A major development for the Heights neighborhood has begun with the rehabilitation of 2 Courtney Avenue! This house has been in very poor condition for many years. Finally, a new owner has come along who is preservation minded. As you can see in the photo below, the house has been stripped of many historical details. The cupola was a large detail that was removed, and thankfully it is being replaced.
Neighbors are over the moon.
“After 10 years, I’m thankful for the new roof on this amazing house next door, and the sweet sound of construction.”
“This is such a huge renovation for the block.”
“I am so excited for this! That whole area is so beautiful and this is one of the best houses! So much character.”
Image via page 86 in Newburgh (Images of America: New York), by Kevin Barrett
Photos by Carter Peabody
This week the aluminum siding was taken down, revealing the original shingles that are still intact over 100 years later! Restoring these homes in Newburgh is no walk in the park. They require expertise and help from historic tax credits that make the cost more affordable.
This house was for sale back in the 80’s and my partner and I looked at it. The house, at the time, had been divided into 6 units. It was beyond our means and commute to take it on, but I am so glad to see this beautiful structure being restored. Please keep on posting its progress. Many thanks and well wishes to the new owners!