Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A village cottage in
Trumansburg, New York
For Sale by Chris Vann
Warren Realtors
Ithaca, New York


The house as viewed from the street.
A mature American chestnut to the right, Bradford pear to the left.

The two-story garden/storage barn, original to the property. Loaded with character.

A closer view of the barn. A large, mature trumpet vine's on the right, a climbing euonymous on the left.

The back deck is shaded in the afternoon. This photo shows midday.

Dahlias near the front steps.

Looking into the corner of the front and side porches.

Side porch is to the left, front porch behind the photographer.

The side porch looks east.

The front porch.

The living room.

The living room looking toward the street and front porch.

The family room.

Gorgeous views to the numerous mature trees, providing abundant shade.

The breakfast nook. It's a bit more spacious than this but it's hard to photograph.

Upstairs. The small bedroom.

The medium sized bedroom.

(Missing, coming soon: Master bedroom.)

View from the bathroom into the neighbor's perennial garden.

Close-up of some of the neighbor's flowers.

Corner shady garden in the back.

Bleeding hearts and Forget-Me-Nots in springtime.

Azaleas, ajuga and Forget-Me-Nots in springtime, on the corner of the back deck.

The house is in the best neighborhood in town (we're a little biased, ahem)
...a perfectly quiet, family-friendly neighborhood in a small, central NY village.
Kids make friends and walk to school together.
Neighbors visit as they walk their dogs.
Numerous young families with strollers and toddlers walk up the street, as well.
Privacy is important to the residents of Strowbridge as well as friendliness.
Neighbors move in and stay a long time here.
The Washington, Strowbridge, Seneca and McLallen Street families have a block party each summer. No one does that anymore!
Being on a side street there's very little traffic, maybe one car an hour.
Halloween is big and old-fashioned in this part of the village.

Trumansburg is known for its progressive school system, rich cultural activities and abundant community spirit.
This is one of the coolest, most vibrant villages in Tompkins County, New York,
featuring a restored downtown with full amenities, quirky shops,
great eateries and a full schedule of great, live music.
Many families have chosen to live here because of its small size,
safe neighborhoods and fabulous community ambiance.
It's why our family chose to live here...
it reminded my parents of their little villages in Norway and Scotland.
The Farmer's Market is THE place to be on Wednesday afternoons,
with evening family movies through the summer.
Commuting to Ithaca is a breeze.
Riding the bus to Cornell takes about 25 minutes and costs $3/round trip.
The walk from this house to the bus takes just 5 minutes.
Schools, playgrounds, churches, CSA,
Farmer's Market, library, post office, shops
and eateries are all within walking distance.

Speaking of the house: it has all the quaint charm of a circa,
turn-of-the-century (1900) village home and includes 1,326 square feet.

Only two families have occupied the house in the more than 100 years since it was built.
Our family moved here in 1963.
There is a lovely two-sided front and side porch as well as a back deck.
Three bedrooms and a bath are upstairs.
Downstairs is a living room, family room, breakfast nook and kitchen with laundry hook-up.
Hardwood floors throughout, downstairs floors are carpeted.
Closets were added to each of the bedrooms
plus a roomy coat and storage closet is downstairs off the front hall.
Below is the half-basement, all original stone foundation.
A two-story storage/garden barn is original to the property.
A comfortable back, side and front yard with mature trees and flower beds
complete this peacefully quiet property.
Croquet, badminton and soccer have been played here.
It takes just an hour to mow the yard with a push mower.

Won't you stop by for a visit?

Call Chris Vann at Warren Real Estate:
Office 607-277-2660 Ext. 5242
Cell 607-279-0871
Fax 607-277-2669