Here is another amazing before and after post courtesy of architect, Mr. Drew Kartiganer. He describes the home as having a French Mansard roof and a classic Beaux Arts plan that was probably designed by Calvert Vaux. It is 3,200 sq ft with an addition in the rear. As you will be able to see in the photo above and many others this building probably had a date with a wrecking ball. The entire interior and exterior was decomposing and again, Mr. Kartiganer shared many before, during and after photos.
Mr. Kartiganer and his team paid close attention to detail as they began to work on the roof and exterior. The roof had to be rebuilt and the slate shingles were restored with real slate that was cut in a hexagonal shape to replicate the original historic roof.
The after result is simply breathtaking! Everything was completed back in 2001/2002. Drew says that they stripped the paint, removed asbestos and salvaged the only wood left which was the fascia details. He also said it was hard work to restore these homes but he would love to do another. This home is now a two family building. Much better than a 6 family home that many mansions turn into.
And here is Drew Kartiganer, sitting inside one of the units, probably ecstatic to have completed the rehabilitation of another Newburgh home that would’ve otherwise been destroyed. Thanks Drew for sharing!
And as a teaser for our next Before and After post also courtesy of Drew Kartiganer, you can see 246 Liberty to the left, and the next post will include a before and after of 238-240 Liberty Street. Fixing these homes has immensely helped the stabilization of Liberty Street. If you are interested, the middle property is for sale, and there are hundreds of other homes like these in Newburgh that can be saved.
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.
This is absolutely incredible! There are no words. This post alone should have everyone on the first train to Newburgh!
The before photos look positively overwhelming. Kudos to Mr Kartiganer for tackling and completing this restoration.
He appears to have a good understanding of the details in getting a job done!.
Newburgh will be back eventually stronger than ever!
That is an incredibly beautiful transformation! Keep up the great work guys!
OMG beautiful after the renovation
Well done my friend
Just beautiful 🙂
What an amazing transformation. I love seeing Newburgh being revitalized.
Wonderful restoration! It’s great to see so many pitching in to rebuild and restore Newburgh!
Like always beautiful one day hopefully not just in my dreams all of Newburgh will be brought back from the dead
Love it. this makes me so happy. Wish I could make this happen for so many houses I see daily. You guys are awesome.
awesome! love this site, the morphs are astonishing!
Absolutely incredible – Seeing these old homes (that previously appeared to be candidates for demolition) get revitalized is proof that there is reason to be hopeful for Newburgh’s future.
So many treasures o be saved- good work
OMG beautiful. 1 house closer to gaining back what Newburgh was. There are many who think this will never happen, I on the other hand can see it. Newburgh reliving it’s beauty.
Love Drew’s work…love his passion for Newburgh
brilliant well done
So happy to see someone restoring these homes instead of tearing them down! Absolutely beautiful!
I’m not sure of the address but the building is in front of the Newburgh Library, on the corner across from the parking lot. It may be Second Street and Grand Street? I have often looked at this building wondering what it was. It has been vacant and crumbling as long as I remember. I like the huge rounded windows. There is no roof anymore and it may have historical value. Do you know anything about this building?
Patricia, I’m not sure which building it is, but try searching on the street view of google maps:
What a wonderful restoration… talented builder
I love seeing these properties come back to life. On a recent trip to Savannah Georgia I learned about their transformation when they rehabbed a good portion of their historic district that would have been leveled, paved and lost forever. WE have some amazing architecture in Newburgh and worthy of every home that is saved.
Thanks for sharing this.
I have a view of this lovely house from my own house, just across the park. It was one of the reasons I bought my house, because it’s like a bright beacon of hope, an example of what can be with these fine old homes. I had no idea it was ever in such disrepair. I first looked at my house in 2008 and it was sold before I could act. I finally bought it just last March and my own, much more modest rehab efforts, have been the subject of several articles here. I must say “Job well done, Mr. Kartiganer!” You and your work are truly inspired and inspiring. It’s a joy to behold 246 Liberty Street. Know that your efforts have made the neighborhood more attractive to other buyers: I’m the living proof.
Can you tell me the north-south streets that border this part of Liberty St? I lived at 510 Liberty and think I know the family who lived here in the ’50’s and 60’s. Is it across from Mt. St. Mary’s?
p.s. I follow these posts from Phoenix AZ and love the way Newburgh is coming back
Hi Bette, Thanks for following. The bordering streets are Catherine and 3rd. You can do google street view to see the actual streets.
Newburgh will be back with people like Mr.Kartiganer.Don’t stop keep up the great work.
Nice job, Drew, There are plenty of these beauties….