Remember the warehouse at 1 Edward that we shared? Many were upset that the listing did not include details about the decimated roof. We plain forgot that it collapsed last winter as well. Now we have amazing news. Last week a family from Brooklyn closed on the property! Even more amazing, the family shared with me that they bought and this property only because they found it on Newburgh Restoration!! In her own words:
I initially found the property through Zillow.com and found interior photo from your website. In fact, the white blank box that attracted me is an old photo. The current property condition is “a shell”. No roof…collapsed this past winter due to snow. 1/3 of the 3 floor is gone…due to the roof collapse. And one side of the wall (not the one facing Renwick St) is partially gone too. Me and my husband were rather shocked & forgot to take a picture.
However, the story has a happy ending. We are pursuing the property, thanks to your “white open interior” photo. Otherwise, we would not make a trip to Newburgh yesterday morning. Thank you very much !!!
I am truly humbled and ecstatic that the website is having the reach I always hoped it would. They are a fashion industry professional and an artist. They plan to use the warehouse as living and work space. Through my conversations with the family this is perhaps my favorite quote of them all:
The neighbor artists called us ” brave”. Coming from Brooklyn, this was the sight we saw some 20 years ago in Brooklyn. Nothing to be scared of.
Here is what you will be able to see in the photos below:
- The basement with black mold
- The roof that collapsed
- The collapse of the 3rd floor into the 2nd
- Bricks that need repointing
- A dumbwaiter elevator the family intends to keep
- Old insulation fiber balls and damaged wood pieces all over floor
It is going to be a monumental task but the family is being positive keeping in mind the amazing Hudson River view they will have in the end. Enjoy the photos and we hope they will share the progress of the warehouse in our Home Renovations Adventures feature.