For $1.5 Million, Live in an Upstate Red Victorian Lighthouse

Posted On Mon, April 4, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, April 4, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes, Upstate

New York City has its own Little Red Lighthouse, but it’s definitely not a place you could live in. You’d have to go way upstate for that — this historic red lighthouse, perched on the shores of Lake Ontario in Hilton, New York, is now on the market for $1.5 million. (Surprisingly, it’s not the only lighthouse property that’s been offered as living quarters!) Known as the Braddock Point Lighthouse, it was built in 1896 and fell into disrepair in the 1950s. A buyer eventually restored the building to its original Victorian glory and the lighthouse has since been occupied by only three families. You might be tempted to be the next.

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

Past a gated entry, you’re inside an idyllic lakefront property, with the lighthouse, a carriage home, even a historic old buggy on display. The grounds cover 148 feet of waterfront along Lake Ontario.

ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

The interior was restored with Victorian furnishings, which makes it feel like you’ve stepped back in time once inside. And some interior details look original, like the elaborate mantlepiece in the living room, the wooden fretwork and the wood floors.

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

The carriage house has a different look, with beamed ceilings and tons of wood details. We love the ship chandelier, which perfectly fits with the nautical details throughout the property.

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

Back at the lighthouse, bedrooms and their bathrooms are located on the second floor. Talk about decked out interiors!

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18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

18 clearview avenue, facade, lighthouse

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Our absolute favorite thing about this property? There are plenty of places to sit back and enjoy the beauty around you. While the home has its own casual sunroom, you’ve got an even better option for views. Inside the lighthouse tower, climb the spiral staircase to a sitting area and deck from the very top. Waterfront living just does not get any better than that.

[18 Clearview Avenue by Michael R. Franklin for Franklin Ruttan]

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