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The Limestone Mansion

Cherry Valley


Peerless (adj): Without equal, unrivaled.


Cherry Valley was once a bustling business hub, home to schools, industry, – the busiest town west of Schenectady, enjoying a perfect position on a main route to the American frontier.
Abraham Belcher's stately, six thousand square foot stone home on Main Street was designed by Bronx architect Nelson Whipple, who also designed the First Presbyterian Church around the corner. Featuring three full floors, twelve bedrooms, double parlors, and chestnut woodwork fashioned by the craftsmen working at the town's melodeon factory, it is a showplace of Second Empire opulence, from the towering ceilings to the mercury doorknobs.

The current owners purchased the Belcher home more than thirty years ago and have painstakingly preserved its historic charm while updating its systems.

Operating as The Limestone Mansion, it has been a successful German restaurant and a bed and breakfast, while the nearby carriage house was converted into a pub/meeting space with a two bedroom apartment above.

There is a commercial kitchen, miles of new electrical wiring, new plumbing, and six septic tanks - everything needed for a commercial use. The Limestone Mansion is a gracious historic residence perfectly set up for commercial use, or easily restored to a rambling private home. Available fully furnished with business and bookings for $599,000.

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