Fridays at 11:00, the Upstater website brings you a selection of homes for sale or rent within three hours north, and a little bit east or west, of New York City.
This week, we’re looking at homes in and around Kingston. It’s a beautiful city, if you haven’t been, with the rejuvenated Stockade District’s shops and restaurants — and gorgeous old stone houses — worth a look. You can take the bus there — the bus station is a couple of blocks from the Stockade District — or take the train across the river to Rhinecliff and zip across the Kingston-Rhinecliff bridge. It’s not all peachy there. We wrote last week about some municipal problems, and the troubles funding schools and hospitals. But, heck, it can only help if you buy a house there and beef up the tax base. Perhaps you’ll want to start with 26 Abeel Streetin the Rondout District, pictured above, because, if you’ll pardon our effusiveness, it’s a serious looker.
Five beds, three-and-a-half baths, 3,000 square feet, with a rental apartment in the attic. The one issue as we see it is this: location. The area is pretty commercial at this point, so the property might be a better bed-and-breakfast than home. It sits on .435 acres, which is decent for a lot in town so close to the river.
The Tobias Van Steenburgh House in the Stockade District was built around 1700, with a 1930s addition, and it’s a beaut.
Five bedrooms, three baths, three fireplaces, original beams. It has a great room, an updated kitchen with marble countertops and a pro stove, and a five-room professional office wing. Perfect for your psychotherapy business.
It sits on 1.2 acres with a terrace, a heated lap pool, a barn and gardens.
Looking for a live/work space? 50 Abeel Street is a local landmark near the Rondout district of Kingston. Formerly a restaurant, it’s been sitting vacant for a while, leaving its outdoor seating area, two bars and waterfront access for the next party to reinvent. Asking price: $625,000.