Historic Home with Pool, Garage and Workshop at 20 W. Hughes Street in Belfast NY


This beautiful, historic 1850s Greek Revival town home in excellent condition is looking for new owners to add to its already enriched and lively history.

The property offers 2,167 square ft. of living space inside the main house and boasts 5 bedrooms and 2 and a half baths to offer more than enough space for a large family to reside.  This very special and unique-for-the-area home could also be seamlessly transformed by an enterprising group into a Bed & Breakfast or an Airbnb investment property.

From first glance, you can’t help but notice the symmetry of the white pillars on both the front and the side welcoming porches, and the tall windows and their darkened shutters to make the accents stand-out.  The prominence of this home from the street is distinctive – a lantern lined brick path leads you to the charming entrance on top of a wide spanning porch where a red front door pulls you in for a grand welcoming. The large side and back porches provide beautiful outside space tucked away to host family events or to just enjoy bird watching or coffee sharing in this classic small-town neighborhood.

You’ll love the spectacular hardwood floors, built-in shelving, exposed beams, high ceilings and large custom windows that provide natural light to fill the space. From the unique wallpaper to the original moldings around doors and windows, the homes’ special charm wraps in the novelty of modern features as well.

The first floor features a front hall foyer, large living room, formal dining room, den, and kitchen. The spacious eat-in kitchen has elegant cherry cabinetry, a breakfast bar and a central island. The gorgeous living room has a large brick fireplace with a recently installed (removable, if desired) gas insert that makes this room a cozy place to gather around.  The formal dining room is generously sized, features an original fireplace, and is perfect for entertaining a large number of guests. Next to the dining room there is a cozy den where you could have an office or just a quiet place to sit and read. The lighter, off-toned carpet colors adjacent to tastefully chosen wall treatments and curtains, along with natural brick and historic accents makes this home feel so elegant.

The second floor can be reached by two sets of stairs. You will find a generous master bedroom that features a walk-in cedar closet plus an additional nice closet, a built-in bookshelf, and an original façade from a fireplace that once heated the home.  The primary bathroom contains a jacuzzi tub, standup shower and a spacious cherry wood vanity and cabinetry. Four additional bedrooms (including one child-sized bedroom) branch off from the upstairs walkway. One of the four contains a full bath and is privately tucked away in the layout, making a perfect (overly accommodable) guest suite.  It is surprising how many spacious closets and extra storage space there is in this vintage 1850s home, including a dry cellar tucked beneath the home which has been used as an extra pantry and hobby room.

Behind the home hides a backyard paradise of greenery and perennials with a custom heated in-ground pool, a pool house and a large gardening shed, a two-tier wraparound porch and a detached garage/barn. The sizeable deck can be split into two sections; one for grilling and soaking up sun while the other accommodates for lounging or extra dining space with built in benches and a charming pergola to provide shade. A small yard sits in-between the fenced-in pool and driveway offering more room for activities. Truly a perfect spot for summertime or autumn parties.

The garage/barn has space for one vehicle inside and a carport on the side.  It contains a very large heated workshop and an additional heated hobby room equipped with a sink. Upstairs in this historic structure is a huge storage space with a lofty ceiling.

The layout of this home could easily become a desirable Bed & Breakfast, or it could also serve as an investment property for someone looking to provide an Airbnb – either opportunity would be a welcome option for visitors to the region!  It’s close walking distance to the local school, to downtown and to the Internationally known Bare Knuckle Boxing Museum and Hall of Fame, a short drive to Rushford Lake, just 7 miles from Houghton College, a half-hour from Alfred University or Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, and 20 minutes from Cuba Memorial Hospital.  The region itself is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, including the spectacular Letchworth State Park, just 20 miles away.

This home has so much to be seen and savored, you will be truly impressed.  With so few homes like this available on the market in the region, the new owners will be acquiring a gem.  What’s unusual, too, is that the buyers will be able to move into a classic historic home that is ready to simply enjoy, or they will be able to begin hosting guests as new Inn owners since the home has been so well cared for and tastefully modernized throughout the past nearly 200 years.

Offered at $249,900.  Contact Amy Werner 585-610-8934 for more information and to schedule a private showing.

6-12-2022 lq#87622


0.38 acres








Southwestern Region


Sold, Active


Investment Opportunities, Residential

Amy Werner - See more listings by Amy Werner

Licensed Title: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Phone Number: 585-610-8934

Email: amy@nyhomequest.com

"Amy was born and raised in Allegany County and has lived there her whole life. She has two children, one in high school and one in college. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves photography and seeking adventures in the outdoors. She is an enthusiastic member of the community and currently serves as vice president on the board of education for the Genesee Valley School District. Amy earned her degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Alfred State College and has worked in the field for 23 years. She also serves as an instructional support technician for the sciences at Alfred State College. She has made a high level of commitment to her real estate education and is a licensed professional realtor specializing in residential properties. With her work-life experiences, she pays particular attention to detail, is dependable and has a strong passion to help people. She is excited to be working in the real estate market and is ready to help you find that perfect home."

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