About the apartment: Completely remodeled from top to bottom in the last two years. The kitchen is beautifully remodeled and updated with tiled floor and tiled back splash, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and unique lighting fixtures, giving the kitchen space character and warmth. All the original hardwood flooring has been refinished, walls have been freshly painted, and the chandeliers in the living and dining space are vintage and gorgeous. In addition to the beautiful crystal chandelier in the living room, the space also boasts gorgeous stained glass windows, and tall ceilings. There is a private screened-in side porch, complete with a ceiling fan and outlets, located just off the living room, leading to a private side yard as well. The master suite is spacious, and has it's own private bath, also completely remodeled. The second bath, located just off the hallway on the second floor is also newly remodeled and beautiful. There is a full, finished basement space, entry located just off the kitchen. Engineered hardwood flooring, freshly painted laundry/living space, also great for additional storage.
About the home:
During the Battle of Plattsburgh, Samuel Lowell's wife was held captive by British soldiers at their headquarters, the Boynton Farm. During her time with the solders, she was forced to work as their personal cook. Rumor has it that Mrs. Lowell, during her forced-labor, hid a keg of British payroll gold in a nearby water-well. After the British left Plattsburgh and Mrs. Lowell was let go, she and her husband dug up the gold and with it moved to the other side of the city where they built this beautiful brick federal style establishment.
In 1825, Mr. Lowell decided to add the two story addition on the east side. The home was passed on to Lowell's only daughter 20 years later. In 1863, she sold the lot to S.P. Brown who literally doubled the size, adding the West wing as well as the Stair tower, the painted murals on the walls and ceiling, and changed the outside appearance to fit the popular “Italianate” style.
Seven owners later, my business partner and I bought the home in December of 2014. We took the existing home (which was converted to apartments in the 1980s) and we are currently restoring the entire thing, one section at a time. The original pieces are being revived and the pieces that cannot be revived are being replicated.
The property has since been used for multiple media projects. (Including the first season of “If These Walls Could Talk,” Season 14 of “Renovation Realities,” scenes from an Independent film shot from a filmmaker at UVM in Spring of 2015, and multiple photo shoots for companies, and musicians.
Downtown Plattsburgh is just a few short blocks away, as well as the marina, and walking/bike path.+ More