Open House For Elmira’s Gillett Mansion
ELMIRA---(WENY) The Old Gillett Mansion on West Church Street is ready for its close-up.
Area Preservationist and Owner of Capriotti Properities, Jim Capriotti, has been restoring the mansion since last year.
It was originally designed by Pierce and Bickford in the 1890s and used as a family home and doctor's offices in the past.
Capriotti converted the stately manor into four luxury apartments, while preserving the original layout.
He also managed to save a lot of original features, like fire places and door knobs.
Capriotti is holding an open house Saturday, October 26th from 10am to 6pm to showcase his work.
He says, "There's amazing wood work in this house and a lot of it's original. The house features courtesan oak, birds-eye maple, and a tremendous amount of cherry. All the fixtures in the house are vintage, from 1890-1910."
Each of the one bedroom luxury apartments has at least one working fireplace and whirlpool tub. They will be ready to rent next month.