05/29/15 7:30am

84 Clinton St Newburgh NY

This is an understated multi-family property that is just around the corner from Newburgh’s opulent homes and mansions. The only downfall is the shell across the street of a warehouse that burned down. Looking at different listings I get different information. It seems this was the original Girl Scout building. One listing says that there is some warehouse space available, another says they are just apartments with exposed brick. Either way, for this price you know that there will be a ton of work involved, but for over 5,000 square feet of space this is worth a look. Units could probably be combined if you are looking for your own huge work/live space. Sorry, no interior photos.

84 Clinton St Newburgh NY (John J Lease)
Asking Price: $65,000
Year Built: 1960
Size: 5,336 sq ft
Taxes:  $8,227
Neighborhood: MGL
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map

05/28/15 7:30am


Newburgh Last Satudays are back for the month of May with some exciting events happening this month. This is a day when businesses stay open later and special events happen to encourage tourism and economic development of downtown Newburgh. For all the events go to the fanpage.

This month the students from Columbia University come back to show off an independent project they worked on over the Spring Semester called Newburgh Narratives. See the video below for a preview.

05/27/15 7:30am

1 Edward Progress

Excitingly, things are moving along at 1 Edward. The family is doing tons of painting. They estimate that by the time they are done it will be close to 30,000 sq ft of space they have painted! Work is moving along so fast they hope to move in 2 weeks from now, or by the end of June. See below for more progress.



Below is a look at the studio and office that has been created on the 1st floor.



And if you are new to the blog and don’t understand why this renovation is such a big deal, click here or just look at the image below:

Follow the progress at 1 Edward below or the tag 1 Edward:

1 Edward Warehouse with Collapsed Roof has SOLD
Home Renovation Adventures: Removing a Collapsed Mega-Roof by Hand
Home Renovation Adventures: Debris Cleared at 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: 1 Edward Update, Building New Walls
Home Renovation Adventures: Tilted Wall
Home Renovation Adventures: Starting from Scratch at 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: A New Wall for 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: A New Roof for 1 Edward!
Home Renovation Adventures: Drywall and Paint at 1 Edward
Home Renovation Adventures: Framing New Rooms

Have your own home renovation adventures in the City of Newburgh that you would like to share? Your own before and after? Email me!

05/26/15 7:30am


After 4 years of being vacant and going on the market in March, a new family is moving into 164 Grand! This house has amazing historic details that the new owners plan to maintain. Yes, they are from Brooklyn, but Julie is French Canadian and her husband is Danish. They have been gracious enough to share the details of their home and the work they are planning to do. You can see a cherry picker above fixing their original slate roof.

“The roof needed fixing (that’s actually already done) and the 2-story porch in the back needs to be re-done. Inside, it’s mostly minor cosmetic work. Everything that is original to the house and not broken will stay as is. Later additions (we believe some of the wallpaper was put up in the 90’s and we will be replacing some of it). And there are a few broken windows which need replacing, including 2 of the round windows in the bay window.”

Enjoy the photos and remember, there are plenty of other homes like this in Newburgh waiting to be preserved (large and small). Restoring a house and want to share your journey? Email me, newburghrestoration@gmail.com

11350615_10153312930638745_2636682198378808689_n One of 3 sets of original pocket doors

164 Collage 1 Built-ins galore. Marble sink and original built-ins adjacent to bedroom and Butler’s pantry seen from dining room.

19389_10153312930838745_3148300247376356973_nBeautiful and amazingly sturdy staircase. In incredible condition given that the house has been vacant for 4 years.

164 Collage 2 1877 flush toilet, possibly one of the earliest in the US, found in a small room in the basement and was presumably used by the servants.

22300_10153312930543745_5221863460194155267_n One of the many original gas lamps. This one, however, is the only one that still has its shade.

11225447_10153312930703745_98911655357661236_n Old thermostat.

10411115_10153316881253745_5792006003755372005_n Copper sink in butler’s pantry.

11209363_10153316616008745_1307130407666279687_n Pocket door key.

164 Collage 3 Detail of one of 4 wood burning fireplaces. Each fireplace has a different design and different tiles around.

11067767_10153312996143745_4057217746255851266_n More fireplace details.

164 Collage 4

11051216_10153316615778745_3468294134275075110_n Those floors and tiles!

164 Collage 5 Back of the house with a 2 story porch that will eventually need to be redone.

11165266_10153312930973745_1739928530877592273_n 19th century walk-in closet with built-ins.

10245295_10153312996058745_6886304251970770315_n Wainscoting details.

05/22/15 11:30am

261 Grand St Newburgh NY

This home has seen a major makeover since 2012. I ran into this listing on LoopNet that was updated on 3/26/15. You won’t really find any current details on other sites, so I suggest you contact the listing agent to make sure it’s still on the market. This is a huge property (7 units) that also seems to be making income from the 10 cars parked in the rear. This property is part of a set of 3 row homes that still maintain beautiful cast iron work details and slate mansard roofs popular of the Second Empire style. Search the internet for different interior and exterior views.

261 Grand St Newburgh NY (Peter Malone, (845) 522-5900)
Asking Price: $439,000
Year Built: 1890?
Size: 4,139 sq ft
Taxes:  N/A
Neighborhood: MGL
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
Google Map



261 Grand St Newburgh NY BEFORE