10/15/14 7:30am


If you have been reading this blog for a while you will know about my obsession of carriage houses. They are my favorite structures along with small cottages and rowhomes. Newburgh’s mansions are magnificent, but neighborhoods with smaller buildings have more soul.

It was my delight to be able to tour this carriage house on Dubois Street during Newburgh Open Studios. It is used as an art studio for Richard Harper. He and his wife Paula were searching for the perfect home. Richard said that this home was the right one for them because of the carriage house and Downing Park right across the street. They did a lot of work on the building; some on their own, and some contracted out. The wavy glass of the original windows and beams in the roof just make this a great place to be. It’s still standing over 100 years later. There are many structures like this in Newburgh, one of the many great draws of the city. If you dream of your own carriage house or cottage, keep searching. There are many in need of restoration.


First floor.


Staircase to second floor.


Second floor. Richard installed a skylight that allows the top floor to be flooded with light. His ideal place to paint.

10/02/14 11:30am


These are three abandoned buildings on S. Johnston that are right next to St. George’s Cemetery. They are a garage, carriage house and store front. They look like they have been abandoned for a long time and are deteriorating fast. Google maps shows the buildings in June 2012 in slightly better shape. Now they are pretty much just brick façades. They will cost a fortune to fix but the character and presence they create can never be duplicated.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 13-15 S. Johnston St Newburgh NY Google Map *The addresses were quite hard to figure out, so they might be wrong.



04/10/14 7:30am

30 Lander St Newburgh NY

I have a serious love affair with Newburgh carriage houses. They have potential to be anything from studio space to a guest house. And who wouldn’t want a double barn door? This carriage house on Lander Street has been holding up well but when I photographed it there was light shining in from the roof. This end of the block is very empty, but the closest to Broadway. Such potential.

If you need some inspiration for a Newburgh carriage house, check out this great one over on First Street that is just around the corner.

There are over 700 abandoned or vacant properties in the City of Newburgh. Habitation of these properties is vital to the revitalization of the city. 30 Lander St Newburgh NY Google Map

10/11/13 7:30am


A house for rent, swoon! Readers might already know we love carriage houses on NR. If you aren’t up to restoring or renovating your own you can rent this little place complete with a terrace and washing machine. Newburgh isn’t all just huge gorgeous mansions you know. Some of the coolest homes here are the tiniest. However, renter beware: we heard there isn’t a lot of sunlight here and the wiring looks scary. Details below:

61 Clinton St Newburgh NY (George Koudounas, RE/Max)
Asking Price: $1,100 p/m
Year Built: 1864
Size: 1,080 sq ft
Neighborhood: MGL
Distance to NYC: 58.6 mi, 1 hour 10 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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07/19/13 7:30am

50 Henry Ave Newburgh NY

If you love the Heights Neighborhood and carriage houses here is a nice opportunity for you. There are zero interior photos being shown on any listing websites, but this home looks like it is pretty solid with a lot of potential. The home is being used as a multi-family, which could explain higher taxes. However, there is a lot of potential to do something really nice with this house. Perhaps the thing we love the most is that carriage house out back that could be anything from work space to a loft. Another plus seems to be the driveway. Off street parking is always a commodity when living in a city.

50 Henry Ave Newburgh NY (ABS Realty)
Asking Price: $80,000
Year Built: 1900
Size: 2,500 sq ft
Taxes: $7,552.89 (2011)
Neighborhood: Washington Heights
Distance to NYC: 57.9 mi, 1 hour 2 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry, Transit Orange Bus Service
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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50 Henry Ave Newburgh NY Carriage House

01/23/13 8:30am


Remember the before and after post of 144 1st Street? Work continues on with the addition of a new front door. Owner, Robert Fontaine says that he found the doors dating back to 1880 in Spain. Now they have found a new home in Newburgh. Pretty awesome. We can’t wait to see what the rest of the inside will look like! Remember, although Fontaine is a busy man, he is trying to do the majority of work himself. Here are more photos below.