“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
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
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
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 is a home right on the bluff in the Heights neighborhood in Newburgh. Everything in this house needs to be fixed. But the location is desirable – a corner property with no neighbors in front of you.
39 Bay View Terrace Newburgh NY (Igor Krasnoperov) Asking Price: $54,900 (foreclosure) Year Built: 1900 Size: 2,766 sq ft Neighborhood: The Heights Taxes: $10,283 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
This house appears to have been vacant for quite some time now. It has suffered a lot of damage due to the neglect- missing pipes, leaks, collapsed ceilings and collapsed walls. This is a gut rehab, and this is most likely an all-cash renovation. In this condition, you will not get a loan from a bank to renovate this property. Often times it is investors or extremely handy owners that can handle a house in this condition. A few doors down the “Carson Casino” was busted, which will hopefully make this area safer. Also on this block, a full blown renovation is happening at 44 Carson, a little inspiration for the potential of these homes.
91 Carson Avenue Newburgh NY (Eileen Daly, Better Homes & Gardens) Asking Price: $36,000 Year Built: 1890 Size: 2,172 sq ft Neighborhood: The Heights Taxes: $4,648 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
Urban renewal these days happens in the form of neglect. An unattended leaky roof can wreak havoc. Many of these boarded up buildings are hollow inside due to the roof collapsing years ago. So is the case at 2 Liberty. The roof is gone, and so is the back wall of the 3rd floor. Many would think the next logical step would be to demolish the remaining structure. Developers and visionaries have proven time and time again that there is still value in these buildings. SodaCova Group is rehabilitating 2 & 15 Liberty Street.
SodaCova Group is an entirely minority-owned real estate investment company. They began work in the City of Newburgh out of a desire to give back to the community. The location of 2 Liberty was chosen particularly because of its location at the intersection of two main thoroughfares – Liberty and Renwick. It is away from the waterfront, but SodaCova feels it can help bring traffic west of Water Street and bring revitalization south on Liberty. SodaCova is working with native Newburgher, Josh Mousseau of Domus Port who has worked on rehabilitating buildings in similar states in Newburgh. The roof is scheduled to be installed by the end of the month and hopefully, the building will be completed by the end of the year with a grand opening of the commercial space, yet to be announced.
Across the street, SodaCova is doing work on 15 Liberty. The first floor had an illegal apartment and they are working to restore the commercial retail space. Work on the storefront could begin as early as next week. Plans are to create a gallery space. Stay tuned for that announcement.
Overall, this is very exciting news for the revitalization of southern Liberty Street. Coupled with the rehabilitation of PS 6, the Liberty Street School, this section of Liberty between Benkard and Renwick will slowly start to turn the corner. This goes without mentioning the hard work the Colas family has done at 19 Liberty Street. Bravo to you Nancy and Kermit!