The Magnum Opus is fully rented for 2017-2018
We call 1692 Ellis Hollow Road our “Magnum Opus” for a number of reasons. It showcases the combined talents of Charlie and two of our sons, Shawn and Ben, who pitched in for much of the time this place was in production. (And what a production it was too! for details and pictures, please visit our History page… coming soon)
We used the same tried and true floor plan that we utilized with all our other Ellis Hollow duplexes, but made some significant changes when putting the finishing touches on this place.
Virtually all the framing for this place is done with lumber sawn by us, harvested here in Tompkins County, all of it salvaged from ice storm damage from a storm in the winter of 2005-2006.
We added a second story back deck to take advantage of the terrific views of the Ellis Hollow valley, a wonderful place to relax with your morning coffee or tea, enjoying the diversity of wildlife that thrives in the protected wildlife wetlands in the valley below.
After talking to a tenant of ours who has terrible allergies, we decided against using any carpeting. We used waterborne polyurethanes as much as possible, and “no VOC” paints. The office floor is cork, a sustainable building material; the remainder of the first floor is ceramic tile, and the second floor is spruce. This place isn’t done to strict “green” standards, but it comes close. And how many places get built with virtually all local lumber?
A few well-mannered neutered cats and dogs welcome with references (no pit bulls or similar, please) Additional non-refundable pet deposit of $250.