About This 1790 The Pinney Tavern In Roseboom New York
Seldom does such a historical property come for sale. The Pinney Tavern was a life-long restoration project for its former owners, now deceased. And you can reap the fruits of their careful labor. It is on both State and National historic registries, which protects the exterior (but not the interior) from out of character changes. There is about an acre of land here, within the Historic District of a very quiet tiny hamlet outside Cooperstown, with another 34 available, beautifully landscaped, and set back from the road.
The Tavern was a spec project, only built in 1790, by George Hyde Clark (of Hyde Hall fame) and sold within the year to Joshua Pinney, who operated it as a tavern in addition to using it as his residence. It is well-kept and large, with over 5248 square feet under the roof (not all can presently be used for living space), And it is very original, restored exactingly where it needed work. There are 7 – count ’em 7 – Rumsford fireplaces here, refinished plank floors throughout, wavy-glass 12/12 windows, period-appropriate stenciling, faux painting, a dry & brick-floored basement, tons of storage space, found in 2 attics, a large 2 story woodshed and also in far more built-in cabinets and nooks and crannies than would normally be found in a home of this era. It has a total of 18 rooms, 6 of them bedrooms, and 3.5 of them baths. A two story portico with a wooden block faux stone lower enclosure towers across the front and a circular drive complements the grand feeling one gets when you first see the property. Heat is hot air and radiant floor (one room) and there is a new hot water heater and oil tank. All appliances, a safe, and all light fixtures stay. A good drilled well services the home.
This is a home that begs to be used for additional purposes, professional offices, home business, B&B, whatever is in keeping with its historical character. It’s proximity to Cooperstown pretty much guarantees success as a B & B.