Architectural Spotlight of Ellicottville

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A Country Manor
Story and Photos
by John Thomas
Staff Writer


Just a  short way out in the country is a home on just over three acres that feels a bit like an old country estate.  Large mature trees grace the home with shade, and provide a cooling breeze.  In the back the property borders a cornfield and looks out to the nearby hills.  An old green apple tree frames the view.  Towards the rear of the lot a barn contains an ATV and other grown-up toys.

Inside the home has been restored with loving care.  In the living room the original bay window has been preserved.  It looks out to the field across the road.  Here, and as well as in the dining room the floors are hardwood cherry.  They are simply gorgeous, and give the home a refined and graceful touch.  The dining room is large enough to hold a traditional dining table.  Off the end of the dining room an old porch was walled in to provide and office (read man-cave) for the gentleman of the house.  The kitchen is large enough to accommodate a breakfast counter.  The dark wood cabinets are set off by the light green counter-tops and tile backslash.  The master bedroom is on the main floor.  It features a large-walk in closet.

Located in Great Valley this home offers the best of both worlds, a quite country setting, (several farm stands are just down the road) and yet still close to the “big city” of Ellicottville with golf, skiing, shops and restaurants.  It’s a country manor in the heart of Western New York.  For more information about this property contact Amy DeTine Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker at ERA Team VP, and HoliMont ERA  716-583-3769.

Mature trees provide shade and a cool breeze to the house. You can see the original bay window.

The large dining room easily holds a country style dining table. At the far end the man cave can be seen.

Dark wood cabinets lend a manor-like flair to the kitchen.

The the bay window add a touch of grace to the living room. Note the handsome dark cherry wood floors.

The spacious master bedroom has a walk in closet.

An old apple tree frames the view of the hills in the background.