This 1860’s Italianate home has many original details with essential modern updates. Located in the historic district of Franklin, New York, a vibrant arts village in the western Catskills known for its live theater, chic Antique shops and Farmers market.


Four bedroom, three bathroom home | 2,820 square foot home on .5 acres | Wrap-around porch | Jotul stove | Trough pool on deck | Two-story detached carriage house | Deep & Private yard | Asking $310,000

Listed by Susan Barnett at Upstate County Realty. View the original listing. For showings or inquiries, contact sbarnettre@gmail.com or text/call (845) 514-5360.


The home is laid out on two floors, with a rear extension formerly used as an art gallery with separate entrances. A stunning wrap-around porch surrounded by mature plantings provides a lush covered view of the historic village. The front door enters through the formal stair hall, with a small office and powder-room with new roman plaster walls. The adjacent formal living room with floor to ceiling windows is sunny all day, and is connected to a formal dining room with access to the porch overlooking the side yard. The tall ceilings, original mouldings and wide-plank pine flooring provide a grand place to entertain inside and out.

The large eat-in kitchen with a separate side entry door has solid maple cabinets, corian countertops and an original butler’s pantry. A den off the kitchen has a cozy Jotul stove perfect for movie night or board games and has a corner view into the rear yard. A door leads back out to a private sun deck, where the current owners have a trough pool for keeping cool in the summer. The first floor is rounded out by a 3/4 bathroom and a large laundry/mudroom.

The second floor has a large primary bedroom with ample closet space, and an additional rear stairwell that could easily be converted into an en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom is also large and sunny. The two additional small bedrooms sit on the corners of the house and provide plenty of additional space for guests, an office etc. A large full bathroom with peg-rail is centrally located in the upstairs hallway. The upstairs was upgraded for energy efficiency with new composite windows and a fully insulated attic.

The full, unfinished basement houses the utilities, which is currently being used for storage, but has the ceiling height to be a finished basement. The house has seen significant electrical, plumbing and structural upgrades, and has been lovinging maintained over the years.

Unlike most village properties, 595 Main Street has an extra deep lot, which provides privacy when needed, but the house is located within a stone’s throw of bustling cafes, a restaurant with rotating international menus, a new boutique atelier, antique stores, and a village swimming pool.

The owners have done thoughtful landscaping and gardening, providing gorgeous seasonal blooms and a level lawn invites garden parties and lawn games.

Franklin is an established arts community that is home to Yoko Ono from when she and John Lennon bought a house on 600 acres north of the village. Just 20 minutes to Delhi & Oneonta. Coming soon (October 22) is a new gourmet grocery store that will sell local meats, cheeses, produce, wine & beer. Current shops and places to visit on Franklin’s Main Street include: International cuisine from The Tulip & the Rose, clothing by Gary Graham 442, plus antiques and home goods from Kabinett & Kammer, Blue Farm Antiques, and LAVA | atelier. To complete the idyllic picture, don’t miss Northstar Blueberry farm, which overlooks the village of Franklin, NY.