Sunday, April 15, 2012

288 Grand St Newburgh, NY 12550

Newburg is still "up and coming" which is to say it's rough.
This place is just gorgeous enough to entice me there though!

288 Grand St Newburgh, NY 12550
Beds:7 Bed Baths:4 Bath House Size:5,120 Sq Ft Lot Size:0.53 Acres
Property Details
This home is truly a diamond in the rough. Designed by AJ Downing, this home has fallen into disrepair, but has much of the original woodwork, and character still intact. It has been vandalized, and there has been water damage, but is still worth it to restore this Grand Lady to her original glory. Taxes have been successfully grieved, and lowered,and will remain lower under the tax incentives offered by the Historic district's restoration program.
Beds    7 bed     Baths    4 bath
House Size    5120 sq ft     Lot Size    0.53 Acres
Price    $179,000    Price/sqft    $35
Property Type   
Single Family Home
    Year Built    1870
Neighborhood    Not Available    Style    Victorian
Stories    Not Available    Garage    Not Available
Property Features   

    Status: ACTIVE
    County: Orange County
    Area: Newburgh City, Location: Newburgh City
    Approximately 0.53 acre(s)
    3 total full bath(s)
    1 total half bath
    16 total rooms
    Lot size is between 1/2 and 1 acre
    School District: Newburgh
    Elementary School: Magnet
    Jr. High School: Magnet
    High School: Nfa
    Dining room
    Laundry room

Fireplace Features   
Heating Features    Oil Above Ground, Hot Water, 1 Heat Zones
Exterior Construction   
Interior Features    Partially Finished Basement, Formal Dining Room, Sky Light
Exterior Features    Blacktop Driveway, Circular Driveway, Paved Street Surface, Septic System, Municipal Water
MLS ID    522457
Listing brokered by    CB/Lazier Realty |(845)342-5766

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I had the money, I could have so much fun fixing this place up. As dangerous as Newburgh can be - it was recently named the Murder Capital of New York State - Montgomery and Grand Streets (and the surrounding neighborhoods) have some very appealing, old homes at awfully reasonable houses. I believe the realtor is playing fast and loose with the facts here, though, as realtors are sometimes wont to do. If this house was built in 1870, as the realtors claim, then it's unlikely that A. J. Downing designed it, as he died back in 1852. Also, Downing wasn't actually an architect but only a tastemaker and is only known to have designed a small number of buildings himself. The floor plans and illustrations appearing in his books were usually the work of associates and architect friends like Calvert Vaux, Frederick Clarke Withers, A.J. Davis and Gervace Wheeler. This is still a gorgeous house, though!