Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cooperstown, New York -- Part II

So on Tuesday, I announced that I would show you my most favorite home in all of Cooperstown.

Everytime we visit the village, I have my husband drive by this house just so I can get a glimpse of the beauty of it. This time it was especially gratifying because I was on my little walking tour, so I got to see it a little better than just from the car.

I can imagine myself living here. The house is old and charming and quite large...the grounds are spectacular...the back of the house faces the lake. In my little world, it's absolute perfection.

Wanna see it?



Sigh.

I think I would spend all of summer & maybe even fall on that porch. Can you just see it when the leaves change in the fall? Something I found amazing was that the front door give a clear view straight through to the back door. As a result, you can literally see the lake behind the house through the view of the front door. Breathtaking! I would love to see the inside. I have a feeling it's been tastefully preserved.

Because I was walking, I was able to see this plaque and therefore get information that I would have never known.



The home is named Lakelands, it's on the National Register of Historic Places and was built circa 1802! I never imagined it was that old (which only makes me love it more.) It was built for John M. Bowers who studied law at Columbia University and later settled in Cooperstown.

So, what do you think? Is she a beauty? Do you see why I call it my most favorite house in all of Cooperstown? Could you see yourself living here?

5 comments:

JenCoen said...

I could definitely see you and I having a nice visit on the porch sipping lemonade and eating macaroons! hehe
It's stunning!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gina, so I just googled Lakelands for my mother and came across your post. My mother is a Bowers and grew up in Lakelands. It's a beautiful home so I am glad that you wrote something so wonderful about it. Thanks!

Gina said...

Anonymous,

Oh my goodness, that is incredible! Your Mom grew up in Lakelands! She was a lucky girl to have lived in such a truly beautiful home.

I'm so glad you stopped by & left a comment here. Thank you so much!

Gina

Anonymous said...

Dear Gina,
I am sure you have heard from my cousin Gervais(Bowers)Hearn who lived in the house her whole life until college. Our fathers are brothers, and we all spent our days, summers, and fun on those grounds and in the house. The inside is magnificent with tons of specialty molding, 18 foot ceilings, and of course the porch which we all converged for family gatherings, birthday paties, and special events. We parked cars there every summer for the National Baseball Hall of Fame game...the boys turned quite a profit...7 acres of lawns, and what you did not see, were the two grass tennis courts that are now where the recent owners built their house. It was a wonderful place to grow up, and we all still consider Cooperstown our home. I am glad you have such an appreciation for Lakelands...I even have a Christmas Tree Ornament of it...the best! If you have other questions, feel free to email me at drmarthabordo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Dear Gina,
I am sure you have heard from my cousin Gervais(Bowers)Hearn who lived in the house her whole life until college. Our fathers are brothers, and we all spent our days, summers, and fun on those grounds and in the house. The inside is magnificent with tons of specialty molding, 18 foot ceilings, and of course the porch which we all converged for family gatherings, birthday paties, and special events. We parked cars there every summer for the National Baseball Hall of Fame game...the boys turned quite a profit...7 acres of lawns, and what you did not see, were the two grass tennis courts that are now where the recent owners built their house. It was a wonderful place to grow up, and we all still consider Cooperstown our home. I am glad you have such an appreciation for Lakelands...I even have a Christmas Tree Ornament of it...the best! If you have other questions, feel free to email me at drmarthabordo@aol.com

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