Real Estate: 216 Montgomery St, Gothic Design by Famous Architects $350,000

216 Montgomery St Newburgh NY

This gothic home is stunning inside and out and it is located on one of Newburgh’s most gorgeous blocks. The listing claims that the home was designed by Downing, Vaux, and/or Withers. However, the Historic District Tour guide of Newburgh leaves that information blank.

If you are considering Newburgh, this would be a great opportunity to get in. The details of this home are just amazing, especially the floors, fireplaces and ceilings. There are large rooms perfect for a party! It seems there are at least 2 units in the home due to the exterior fire escape (that would be gorgeous if removed), the 2 kitchens, and the loads of carpeting. This could probably be nicely converted back to just a 1 family home. It is also located just a few doors down from the Newburgh Historical Society. A lovely place indeed to talk stroll or walk your dog. See below for more details and check out the street view.

216 Montgomery St Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $350,000
Year Built: 1855
Size: 3,446 sq ft
Taxes: $13,971
Neighborhood: MGL
Distance to NYC: 58.2 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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18 Comment

  • That yard!

  • Beautiful home! Who has the listing?

  • Wow – what a beautiful home – and that view! And what a beautiful find this blog is! Thanks for your work on it! We’re a coupla ex-city folk, and we’re going to be in Newburgh checking out neighborhoods and considering buying an old home/fixer-upper. Thanks for all the cool stuff you’re posting!

  • Me too! Beautiful!

  • We have a beautiful fixer upper w/seasonal river view that we may be looking to part with for anyone looking into settling into Newburgh

  • Is this beautiful home still on the market? And if so, could I see a pic of the kitchen(s)

    • Mike, the home just came on the market this week. If you click on the link in the blog post above you will brought to the listing that has all the photos available.

  • Cher, so it’s 4 apartments in this house with 4 kitchens then I assume? I’m confused on the first explanation above compared to the link you sent me to. Please, if you could send me the correct specs. with parking info also. I’m looking for a house for a friend who does not live in Newburgh but have a good friend who does. Also, is there a floor plan? Thanks Mike Dooley –

  • Hi Mike, correct. In the post above I say there are at least 2 apartments, and the listing confirms this saying there are 4. If you want more information and specs you will have to contact the listing agent.

  • Thanks Cher. And who is the agent? You can pass on my email. Mike

  • If anyone is interested, this is my listing. If you are interested in this wonderful home, you can contact me here:

    Chris Hanson
    Lic. Real Estate Associate Broker
    Keller Williams Realty

    Cell: 845-430-8380

    You can also see more about this home & others at


  • To answer a few questions:
    – The house is currently divided into 4 apartments; one per floor (there are 5 floors incl the basement)
    – The apartment below the main level has its own entrance and there is no longer a staircase connecting it to the rest of the house. That apartment still has an elevated porch in the back.
    – The main floor, and the one directly above it, are mostly still in the original single family floor plan. They have each had one room re-purposed as a kitchen, but could be reverted fairly easily.
    – The top floor had been completely gutted by the previous owner & is now a bedroom, living rm, bath & kitchen – but also could be re-purposed into bedrooms if wanted.
    – the main staircase is still fully intact
    – all of the systems (boilers, water heaters, etc) and the roof were replaced in the past few years
    – the boilers and water heaters are located in the basement below the lower level apartment so they are not taking up space in the apartments.
    – If you are familiar with the book “Villas and Cottages” by Calvert Vaux (published in 1857), you will notice all of the design elements featured in the first part of the book. 216 Montgomery St. is a variation (and mirrored flip) of design #5. The house was built in the early 1850’s. We were told 1850, but are not entirely sure. That exact date would determine whether or not AJ Downing was involved or not – as he died in 1852. If it was built after 1852, it would have been just Calvert Vaux & FC Withers.

  • I love these older homes. Truly beautiful indeed. Newburgh has some pretty great historical homes. The location is quite spectacular and the views are amazing. I have lived in Newburgh for 30 years and I never tire of the those views. This is certainly a beauty! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • I hope it’s OK to add this info I found about the house. It’s a beautiful property.

    “Two-and-one-half-story, three-bay, brick residence with basement; hipped roof, cross gables with bargeboard; central projection; recessed 6/6 sash; arched and straight stone lintels; double, glazed and panelled doors with arched transom; gabled hood with brackets and bargeboard; cast-iron stair rail.
    INDIVIDUAL BLDG. SURVEY FORM: Original owner C. H. Doughty. Circa 1855, Picturesque. 1972 owner Mary Carizzo. Structural condition deteriorating. 2 1/2 stories, 3 front bays, 1 rear porch. Brick exterior walls, brick bearing wall. Roof asphalt shingle. 1 chimney, 4 dormers. Cornice decorative wood barge boards on front dormer. Miniature of W. E. Warren House at 196 Montgomery Street with more simplified use of brick to sculpture projecting front bay. Altered to two-family house. Does not appear on 1850 Dripps map, but is on 1859 map, and 1870 map names “original owner.

  • Thanks for the extra info, Jack!