Canajoharie, New York
AT A GLANCE
Located 40 minutes west of Albany on Interstate 90, on one of the many marinas on the Mohawk River – Erie/Barge Canal system, Canajoharie is the home of one of the largest collections of world famous artist Winslow Homer. Canajoharie is just 30 minutes from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and is in the heart of the region of James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Leatherstocking Tales” and the “Glimmer Glass Opera.”
This historic Cotswold limestone mansion overlooks the Canajoharie Creek and Park. It was built by Dr. James White, one of the village founders, for his wife, and the home is still known in town as the White House. The estate features 85 feet of the Canajoharie Creek. It is two blocks from downtown and the marina, and is on the Erie Canal walking tour.
Presently, the White House is in the process of restoration. Much of the work has been completed, including the main electrical, and the home is awaiting the buyer’s final plans. There is a newly-poured cellar floor, and many windows have been replaced, as was the roof in 2005/2006, with manufactured slate.
A total of five stories, about 6,000 square feet, overlook the Canajoharie Creek and borders the town’s park. The second level has been renovated, and can be used as an apartment, condo or two more bedrooms and bathrooms for a bed and breakfast.
The main floor of the White House has a living room, dining room, library, kitchen, den and utility room. The next level has four large bedrooms with closets and room for individual bathrooms. The top level, which was formerly the servants’ quarters, has three rooms, one of which is a great room with 25-foot ceilings.
The original woodwork, shutters, doors and cast brass hardware are intact. The mahogany and walnut staircase, along with two granite and soapstone fireplaces, are also original to the house.
For more information, call Daria Schewe at 518.584.3607 or visit
THE WHITE HOUSE
Location-20 Moyer St., Canajoharie, NY
Housing Type-Partially renovated limestone “castle”