Sage Victorian, walk to SU

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The Russell-Farrenkopf House is a most significant contributing architectural structure in the Hawley-Green National Historic District. Hand painted floors, marble fireplaces and original inter cornice plaster. You can imagine the life of the prominent contractor of the1850's, Henry Russell who built this Second Empire Victorian.

The space

Returned to its former splendor, the Russell-Farrenkopf House welcomes guests for weekends and extended stays in a smoke-free and pet-free environment. Rates are per room and include utilities, Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities.

The house has six bedrooms, that are individually rented with four baths, 2 fully-equipped kitchens, living room, front parlor,dining room, music room, solarium, and a private side porch. This room shares a bath and is located in the former servant quarters of the house.

Located in the historic Hawley-Green neighborhood, the Russell- Farrenkopf house is near major highways, and walking distance to downtown, Armory Square, Syracuse University, SUNY-Upstate, hospitals, the Carrier Dome, and cultural centers along the Con- nective Corridor. Fantastic restaurants and services can also be found right in Hawley-Green (ask your host for recommendations).

A stay at the Russell-Farrenkopf House is a journey in time.
Built in 1865 for a prominent Syracuse building contractor and his family to overlook the Erie Canal and na- scent city of Syracuse, the grand styles of the Victorian era--French Second Empire and Italianate--are exem- plified in this design, characteristic of Horatio Nelson White, architect for many landmark structures in New York and San Francisco. Over the years as the city grew, the house saw the best of times turn. By 1975 it had become an abandoned tenement with many of its treasured features obscured by the grime of neglect and indifference. It might even have been razed had it not been for the uncompromising passion of Joan Farrenkopf, who took the restoration of this great house to heart.

Guest access

Guests have access to all common areas of the House: main and summer kitchen, music room, solarium, dining room and living room, backyard.

Other things to note

No shoes, no smoking and no pets, please.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee £8
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 10PM

No Smoking house. No pets. Shoes are left at the door. We share our home with consideration for others.

For monthly guests we require a security deposit that is returned after your stay. Please contact us for rates and availability. We are 7 blocks, about a mile from Upstate and the University and entertain short and long stays. There is an application and a lease agreement for month long or extended stays.

It is a wonderful house in a beautiful historic district. No Smoking house. No pets. Shoes are left at the door. We share our home with consideration for others.

It is a wonderful house in a beautiful historic district. See you soon!


1 night minimum stay

4 Reviews

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Brook User Profile
September 2017
Fantastic stay! BEAUTIFUL house! Great hosts!

Toni User ProfileToni is a superhost.
October 2016
This was a fabulous place. Beautiful accommodations, quiet neighborhood, perfect location and the nicest of hosts. This will be my home away from home when visiting my son at SU.

Shinji User Profile
August 2016
I stayed at this house for 6 weeks--the host, Joan and Al, were very welcoming and made my stay so much more enjoyable. They are wonderful people who respect your privacy 100%. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for short-term accommodation. The neighborhood can be a bit sketchy at night, but overall it's a quiet, peaceful area. If you need to commute to SU, it's a 5-10 min drive to reach campus.

Billy User Profile
November 2014
Maria, was amazing! She welcomed me with a nice smile, and cookies. The listing was better in person. Only because the pictures, did not do this beautiful home justice.
Joan & Al User ProfileJoan & Al is a superhost.
Response from Joan & Al:
Thanks for your lovely review , we hope to have you again!
November 2014

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Joan & Al User ProfileJoan & Al is a superhost.

Hi I am an artist and subtle energy therapist. I am currently in the MFA program at Syracuse University. My husband and I are sailors. We enjoy nature and the water.
I am devoted to historic restoration. It started in Syracuse's Hawley-Green Historic District. The Russell-Farrenkopf House was restored and now hosts Airbnb! The beautiful victorians are an inspiration!
Al land surveyed on the island of St.John for many years and knows it well. He works on wooden boats. We have lived in a boat, treehouse and called a tent on a platform home. We love life and enjoy great people.

Languages: Deutsch
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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