This is my foray into the world of suburban house hunting and my endless battle with normalcy and sameness.
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 $1,500,000 10 Bed, 5 Bath | 36,000 Sq Ft on 2 Acres | MLS #29115519
Property Information for 49 Florida Av Listing Saved 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 Lighting Listing Information Refreshed at 6:19 PM PT (13 minutes ago) Added on Aug 10, 2009 (155 days ago) To access this page directly, use http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/49-Florida-Av_Amsterdam_NY_12010_1111679127 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. Directions
I-90 to Exit 27, to Rte 30N, Right onto Erie, Left on Florida Ave. Additional Rooms
* Great Room
* 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
Accessibility Features Acc Bath Sidewalk Wheelchair Age Description Estimated Appliances Range w/Oven Refrigerator Some/All Negotiable Washer & Dryer Basement Finished Area Rec Room Basement Desc Finished Area Rec Room Bath Desc Area Basement Bedrooms Fireplace Type Fire Place Wood Condition Excellent Dining Rm Fireplace Type Fire Place Wood Exterior Brick Stone Exterior Features Lighting Exterior Finish Brick Stone Family Rm Fireplace Type Fire Place Wood Fuel Natural Gas Oil Garage Desc Attached Garage Description Attached General Taxes Description Estimated Handicap Access Yes Heat Hot Water Radiator Heat Fuel Natural Gas Oil Heat System Hot Water Radiator 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 View Off Street Parking Yes
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 Locale County: Montgomery School District: Amsterdam Rooms 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! http://www.amsterdamcastle.com/Amsterdam_Castle/Home.html
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: http://www.fultoncountyny.com/dianascastle/realestate.html
The place is also known as...Diana's Castle. Now I think that's got to be a sign no?