Tuesday, January 12, 2010

49 Florida Av Amsterdam, NY 12010

Every once in a while I run across a piece of real estate that is so amazing I actually lean forward in my chair to see details in the photos and then I go hunting on the web to see if I can't get more info on her.
This is most assuredly one of those properties.

49 Florida Av Amsterdam, NY 12010
10 Bed, 5 Bath | 36,000 Sq Ft on 2 Acres |
MLS #29115519

Property Information for 49 Florida Av
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Property Features

Single Family Property
* Status: Active
* Age: 117 year(s) old
* 10 total bedroom(s)
* 5 total bath(s)
* 4 total full bath(s)
* 2 total half bath(s)
* 50 total rooms
* Approximately 36000 sq. ft.
* Handicap features

* Style: Mansion
* Living room
* Family room
* Kitchen
* Basement
* Kitchen is Working Only
* Basement is Finished Basement Area, Recreation Room in Basement
* 4 or more fireplaces
* 4 or more car garage
* Attached parking

* Heating features: Hot Water, Radiator,Natural Gas, Oil
* Inclusions: Range w/Oven, Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer
* Exterior construction: Brick, Stone
* Roofing: Asphalt Shingle
* View
* Approximately 2 acre(s)
* Lot size is between 2 and 5 acres
* Utilities present: Public Water,Public Sewer
* School District: Amsterdam

Interior Features
Cable Hook-Up,Security System,High Speed Internet Acc,Cathedral Ceiling,Vaulted Ceiling,Walkout Basement,Gourmet Kitchen,Built-In Cabinets,Laundry Area, Laundry Room/Area in Basement,Accessibility Features: Bath Access, Sidewalk, Wheelchair Access
Exterior Features
Listing Information
Refreshed at 6:19 PM PT (13 minutes ago)
Added on Aug 10, 2009 (155 days ago)
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This listing is brokered by
Keller Williams Capital Dist
Office: (518)724-5800

Single Family Home
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 4 Full
2 Half
Square Feet: 36,000
Taxes: $17,629
# Fireplaces: 5
Year Built: 1893
Garage Size: 9
Lot acreage is: 2
School district: Amsterdam
MLS Number: 29115519


DO YOU WISH TO BE A PRINCE OR PRINCESS? Do you dream of living in an Castle? Do you wish for an indoor basketball arena or an helicopter pad? Now all this can come true. The Amsterdam Castle, with everything you ever wished for and more... One the most MAGICAL and captivating homes in Upstate NY. Only 30 min. from Albany and Saratoga. This enchanting castle is completely renovated and zoned comm/res. Celebrate holidays in the spectacular ballroom. A Royal Master Suite for You and many more for guests.

I-90 to Exit 27, to Rte 30N, Right onto Erie, Left on Florida Ave.
Additional Rooms

* Great Room

Interior Features

* Basement laundry
* Basement/rec room
* Cable television available
* Cathedral ceilings
* Handicap access
* Hot water heat
* Natural gas heat
* Oil heat

* Public sewer
* Public water
* Range/Oven
* Refrigerator
* Security system
* Vaulted ceilings
* Walkout basement

Exterior Features

* Asphalt shingle roof
* Attached parking
* Brick exterior
* Garage spaces: 9

* Off street parking
* Stone exterior


Accessibility Features
Acc Bath Sidewalk
Age Description
Range w/Oven Refrigerator
Some/All Negotiable Washer & Dryer
Finished Area Rec Room
Basement Desc
Finished Area Rec Room
Bath Desc
Area Basement
Bedrooms Fireplace Type
Fire Place Wood
Dining Rm Fireplace Type
Fire Place Wood
Exterior Features
Exterior Finish
Brick Stone
Family Rm Fireplace Type
Fire Place Wood
Natural Gas
Garage Desc
Garage Description
General Taxes Description
Handicap Access
Hot Water
Heat Fuel
Natural Gas
Heat System
Hot Water
Interior Features
Built-In Cabinets
Cathedral Ceiling Gourmet Kitchen
Vaulted Ceiling Walkout Basement
Kitchen Fireplace Type
Fire Place Wood
Living Rm Fireplace Type
Fire Place Wood
Lot Description
Off Street Parking

MLS ID: 29115519
Style: Other
Year Built: 1892
Total Square Footage: 36,000
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 6 (Full: 4 3/4: 0 1/2: 0 Other: 2)
Above Ground Sq. Feet: 36,000
Status: Active
Total Rooms: 50
Fireplaces: 5
Parking Type Description: Attached 9 cars
New Construction: No
Lot Information
Acreage: 2
Financial Considerations
Estimated Annual Taxes: $17,629
County: Montgomery
School District: Amsterdam
Room Location Dimensions
Bedroom 2nd Level
Bedroom 2nd Level
Bedroom 2nd Level
Bedroom 3rd Level
Bedroom 3rd Level
Bedroom Main Level
Bedroom Main Level
Bedroom Main Level
Bedroom Main Level
Bedroom Main Level
Dining Room Basement
Dining Room Main Level
Dining Room 2nd Level
Family Room Main Level
Family Room 2nd Level
Kitchen Basement
Kitchen Main Level
Living Room Main Level
Living Room Main Level
Living Room 2nd Level
Living Room 2nd Level
Living Room 3rd Level

and I've discovered it has a website!

and a little more info on it
Today's home is a unique opportunity, the chance to own your own castle. Amsterdam Castle was built in 1875 by Issac Perry for the state of New York National Guard in Amsterdam, New York. It's now a 36,000 square foot private residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are 50 rooms, including a 10,000 sq ft ballroom, a rifle range, and a fallout shelter and billiard room. There are four turrets and three living wings and the castle also has a 10-car garage and onsite parking for 40. The castle has recently been used for movies and rented out for overnight stays as well as weddings (the ballroom rents for $990 for four hours). It is listed at $1.195 million.

I just found this as well:

The place is also known as...Diana's Castle. Now I think that's got to be a sign no?

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