Real Estate: 116 First Street $379,000

“The first house to be electrified in Newburgh! Edison himself stayed here while setting up the power station to electrify the city. This magnificent example of Federalist architecture was designed by Thornton Niven in the 1830’s and it was the second house built on Quality Row. 116 has been the home to many artists over the years, as evidenced by the murals by well known artist /writer Don Herron and the creation of a spacious art studio with rear lane access in the back garden. Gracious, understated elegant rooms with perfect proportions are the hallmark of Niven’s design. The original kitchen was in the basement and the pot holder is still attached to the large hearth! The reading library is now a galley kitchen leading out to a wide verandah overlooking the garden and studio. Building does need some work, but provides an extremely comfortable residence while doing the repairs. Basement apt provides income and there is the option of converting the studio to a 2 bay garage.”

116 First Street Newburgh NY
Asking Price: $379,000
Year Built: 1837
Size: 3,000 sq ft
Neighborhood: Quality Row
Taxes: $7,638
Distance to NYC: 55.7 mi, 1 hr 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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Listing by: Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty, (845) 213-4095, rosemary.lee(at)me(dot)com