I took the first picture of 183 Liberty in 2011. Here’s a photo from 2009. I had been photographing it over the years. All really seemed lost with this property until it became apparent that someone had taken a chance on 183 Liberty Street last year. They stripped away all the paint, rebuilt the front porch, added new windows, and that was only the beginning. The interior was completely gutted as you can see in this old real estate blog post. There wasn’t much left to save other than the front door and the interior staircase.
Today there are 4 beautiful apartments, complete with amenities. Honestly, you never imagined the building could be so posh. It is an appreciated change for northern Liberty Street. Neighboring buildings have also undergone rehabilitation and there are more destination worthy businesses to visit such as the Holland Tunnel Gallery (back yard neighbor) and the pop-up restaurant Lodger (we hope you get the codes situation fixed!).
They will be having an open house this Saturday for the public April 6 10:30 am-3:30 pm. You can also follow them on Instagram @183libertystreet
“Tis the Season!!! Make this home your own and start with a neutral palette…This creative brick single family home is located in Newburgh’s Historic Heights District. Much of the original detail has been captured throughout this 3/4 Bedroom/Office, 2 full bath beauty. Amenities include stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, new roof, updated windows, new hot water heater, original hardwood floors, subway tiles, backyard and more. This property is located near restaurants, shops, ferry to Beacon Train, I84, NYS Thruway, Newburgh’s Waterfront, Washingtons HQ Park and more!!! Don’t wait as this home is priced to sell and won’t last…”
52 Courtney Avenue Newburgh NY Asking Price: $250,000 Year Built: 1900 Size: 1,640 sq ft Neighborhood: The Heights Taxes: $5,850.00 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 Google Map Listing Contact: Stacie R Laskin, 914-213-9290, firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 Google Map Listing by: Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty, (845) 213-4095, rosemary.lee(at)me(dot)com
A very special home, from a very special family. This property is one of a kind and has been completely renovated top to bottom. The listing says it all:
“Renowned architect Thornton Niven laid the cornerstone in 1836 to build this elegant home for Rev.Dr John Brown and his family. According to historic records, the houses either side were built later for his daughters and so this select row of National Landmark homes came into being. “Quality Row” because of their elegance, the cost/quality of the workmanship and the “high social standing” of the original owners. Double brick construction with decorative clapboard ext means these homes are extremely solid, soundproof, and thermally insulated.This home has been lovingly restored and adapted to modern family life, sparing no expense in the high end restoration of this beautiful example of Federal architecture. Lead/asbestos remediated, new
furnace and wiring upgrades, central AC, marble chef’s kitchen, new roof, gutters, water heater.There is a legal accessory apt in the basement awaiting completion and a carriage house with rear lane access to potentially develop as parking/studio space.”
114 First Street Newburgh NY Asking Price: $419,000 Year Built: 1836 Size: 3,070 sq ft Neighborhood: Quality Row Taxes: $8,331 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 Google Map Listing by: Rosemary Lee, Apple2Orange Realty
This is a huge offer in downtown Newburgh right on Broadway. The rear building is also known as 10 Carpenter, where last summer, art show Orange Alert was held. These are just a sampling of the photos available. There is commercial space, residential space, and open studio space. Be sure to click through to the listing for all the details. A great opportunity for someone to contribute to the revitalization of the city with a vision.
240 Broadway Newburgh NY Asking Price: $450,000 Year Built: 1875 Size: 7,420 sq ft Neighborhood: Broadway Taxes: $8,060 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 Google Map Listing by: RE/MAX Benchmark Realty Group
It’s not every day you see a home on Benkard Avenue being sold or converted back to a 1-family property. These rowhomes work better as single-family properties which makes this one exciting. Not to mention the original details that remain: the porch, double front doors, the mantle etc.
Work still remains to be done, most likely the bathrooms and kitchen. It is being marketed as having all the restoration heavy lifting done, “historic plaster walls are refinished, floors are carefully resurfaced, the yard is tidy and ready to enjoy, and the basement is clean. Now you get to do the fun part: choosing the finishing fixtures and designing a home you love.”
54 Benkard Avenue Newburgh NY Asking Price: $169,000 Year Built: 1890 Size: 1,747 sq ft Neighborhood: The Heights Taxes: $3,179 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 Google Map Listing by: Sarah Hooff, Hanson Real Estate Partners