It’s not often that homeowners can start from scratch when furnishing a “new to them” home, but that’s exactly what happened here. When the owners sold their previous home, a large rambling farmhouse in the Finger Lakes, the buyer bought 90% of their furniture and furnishings! This suited them, as they like to let the architecture and style of a house dictate the type and color of furnishings. In the past, they have lived in a 3-story contemporary home on the Hudson River, a century old Arts & Crafts home near Cleveland, Ohio, a Cape Cod in Maryland, a 90-year-old farmhouse in New Paltz, NY, and the aforementioned 150-year-old farmhouse. Corn Hill became home in March of 2006 and this home was on the tour that year. Almost everything has changed in the intervening eight years!
This home was the first Fitzhugh Street “new build” (1982) by Mark IV Construction (who also built Corn Hill Landing on the Genesee River.) It has a surprisingly private feel given the proximity of neighboring homes. Note the beautiful, diagonally laid walnut floors in the living room.
The few pieces of furniture the homeowners kept from their previous home are family antiques, including the sewing machine and armoire in the living room.
This home is one of six legal two-family homes on S. Fitzhugh Street. As such, it has a separate one bedroom apartment at the rear of the home which is also open for the tour today.