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211 S. Geneva St. Ithaca 14850 Show on map

Lease Start: 08/01/2024

Monthly Rent: $$2250

Four-bedroom, two-bath cottage with fenced-in yard, downtown in Henry St. John Historic District.  Legal for three unrelated (or four if two are related).  Currently has a Vet School student with two kitties and one small dog.  Openings for two more people to share.  For more info and full photo tour: (Newman Cottage).

This 1885 carriage barn was converted to dwellings in the 1920s or ‘30s.

The main house was built by Levi Newman in 1845. Levi was a steamboat builder and Village Trustee who made his fortune with the advent of the Erie Canal. At that time the house was a classic Greek Revival.

The expansion of the main house and the construction of the carriage barn were undertaken by the second owner, Isaac Newman, in 1884. Widowed after his long marriage, Isaac left his Enfield farm and moved downtown to be near his son Jared Newman (future mayor of Ithaca and founder of Cayuga Heights). Jared and his sister Ellen had been boarders in the house in the 1870s when they were students at the Ithaca Academy and at Cornell.

The expansion resulted in a unique house that is a hybrid of the Greek-Revival and Eastlake styles. The carriage barn, with its embossed tin roof and “barn-lite” windows, was a classic Eastlake construction. But its remodeling into a duplex circa 1930 left behind Art-Deco hardware and details.

In 2011-12 we renovated the cottage into a “single-family” so that we could install a large laundry room and separate living and dining rooms, although the house still has two side-by-side front doors. The cottage is tucked at the back of the fenced property, which has a patio and barbecue area and some gardens.

Fully furnished, including linens and decor; full beds
Central Air
Blackout curtains
One bath with full tub shower and one bath with shower only
Kitchen with original “Youngstown” cabinets and IKEA uppers; “gourmet” appliances
Large family-style dining room
Large laundry room with front-loading W/D
Living room with large-screen LED TV and player piano
Fenced-in yard with patio, barbecue and gardens (shared with owners in main house)
Back porch for dry bike storage
Utilities and 1GB internet included
Off-street parking for 2 cars
Central location; four-minute walk to the main bus hub

4 Bed

2 Bath

On Street

A few photos inside

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