Chez Mémé: 308 W State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Downtown "carriage house" built in 2019 to replace the original carriage barn of a National Historic Register property. The house has 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms; the house has one room open now with an option to renew in August. Also there is one other opening coming up in August for the 21-22 lease term.
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The house is "semi-cooperative." There is always the option to socialize or cook with other housemates, but no obligation. (For example, there may be an occasional board game night or a house dinner.) Current tenants are hard-working grad students in diverse fields and local professionals, plus Frank the Cat. Non-smoking only; one additional pet considered on a case-by-case basis.
Open and airy, with plenty of big windows, the house has a retro cottage feel. Bedrooms are large (170 square feet plus a double closet; “double aspect view” from every room). Furnished with Leesa queen beds, desk, dresser, bookcase, nightstand, chair; custom blackout curtains and blinds. You bring the art for the walls. Your own individually-controlled super-quiet ductless air-conditioning/heating unit. Share your bathroom with one other person (individual medicine cabinets; 42” showers; plenty of granite counter space and linen storage for two).
Common area includes kitchen open to the family-style dining/living room. (Due to tenants' varying work schedules, they typically cook and eat separately, but enjoy occasional house meals.) Full set of gourmet appliances (including 5-cu-ft self-cleaning convection oven), stainless steel sink, two refrigerators and standing freezer, butcher-block island and lots of pantry space. Separate extra-large rec room (15 x 26) with plenty of individual armchairs so you can watch the 65-inch tv away