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When you think of the northeastern states, you don’t really think of ornate Southern mansions.

But look at this 1816 Italianate home in Skaneateles Village, New York – it even has a large, welcoming Southern front porch:

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Not to be confused with the mansions of Savannah or New Orleans, this historic home is nestled in the center of Skaneateles Village (outside of Syracuse, New York), with views of the picturesque village lake.

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This exquisite Italianate is currently listed for sale at $897,500. Have a look inside…

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You will find 10 foot ceilings, a formal living room, a large dining room and a library.

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The decor even has a southern feel about it: the over-sized gilded mirror; the palm fronds; the floor length windows which open to the veranda; the portrait of the owners over the fireplace.

In total, the home has 6 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in over 5,000 square feet!

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Old-school southern elegance permeates this home – but keep in mind that this home is located in upstate New York. They get winter there.

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Have a gander at the formal dining room (above) and the equally formal family room (below) with fully stocked wet bar…

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The kitchen features a butler’s pantry, large eating area, granite countertops and an island…

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We only get a peek at one of the bedrooms, but it looks just as elegant as all the other rooms…

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It’s a little too fancy-pants for my personal tastes, but it sure is fun to marvel at!

For more information on this southern-style home in upstate New York, see here.