Unique Upstate Real Estate

Bringing Downstate, Out-of state and International buyers to unique properties in Upstate, New York

Franklin Ruttan THE Unique property specialists..


ONLINE BIDDING OPENS SOON - The Fairfield Estate is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on 4.5 acre grounds with more than 12,000-square-feet of living area that is sure to captivate you, it has received several upgrades and additions during its history. It was built between 1864 and 1875 by Nathaniel Gillett, a local business investor and gentleman farmer, who hoped to breed horses, grow hops, and raise vineyards there. In 1900, it was purchased by a New York City native who became a prominent Syracuse attorney, Andrew S. White, whose uncle was first president of Cornell University. The White's maintained a Ritz Carlton residence in Paris and a private residence condo at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. He and his wife, Claire Alcee, a concert signer, filled the house with treasures, art, statues, and hunting trophies. White’s library was personally designed by Gustav Stickley and Theodore Roosevelt was a frequent guest in the house and close friends with Andrew White. The estate is located in Manilus, adjacent to Lyndon Golf Course and across the street from Onondaga Country Club. A bed-and-breakfast establishment to be permitted upon receipt of a use permit granted by the municipality.




www.UpstateNewYorkMansion.com Binghamton, NY



It is a 6 hole links style course fully irrigated with Augusta style club house and nearly one mile of river frontage and frontage on the Champlain Canal. Tremendous scenic development potential or marina. Great recreational rental property potential. $529,000


1907 Mackenzie-Childs Yankee Ferry $2.2M Waterfront home. Sleeps 22.


Offered at $1,800,000 - The Evermore is located on Cayuga Lake (near Aurora and Ithaca) in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes region at 1671 State Route 90, King Ferry, NY 13081.

www.FingerLakesEstate.com SOLD


Ausable River Waterfront Development project for residential or commercial use Keeseville, NY SOLD


1899 Whitehall Armory and Adirondack Castle. SOLD



www.MorseMansion.com Morse Mott Mansion on 8 acres of land, Eaton, NY near Colgate University. Restoration project for sale via sealed bid auction. SOLD


www.HistoricBluffIsland.com Clayton, Thousand Islands, NY. SOLD



100 Blind Bay Road Hammond, NY 13646 See: www.SeawayRetreat.com SOLD

Thousand Islands Seaway retreat. ~250' water frontage. 2440 square foot, 3 bedroom 2 full bath waterfront home with two bedroom one full bath 672 sq ft Guest house.


Billy Martin's Private Upstate Lake Port Crane, NY. 85 acres, 8 acre private lake. SOLD


www.TupperLakeRealEstate.com Bluff Island Tupperlake, NY SOLD

Civil War Era Mansion ... The 1861 James Seymour Mansion Auburn, NY. Accepting bids to be considered based on best restoration proposal, proposed use and price.

www.CivilWarEraMansion.com SOLD

1905 Colonial Revival Newark Valley, NY SOLD


www.DroversTavern.com With 6.34 acres: SOLD

www.DullesMansion.com Also known as the Auburn Prison Wardens home. SOLD

Lady of the Lake Skaneateles Victorian. SOLD


Ingleside Historic Waterfront Fingerlakes Estate. Mansion on 4.37 acres: Beach house 206' waterfront on Cayuga Lake 4.85 acres.

Additional acreage available. SOLD

90 Acre private estate near Ithaca, NY. 70 acres forested, 20 acres pasture. 3 ponds, horse barn, elaborate workshop, and custom built home . See www.IthacaAreaRealEstate.com SOLD

128 acre private Estate Owego, NY. 4400 square foot five bedroom home with every amenity. Forest, creek, 1.75 acre pond, pastures and incredible views. Great in-law apartment and huge garage with extensive work-space. $595,000. See www.SouthernTierEstate.com SOLD

Cazenovia, NY 13035 Fully restored, fully modernized 1845 Historic Homestead with barn, storefront building, pond on 7.12 acres with another 10 acres available. $599,000. $665k with additional acreage. See www.CazenoviaEstate.com SOLD


Delphi Falls near Cazenovia, NY on market for the first time since 1960. $699,000. Two private waterfalls (65' and 52') with 66 acres. 3500 square foot contemporary home facing falls with manicured grounds. 5,000 square foot barn. More than a mile of creek frontage. $925k will include the entire property with another .81 acres, small house in woods and hydro power facilities. Click here for details. SOLD.

National Landmark J. P. Morgan's 1895 Adirondack Great Camp SOLD EXCLUSIVELY BY FRANKLIN RUTTAN

Click here for details of JP Morgan's Adirondack Great Camp SOLD


List price SOLD

Historic Scriba Mansion built by George Scriba 1794 on Scriba Patent. The original Patent was 500,000 acres. The property consists of the 4 bedroom 1794 Saltbox style 3800 square foot home, 8.36 acres, a barn, a creek, a dam that could be maintained to support a pond and there is also a creek that feeds into Oneida Lake and a near-by marina which is walking distance from the property. There is also a small building with parking on its own tax ID that has been used as post office, antique store. Property backs up to railroad bed that connections to Adirondack snowmobile trail system.


5 Bedroom Colonial in Breckenridge Subdivision, West Genesee School District Onondaga Hill Syracuse, NY. SOLD


1000 Islands



Central NY



www.CatskillRetreat.com SOLD

Capacity: Listing Broker Franklin Ruttan

* SOLD Seneca Lake Estate Geneva, NY

Capacity: Listing agent Sotheby's IR/marketing subcontractor.


Auction Services

Aerial Photography Services

Archival Photography

Historical Techical witing


Husdon Valley

Mohwak Valley

Southern Tier

Western New York



* SOLD MacKenzie-Childs Estate King Ferry, NY

Capacity: Listing Agent Select Sotheby's IR.


Adirondack Great Camp Watch Rock Point Long Lake, NY



Database Consulting


Video Production


* SOLD ShermanCastle New Hartford, NY

Capacity: Listing agent Select Sotheby's IR/marketing subcontractor.

* SOLD Amsterdam Armory Amsterdam, NY

Capacity: Listing agent Select Sotheby's IR/marketing subcontractor.


SOLD Sanger Mansion Waterville, NY

Capacity: Marketing subcontractor



* SOLD Estrellita Island Alexandria Bay, NY

Capacity: Selling agent Select Sotheby's IR.




The above properties are some examples of the unique properties licensed Real Estate Broker Michael Franklin has been involved in either as a broker, listing agent with another broker or as a non licensed independant marketing subcontractor. Michael Franklin participated in the listings in one or more of the above mentioned capacities. Michael specializes in Real Estate presentation and marketing services and brokerage services. Each presentation is branded individually to document the broker of record. Michael co-lists properties with other brokers in some cases and in other cases he lists them alone. Michael also provides non-licensed marketing support for brokers and sellers. Please call with any questions if further clarification is necessary: Michael R. Franklin Licensed Real Estate Broker/Independant Internet marketing consultant. 315-876-2262.

* Michael R. Franklin previously worked as an independant contractor, licensed Real Estate Sales Person with Select Sotheby's International Realty a Sotheby's International Realty Affiliate located in Lake Placid, NY marketing unique and distinctive properties for five and a half years. Properties marked with an * were brokered by that affilliate.

  • Broker: Franklin Ruttan 1406 North State Street Syracuse, NY 13208
    Licensed Real Estate Broker Michael R. Franklin (O) 315.876.2262 E-Mail: info@FranklinRuttan.com

  • Broker fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.