This is a very exciting house to see on the market in Newburgh. It is a beautifully restored home full of original details directly in front of Downing Park. The best part though, is actually the amazing carriage house in the rear that was featured a few years ago on the illuminated tour. If you are looking for a work space or studio separate from your house, this property gives you that chance. It’s sad to see the owners go, but surely someone who truly appreciates this home will move in. The listing features many more beautiful photos, so be sure to click on the link below.
110 Dubois Street Newburgh NY (Chris Hanson, Apple2Orange Realty) Asking Price: $225,000 Year Built: 1890 Size: 2,500 sq ft Neighborhood: Downing Park Taxes: $5,394 Distance to NYC: 58.6 mi, 1 hour 10 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map
This is a stunning home with too many features to mention. It is located at the very northern tip of the City of Newburgh, close to the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge. Leroy place merges into Water Street as you go south, so this home is on a main road with car access in the back. Many original details have been preserved like stained glass, pocket doors, fireplaces and more. And my favorite part is the carriage house in the backyard that has 2 levels. You can drive into the carriage house from the 2nd floor, which has street access. It looks like it could be a wonderful studio or guest house if you wished to convert it. There are many more details that do not appear online, so be sure to contact the listing agent for further details.
54 Leroy Place Newburgh NY (Stacie R. Laskin, 845-784-4332) Asking Price: $310,000 Year Built: 1908 Size: 3,056 sq ft Neighborhood: MGL, Waterfront Taxes: $9,100 Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84 Google Map
This is a carriage house that is for sale in the MGL area. I had shown this property before as a rental. From what I have heard, the layout is a bit strange. So maybe it would be best to convert this to a one-family carriage house. The cons are there is no yard, just a patio and a balcony, each belonging to one rental unit. However, it’s on a good street, near Newburgh’s most opulent homes, including the historical society. And, it’s a carriage house! It might be perfect for someone who doesn’t want yard maintenance. Click through to the link, there are many more photos.
To the rear of some of Newburgh’s homes you can find carriage houses like this one located on Elm Street. The main house is located on Cedar Street. They have kept up nicely with both buildings on their property. It looks like it is being used as a garage, but could probably be converted to a studio or guest house if they desired. Carriage houses are just a charming example of the smaller architectural treasures Newburgh holds.
If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know about my obsession of carriage houses. They are my favorite structures along with small cottages and rowhomes. Newburgh’s mansions are magnificent, but neighborhoods with smaller buildings have more soul.
It was my delight to be able to tour this carriage house on Dubois Street during Newburgh Open Studios. It is used as an art studio for Richard Harper. He and his wife Paula were searching for the perfect home. Richard said that this home was the right one for them because of the carriage house and Downing Park right across the street. They did a lot of work on the building; some on their own, and some contracted out. The wavy glass of the original windows and beams in the roof just make this a great place to be. It’s still standing over 100 years later. There are many structures like this in Newburgh, one of the many great draws of the city. If you dream of your own carriage house or cottage, keep searching. There are many in need of restoration.
Staircase to second floor.
Second floor. Richard installed a skylight that allows the top floor to be flooded with light. His ideal place to paint.
These are three abandoned buildings on S. Johnston that are right next to St. George’s Cemetery. They are a garage, carriage house and store front. They look like they have been abandoned for a long time and are deteriorating fast. Google maps shows the buildings in June 2012 in slightly better shape. Now they are pretty much just brick façades. They will cost a fortune to fix but the character and presence they create can never be duplicated.
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.13-15 S. Johnston St Newburgh NY Google Map *The addresses were quite hard to figure out, so they might be wrong.