Real Estate: 333 Carpenter Ave. Downing Design $675,000

333 Carpenter Ave Newburgh NY 12550It is quite exciting to see this house on the Newburgh real estate market. Built in 1860 this home was deigned by Andrew Jackson Downing, this home was serving as the Pickerel Rush B&B. There are original details throughout the home, not to mention an in ground heated pool set on a private 2 acre lot. According to their website the owners have done extensive repairs to the home. Currently this is a 3 family home, but the listed says it could easily be converted back to a 1 family. It would be wonderful to see it go to a family who can continue to preserve it for the future.

333 Carpenter Ave Newburgh NY 12550 (Joann Credendino, Prudential)
Asking Price: $675,000
Year Built: 1860
Size: 5,618
Taxes: $21,146
Neighborhood: NoBro
Distance to NYC: 59.9 mi, 1 hour 4 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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333 Carpenter Collage

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4 Comment

  • I’ve always liked this property, but I never believed, and still don’t believe, that Andrew Jackson Downing had anything to do with it. I’ve read every A.J. Downing book, monograph, or article I could get my hands on, and have never seen this design from any of his works. Also, and more importantly, Andrew Jackson Downing was killed in the summer of 1852 and this house didn’t exist until at least 1860. Also, Downing and Vaux both strongly expressed the idea that chimneys should never ever be located on the outside walls of houses (like this home’s chimneys are) but rather they should rise through the apex of the roof and then only on an inside wall, so…..I’m guessing the owners thought it would be good publicity to make that claim.

    • I tend to agree with your assessment. Though there were houses built with Downing’s designs after he died. Good catch about the chimneys.

  • I think Vaux’s contribution to the architectural partnership was overshadowed by Olmstead , similar in manner to the Schindler / Wright relationship. Vaux was the mason expert and the draftsman that ‘tightened up’ the designs. Given his democratic disposition, he probably published a book of design plans , not uncommon for the era, so it’s conceivable the partners’ aesthetics in the least migrated into the work of others. Aside, back in the mid ’80’s I was part of the design/build team for the townhouse development at Springside and recall how the surrounding property, although tangled, had this elegancy.

  • I think Vaux’s contribution to the architectural partnership was overshadowed by Downing, similar in manner to the Schindler / Wright relationship. Vaux was the mason expert and the draftsman that ‘tightened up’ the designs. Given his democratic disposition, he probably published a book of design plans , not uncommon for the era, so it’s conceivable the partners’ aesthetics in the least migrated into the work of others. Aside, back in the mid ’80′s I was part of the design/build team for the townhouse development at Springside and recall how the surrounding property, although tangled, had this elegancy.