About the property
Averill Cottage, a historic and luxurious five bedroom home was built in 1763. This stunning property sits on over two acres with rolling lawns to the 225 feet of Otsego Lake direct frontage. A block from Main Street, situated up from the street and framed with a stone wall and flagstone steps, the main entrance is inviting, yet private. Spanning over 5,000 square feet, this magnificent waterfront residence graced by ten-foot ceilings, cherry parquet floors and floor to ceiling windows is a haven for gazing at Otsego Lake from multiple vantage points.
Dutch doors open to the foyer, with the original pine stairway and plaster walls. The front parlor, with bookshelves behind paneled closets, working fireplace and original arched parlor doors, leads to a formal elegant dining room. The room is inviting with a fireplace and a beautiful Bay window with breathtaking panoramic views of Otsego Lake. The addition, added in 1980, opens to a kitchen keeping great room with dining and glass oversized sliding doors to the expansive rear porch. The porch is perfect for entertaining, originally added in 1980, the porch has recently been completely refurbished. This room offers built-in sideboards, recessed lighting, skylights, exposed beams, tiled and wood floors, and a wood burning stove. Warm and welcoming.
A Butlers pantry, now used as a laundry and a “mudroom”, is off the kitchen, with an entrance from the two car plus attached garage. Plenty of closets and a laundry sink. A powder room is in the hallway. Conveniently located on the first floor, is a large in-law or au pair suite, complete with a full bath and kitchenette. The suite opens onto a back terrace and private gazebo. The private master bedroom presents ten-foot ceilings, multiple windows and an opulent en suite marble bath with double inlaid sinks and walk in shower. The landing is spacious, perfect for a chaise lounge for resting and reading. The back staircase, from the kitchen, leads to three additional bedrooms, two full baths and generous closets. This home is located in the Cooperstown Central School District with 855 students throughout grades K-12 with a student teacher ratio of 12:1.