2 Fountain Place  Ithaca 

A Century of Ithaca History.

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2 Fountain Place
Ithaca  NY 14850
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Natural Gas
Ithaca City School District
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Property Description

Fountain Place.  Monumental. Beautiful. Unique. Designed by Ithaca’s most influential architect William Henry Miller, this 7 bedroom, 4 Bath stone mansion has been the Ithaca College President’s Residence since 1938.  Meticulously maintained. 1.06 Acres with fountains, a fabulous flagstone terrace and views of downtown and West Hill. This gem is hidden in plain sight on a tucked away street – an easy walk to the Ithaca Commons and Cornell. 

Make a Grand Entrance into the two-story central hall featuring a chandelier made of Venetian glass especially designed for this home. Elegant staircase. Exquisite woodwork,  stained glass and eight artisan tile fireplaces. 

The main floor, which opens to the flagstone patio, is made for entertaining with a huge commercial-style kitchen and butler's pantry -- Garland six burner stove, three sinks, good prep and storage. There is great flow between the drawing room, dining room, solarium, library and music room. Countless dinners, celebrations and special events have been held here. (There are three half baths on the main floor, one is wheelchair accessible. There is also an elevator!)  

The 2nd Floor has 7 spacious bedrooms with high ceilings and hardwood floors, 3 baths and a screened porch. The mansion’s vast third floor, with high ceilings and massive skylights was originally the ballroom. Dorothy Dillingham an accomplished artist and wife of IC President Howard Dillingham, turned the 3rd floor into a huge art studio during her time here, 1957-1970. 

Location, architecture, quality construction and a rich history. There is no place like Fountain Place. 


NOTE: William Henry Miller was Ithaca’s most influential architect -- over 70 of his buildings and residences have shaped the look of our town and Cornell’s campus. He designed all three of the houses on Fountain Place and this little street is a perfect showcase of Miller’s style and range. 

Contact Information

Laurel Guy
Warren Real Estate of Ithaca
140 Seneca Way
Ithaca NY 14850

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