Bugby's Place -- 310 W State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 -- is a graduate/professional "semi-cooperative" house near the Commons, with eight bedrooms and four bathrooms, new in 2019. Several openings for August 2023.
Visit the website rosetreeithaca.com for a "virtual walking tour" and photos/info about the property. All the rooms are fully furnished including queen beds. Windows have blackout curtains and individually-controlled, super-quiet Mitsubishi mini-split HVAC units for temperature control summer and winter. Bathroom share with one other resident; bathroom includes two medicine cabinets, 38" shower, plenty of linen storage.
The house is on the National Register and was renovated over 2017-2019 with all new plumbing, electricity, insulation, HVAC/central air, full sprinkler system. All electric high-efficiency heat pumps; no fossil fuels. Gourmet kitchen has an induction stove and other high-end appliances including two extra-large refrigerators and two sinks. Separate large dining room with dry bar and beverage fridge; large standing freezer in basement. 65" tv and electric fireplace in the living room. Residents keep a neat house and are a mix of graduate students and working people. Currently no pets, but up to two dogs or cats are allowed with agreement of the housemates. Limited off-street parking but there may be a space open. Security cameras and lockable package safe.
This co-op shares a private (locked) fenced-in backyard and patio with the new carriage house at the back of the lot, which is a separate 6-bedroom co-op. Covered, lockable bike storage. Padlock-accessed parcel safe and security cameras. Raised-bed gardens, landscaping budget. Convenient bus stop around the corner, and a short walk to the main bus hub.
The house is a semi-cooperative, with opportunities to be social and independent. (For example, tenants may host occasional board game nights or dinner parties.) There is always the option to socialize or cook with other housemates, but no obligation. Tenants can answer any questions about the running of the house. Residents are expected to attend monthly house meetings and to vote on house policies (such as use of common areas, division of chores, etc.) Current tenants do the initial screening.