Built around 1898, the New York, Ontario and Western Railway, aka O&W was once a busy travel station known for its beautiful mission-style architecture. In 1957, it was abandoned and purchased by Maureen Darmetko, and her husband Tom who converted it into a five-bedroom home.
The couple has spent about 15 years renovating the property. They have made changes in both exterior and interior of the building, while also preserved the original details of building so that it doesn’t lose its historic value.
From Ludowici Spanish clay tiled roof and high 12′ ceilings to sawn white oak floors and 2-sided wood burning fireplace (brick in living room & stone in the kitchen), this train station converted into a family home still has a number of original features.
The couple has added a master suite with large windows and a balcony offering an expansive view of the mountains. There are four more bedrooms, one out of which has a secret passage to the station masters quarters. The former waiting room now serves as a living room, while the ticket room is transformed into a home office.
This 3,449-square-feet home packs all modern amenities to live a comfortable life. There is an open living space, fully equipped kitchen, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, laundry, patio, and private parking.
Those interested in vintage architecture, check it out at Marion Bruhns of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty. It is currently listed for $522,000.