5 Upstate Charmers in Kingston, N.Y., All Under $200K


    These upstate enchanters are all located in the historic Hudson Valley town of Kingston, N.Y.

    About 2.5 hours from Brooklyn by car, Kingston is well known for its uptown and downtown areas full of quaint local businesses, such as the original location of beloved Park Slope butcher shop Fleishers Craft Butchery and record store Rocket Number Nine. Tasty eating and drinking spots include Le Canard Enchaine, Boitson’s and the Stockade Tavern. Old-house renovators may also know Kingston as the home of Zaborski’s Emporium, a 40,000-square-foot salvage shop with a large selection of historic plumbing fixtures.

    Boasting four historic districts, Kingston is also famed for its historic architecture. The original town, now the Stockade National Historic District, dates from 1658, and contains some two dozen limestone houses constructed in the 1700s. Many fine examples of 19th and early 20th century architecture can be found throughout Kingston, including Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne.

    Kingston is a well-established migration point for ex-Brooklynites and a generally fun place to visit.

    We’ve rounded up five properties that would all make fine upstate vacation homes. They span much of the 19th and 20th centuries, starting with an 1830 Federal-Greek Revival hybrid and wrapping up with a 1980 handmade-style wood-frame house.

    The prices are easy on the wallet, ranging from just under $115,000 to just under $190,000.

    Which one would you choose?

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