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173 Main St.

Franklin

$245,000

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SOLD

A rare opportunity in a village that's on the National Historic Register. This well cared for 1818 Federal which once served as an inn and stop for travelers on the Catskill Turnpike, is now a bright, cheerful and very comfortable home. Every high-ceilinged room is flooded with light. The side porch entrance leads to the dining room with chestnut floors. Once the taproom, the room features the original stenciled wainscotting. Two formal parlors, both with working fireplaces, a downstairs bath with shower and a gorgeous vintage marble sink makes creating a downstairs master an easy change. An absolutely charming oak-floored kitchen with big Victorian era built-ins and a bonus dining area with pellet stove extend toward the back. There's a full pantry, a glassed-in sunroom and a back staircase with wonderful wood-grain painting on the balustrades. The front stairs lead to a switchback to a sunny landing. From there you'll find three spacious bedrooms, one with fireplace, a delightful full bath with clawfoot tub, an office/nursery, laundry room, and the hall to the back leads to a back parlor that could also be a sunny art studio or office space. There's a walk-up attic and a full basement that, town lore says, hides a tunnel that was part of the Underground Railroad. A manageable yard overlooking the school ball fields, plus a spacious two story storage building that could become a workspace or studio completes the offering.