UAlbany presidents residence for sale

UAlbany President's Residence

The exterior this past January.

Now on the market: 5 Englewood Place in Albany -- also known as the UAlbany presidents residence. List price for the mansion on the edge of Washington Park: $625,000.

From the listing:

Absolutely stunning home. Original details abound: working pocket doors, moldings, hand hewn beams and the list goes on. Beautiful gourmet kitchen with 6 burner Viking range, KitchenAid double wall oven, a huge Bosch refrigerator, and granite galore. Nicely appointed and updated bathrooms. The outdoor space is just as impressive with in-ground pool, huge 1.55 acre yard and mature gardens. This home is in excellent condition and is a must see.

There are a bunch of photos at the listing page, many of which highlight some beautiful details (the stairway is pretty great). The house is 6,000 square feet, with 9 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, according to the listing. The agent is TL Metzger's Sam Critton.

The house has been the UAlbany presidents residence since 1998, when it was bought by the University at Albany Foundation for $650k. The university news item at the time notes the home was designed by Robert W. Gibson, the architect who designed the Cathedral of All Saints near the Capitol.

Current UAlbany president Robert Jones doesn't live in the house -- he and wife are living in a condo at 17 Chapel in downtown Albany (immediate past president George Philip did live there). Back in January Karl Luntta -- UAlbany's director of media relations -- told us Jones and his wife decided to live downtown just because of "personal preference." And the University at Albany Foundation was "determining how [the property] can serve the university and exploring all options for the property." (We have a request in asking what prompted the sale.)

Also for sale in the neighborhood: The nearby "castle" at 10 Thurlow Terrace (map). List price: $1.15 million.

(Thanks, Sarah)

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UAlbany presidents residence
5 Englewood Pl
Albany, NY 12203

Comments

Wow, fancy properties are set to music.

The kitchen in the president's residence (which is very fun to say, btw) is sort of to die for. But can you imagine the wallpaper removal project at that place?

My dog would destroy that staircase. I imagine him getting his head stuck between the rails and chewing his way out.

developers - MAKE IT SIMPLE. Let me see the pictures with ease, & drop the music. The product (in this case - the house) should see itself. Its still a real estate web page.

What a gorgeous home. It seems crazyand shortsighted to me that U Albany is selling it for a loss based on the living choices of their current president. I can understand why he might not want to live in such a large house, even if he doesn't have to do the upkeep himself. But what happens when he's gone in a couple of years and the next president has a large family or just doesn't want to live in a small condo? I doubt they could by a house equivalent to this one for that price.

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