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, email@example.com
One of 3 sets of original pocket doors
Built-ins galore. Marble sink and original built-ins adjacent to bedroom and Butler’s pantry seen from dining room.
Beautiful and amazingly sturdy staircase. In incredible condition given that the house has been vacant for 4 years.
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.
One of the many original gas lamps. This one, however, is the only one that still has its shade.
Copper sink in butler’s pantry.
Pocket door key.
Detail of one of 4 wood burning fireplaces. Each fireplace has a different design and different tiles around.
More fireplace details.
Those floors and tiles!
Back of the house with a 2 story porch that will eventually need to be redone.
19th century walk-in closet with built-ins.