“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
This is about a month late but, the City of Newburgh is accepting RFP’s for the purchase and rehabilitation of City Hall, 83 Broadway. The building has a host of costly issues, most significant are the structural issues due to load bearing walls being removed that has caused sagging. There are metal braces holding up entire sections of the building.
The City Manager believes a boutique hotel would be the ideal fit for the building. This is coming at a time when Liberty Street and Broadway are seeing the most businesses open up in the almost 10 years Newburgh Restoration has been in existence. Finally, 96 Broadway is being renovated with plans for a restaurant opening on the ground floor. Safe Harbors has completed the Green Park, and other very exciting projects are waiting to be announced for nearby buildings.
All responses must be received by Thursday, November 15, 2018 by 3:00pm.
Spread the word so that the City might receive diversified and qualified respondents.
Take a look at this property that has been renovated on the west end of the city. It also is a chance to see a “before and after” look of a house that was an overgrown neglected mess. Classic upgrades were chosen, appealing to any design palate. This is often an overlooked area in the city that has just as much potential as homes in the east end.
48 Poplar Street Newburgh NY Asking Price: $219,000 Year Built: 1910 Size: 1,058 sq ft Neighborhood: West of 9W Taxes: $5,300 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 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
Last summer 290 Liberty Street was torn down. An empty lot is left, with the remains of an old carriage house. The Newburgh Community Land Bank is accepting RFP’s for infill of this site.
The Land Bank had an engineering report done. Due to major structural deficiencies – a bulging eastern wall due to root growth, a cracked and separating north wall, it was concluded that the building could not be re-built in place using the existing footings.
For consideration, complete proposals must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, July 13, 2018, either electronically at info(at)newburghcommunitylandbank.org or by delivery of two printed copies to NCLB offices at 15 Chambers St, Newburgh, NY, 12550.
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