This before and after project comes from Thruway Builders. They were hired to complete the task of turning this shell of a building into a totally renovated space. There was absolutely nothing that could be saved of this home. The roof and all of the interior walls and features were gone. As president, Elbert Shamsid-Deen mentioned, sometimes working with shells are easier. I don’t know about you, but the fact that I can see through the building would scare me a whole lot! This home is about a block and half away from the college. (map)
The after photos show that the cornice was restored as was the slate roof and dormer windows. It was a gut renovation that turned out beautifully. This is a great example of how deciding where you choose to renovate your home can change the entire feel of a block. You get to decide what areas of Newburgh become revitalized. Imagine what it was like to live next to this empty building before it was restored. It must have been very scary and probably attracted unwanted attention. Today, this building is a beauty and increases a sense of pride to the area. As someone from the community mentioned, “The building will be looked at as a fine example of what the rest of that block of Liberty street can become.” This home is available for rent.