We weren’t lying when we said Kingston has its share of Midcentury Modern homes. Today we’re spotlighting one of them: a three-bedroom, two-bath split-level built in 1967.
The exterior is a mix of vinyl siding and stone. The roofline peaks, then slides down in an iconic Mid-Mod swoop before ending over floor-to-ceiling windows.
The front door opens to the living/dining area, which has original hardwood flooring and a neat wooden ceiling beam overhead.
A double-sliding-door coat closet is next to a short flight of stairs, and curtains conceal sliding-glass doors next to the kitchen and dining area. The house is 1,412 square feet in total.
We’re glad no one replaced those snazzy original windows at the front of the house. A transom above the front door follows its angles. More vintage detail appears in the kitchen’s half-wall, topped with white-painted spindles.
The kitchen floor is terrazzo-look vinyl. The white appliances and oak cabinets are a bit dated, but appear to be in fine condition. The new owner still might want to update most of what’s here.
Those sliders open to a pink-carpeted sunroom that could use a makeover. A door from here leads to a back deck.
This bedroom is at the top of the stairs. It has nice hardwood flooring and an overhead light.
A second bedroom is smaller but has built-in shelves and a TV alcove.
If you’re looking at a Midcentury Modern-era house, you’ve got to expect a pink bathroom. And this one delivers, wrapped halfway up the walls in pink tile. Fixtures are white, and the floor looks like new, wood-look laminate.
On a third level is a third bedroom, which has an ensuite bath.
It has the same floor as the other bathroom, and a glass-slider shower.
The door off the main-floor sunroom leads to this ground-level deck. It could use a powerwash and refinish, but offers a good spot for grilling or sunning.
It overlooks the house’s quarter-acre of property. It’s north of the Stockade District/Uptown, between Route 209 and the Thruway.
If this Jetsons-era home lights your jets, find out more about 2 Magic Drive, Kingston, from Charlet Wenzel with Howard Hanna Rand Realty.