This grand Victorian brownstone is fully restored with many original architectural details. Now you can have a classic home, with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, central air conditioning, working fireplaces, and a private back deck and green space. The grand entryway with ten feet ceilings and open floor plan is ideal space for creating, eating, and entertaining. The home features an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and two and half bathrooms – including one with the original claw foot tub. Three working fireplaces with marble mantels punctuate the living room and bedrooms. The original parquet floors glimmer below the chandeliers and crown moldings. The third floor features original stained glass and an updated laundry room. Closet space abounds in the bedrooms, including the custom walkin closet in the master bedroom. In the back of the house, the private deck provides quiet space for reading, dining, or entertaining, with a small fenced in green space.
The owners have taken great efforts to maintain the house so it will last another hundred years. The facade was repointed in 2006, furnace replaced in 2008, central air conditioning in 2009, hot water heater in 2010, apartment hot water heater in 2011, new storm windows in 2006, exterior painted in 2006-2007, and front steps refurbished in 2013.
If you’re looking to have it all – a spacious Victorian brownstone just steps from a green sanctuary – then 223 Lancaster and the close proximity to Washington Park will satisfy your desires. Located in the heart of Albany’s popular Center Square neighborhood, 223 Lancaster is around the corner from fine dining at McGuire’s, dessert at Crisan, or coffee at the Daily Grind. This carefully planned vibrant city center is fully walkable with all of the amenities: award winning restaurants, historic Washington Park, natural foods store, Washington Avenue Armory, art gallery, salons, spa, Park Playhouse, dry cleaner, grocery store, public library, flower shop, drug store, and much more.