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Converted Schoolhouse Home For Sale Fort Hunter NY

292 Main St, Fort Hunter, NY 12069, USA


4,650 SqFt Converted Schoolhouse Home for Sale, Fort Hunter, NY

Location is Everything, “As Is” Multi-Functional Home/Business Opportunity!

 Small town living with all the amenities in the surrounding area. Surrounded on all four sides by NY State Park Land, this 1880’s 4 classroom schoolhouse, sitting on a .9 acre lot, lives big on a small footprint. Grassy fields lead to the “olde” Erie Canal in back, the “new” Erie Canal in front across the street, the Schoharie Crossing Museum and Aqueduct on the third side, with a state-owned field on the fourth. Privacy in a small-town setting.

Paths on each of the canals and the near state-wide paved bike path provide many venues for walking, running, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, or just for a truly lovely stroll. The historic Schoharie Crossing Museum is your nearest neighbor and provides much with nature walks, various history talks, storytelling events, yearly “Canal Days” festival, and geocaching events, among others.

The Schoharie Creek is a stone’s throw away with the Aqueduct visible, and the Mohawk river a very short stroll down the street.

The Union School, as it was known, was built in the late 1880s as a “state of the art” school for that time period. The school’s classrooms are each nearly the size of a small home with the rest of the areas bringing it to a total 4,650 sq ft of space.  Perfect location as it is minutes from Interstate 90 and Fonda exit.

Potential Uses:  Would be a terrific Bed and Breakfast, primary home with 2 studio apartments upstairs, Home school/ Charter, multiple business opportunities such as dance studio, office space, wedding venue, etc.  Live in and work out of your own home! 

  •  School Building: 4 large 24’ x 32’ classrooms {2 up and 2 down} with 11’ high ceilings and 6 large windows in each. {4} 8’ x 8’ cloakrooms {2 up and 2 down}. Large center hall entrance with two sets of double doors and a large, beautiful staircase. 1 room at the back of the center hall at 12’ x 20’. Added to the first floor at the back is an 8’ x 20’ solar room and an 8’ x 20’ covered porch with a six’ x 60’ older deck attached. A stone standup cellar and a full attic above. Topping it off is a bell tower rising above the front entrance. Classrooms have some blackboards remaining, original trims and moldings, interior doors and wainscoting, wood floors, and all windows replaced. Being an “as is building” it goes to say that varying degrees of repair and work is needed.
  • Current home encompasses 1 classroom, the back center hall room, 2 cloak rooms and the solar room leaving the rest of the rooms to be determined.  Uses for the first-floor school room include some ballroom dance classes, movie night {has a large, motorized movie screen}, and band to practice.
  • Owners are currently living in these areas as work progresses on this. It has an open concept Kitchen/Living area, Bathroom, Bedroom, Utility/Laundry room as livable. Kitchen area has lovely marble top counters, a large marble top island, and open library-type shelves for your dishes.

Other Room by Room:

First-floor classroom: Wood chalkboard, wood panel {coffered} ceiling, original plaster, original trims and wainscoting, spruce floor, 2 large ceiling fans, pellet stove, French exterior door to back porch, older replacement windows, baseboard heat, powered large movie screen.

First-floor center-hall: 2 sets of original entry doors, original plaster, original wide staircase with black walnut railing, original trims and wainscoting, under stair section with cellar entry door.

Basement: Heavy 30” stone walls in need of some more attention, dirt floors, 200-amp breaker box with manual generator connection, all plumbing is insulated from basement, outside entry, new replacement windows on site. The entire underside of the first floor for the whole house and all rims have 3” of high-density spray foam insulating heat and water lines and insulating house.

Second-floor center-hall: Original Pine floors, original trims, and wainscoting, a nice size space, older replacement windows.

Second-floor cloakroom: Former bath, currently has new plumbing run to floor {under}, older replacement window, original trims, and plaster,

Second-floor cloakroom: Original trims and plaster, older replacement window.

{2} Second-floor classrooms: Formerly living area for past tenants, original trims and wainscoting, pine floors, some wood blackboards, {6} older replacement windows in each, new baseboards and boiler circuit lines run.

Back Second-floor center-hall room: Storage, original trims and plaster, original door leads to back roof {possible 60’ x 8’ second floor back porch?}

Attic: Few floorboards laid down, all new replacement windows, access to bell tower by ladder, contains piles of maple hardwood flooring, and piles of well-worn original pine flooring.

Bell Tower: Access by ladder, has 8 new replacement windows, a neat, up in the trees high, hangout.

Exterior: Original wood siding, slate roof, treed fence lines on two sides with large maples shade the front, .9 acre, nice lawn, new stone driveway with a circle turn-around and lots of parking, large older septic, New well, shed for storage, small chicken coop and enclosed run, 500-gallon propane tank on slab {homeowner owned}, New fenced garden, newly started raised beds for annual garlic and horseradish, new mini orchard and berries {peaches, plums, cherries, pears, nectarines, hazelnuts, various grapes, raspberries, blueberries, goji berries.} {garlic, horseradish, asparagus}.

Materials on site: New concrete siding {matches existing siding}, 10 rolls aluminum coil stock for trims, some rigid insulation, 5×5 locust timbers for raised beds.  Have older quarter-sawn white oak library cabinets and cabinet fronts for kitchen and other, cellulose, sink for ½ bath.

  • These are the systems that are new: New drilled well, waterline and well pump, New pressure tank, three-stage water filter, manifolds, Pex water supply lines, New on-demand hot water, New drain lines, and soil lines.
  • New propane boiler with {6} zones {4 down and 2 up}, All new supply lines and circ pumps, baseboard radiators, owned 500-gallon propane tank.
  • Washer and dryer, Kit stove, Microwave/fan, Refrigerator, Farm style kit sink, Bsmt. De-humidifier. 36 New replacement windows {has 29 older replacements}, 3 new exterior doors.
  • Shower, toilet, pellet stoves. Exterior items…

Close to shopping, hospitals, and all you need, and only a day trip Adirondack Mountains and the Great Sacandaga Lake -20 mins., Saratoga -1\2 hour, Albany area -1/2 hour, Cooperstown -1 hr.

Priced to Sell $199,900. Contact Pete Martino at 315-269-3487 for more information or to schedule a showing.

Property Documents

  • Address: 292 Main St
  • Zip/Postal Code: 12069
  • Country: United States


Updated on April 14, 2022 at 12:18 pm

  • Property ID: NYOR502
  • Price: $199,900
  • Property Size: 4650 Sq Ft
  • Land Area: 0.9 acres
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1890
  • Property Type: Deals Pending/Sold
  • Property Status: Sold

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Pete Martino, Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner
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