This is a handsome building just a corner away from Downing Park, a quieter area of the City of Newburgh. There are no interior photos, and this might be an outdated listing. Agents chime in here. Judging from the outside this building would clean up beautifully. It was once used as a church, but it is doubtful that it was built for that purpose. It looks residential.
175 Gidney Ave Newburgh NY [Arrowhead Realty]
Asking Price: $115,000
Year Built: 1910
Size: 2,530 sq ft
Neighborhood: NoBro/Downing Park
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
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What a beauty this home could be! Instead she’s almost falling apart. These homes have lasted about 100 years. They won’t make it 100 more in this condition. The last time this building sold was in 2005. Somebody rescue me!
There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 9 South Miller St Newburgh NY Google Map
One of our Rescue Me homes has been rescued! When homes have been abandoned for a very long time the roof caves in and water damage wreaks havoc on floorboards and walls. Looking at the home from the outside you would have absolutely no clue how nasty this building actually was. Nasty is an understatement. William Bollinger of Spectrum Development did the work on this home and provided the interior photos.
Today the building looks nothing like it did 2 years ago! William Street still has a very long ways to go to bring back quaint shops and cafes. With that in mind Mr. Bollinger said that he chose to make the storefront space an apartment, but if the market can change for William Street, he’d be open to putting a store back into this space. Both of his units are available for rent at 63 William Street. Each has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Contact him here: 516-821-2040, Spectrumdevelopment@hotmail.com.
If you have your own before and after photos to share of your home exterior or interior and would like to share it on Newburgh Restoration, please email me.
5 years ago today I started Newburgh Restoration. It started off as something just for fun, and I had no idea where this would go, but it has been a great 5 years! We have seen really big changes and a lot of smaller ones. As customary, I will give you the run down of all the great things that have been happening in Newburgh during the past year. And if I miss any please add them to the comment section.
There are a few more really exciting things in the works that I can’t publish till they are set in stone, including a side project of my own. 2014 is going to be a great year for Newburgh. Stay tuned! Thank you to all of you with your tips and photos who help make this blog possible!
The hungry marching band made its way through various neighborhoods in Newburgh this past Sunday. Here they are on Bluff in Washington Heights. Did you hear them?
Here they are invading Yaakov’s house!
At the warehouse restaurant
Collage by Katya Bassil
Bob is sharing his last home renovations adventure for 2013. This one has to deal with the Gothic details of his home like this gorgeous iron fence that he thinks is original to the home. Doesn’t it look amazing next to the old slate sidewalk?
Here are Bob’s words regarding his hunt for Gothic details:
“When I contemplated the lackluster mid-20th Century fixtures flanking my front door, one without its shade, I thought it would be nice to find something that looked like it could have been from the 1890′s, something with a Gothic arch would be ideal to tie in with the fence on the other half of the building. The hunt began.”
Here’s what I came up with. They’ll eventually be on a timer and, since there’s a street light that keeps my porch well lit, I put in the bulbs that look like flames. Just inside, there’s another Gothic reference, but this is to the classic Gothic horror story, “Dracula.” The Count is discussing his recent lease of a derelict property in England with his English solicitor, who warns him that Carfax Abbey is an ancient building and not in good repair. The Count’s reply resonated with me and my feelings for my old house. The frame is an antique. Maybe the sentiments expressed will resonate with other old house lovers.
Thanks for sharing Bob, and thanks for paying attention to the exterior of your home. It makes a nicer block for everyone!
If you would like to share your home renovation adventures email me.