Here is a before an after of a gorgeous building on Catherine Street that has what I would call Gothic features. The designs of many row homes have been repeated quite often, but not this one. One of the great things about Newburgh is discovering these unique homes. This one though, almost didn’t survive according to Drew Kartiganer. The building was totally devastated, did not have a certificate of occupancy and probably would’ve been torn down by now. Look at the photos below and you can see see the sky right through the roof from the second floor! There was snow inside the building as well as vines. It was a complete shell. Fortunately Drew gave us a lot of nitty gritty before and after photos, enjoy!
It’s been about 11 years since the house was restored. Drew says it could probably use a little paint, but it is a solid building. He was also the architect, developer and contractor. A total of $2.2 million dollars was invested on 5 abandoned and devastated shells. We hope to show you some other photos of the other projects that were done. Take your pick if you want to save your own abandoned Newburgh home. There’s about 700 more of these.
This project is a great reminder of the potential of Newburgh abandoned buildings that people say should be torn down. The character of these homes can never be replaced or duplicated. Thanks Drew Kartiganer for sharing the photos!
Here is a close up of the side porch. The same beautiful window motif carries over here, and the star bolts also give the building a lot of character.
If you have your own before and after photos to share of your home exterior or interior and would like to share it on Newburgh Restoration, please email me.