
The newly built 2-car garage includes a workshop area, a partially finished second floor, which is currently used as a game room, and a lovely covered porch on the back.
With ample parking for guests, a beautiful, expansive lawn with natural gardens and mature trees, and a carefully and gorgeously renovated historic house, the only thing missing from this wonderful Finger Lakes living opportunity is you!