A National Register-Listed Brick Trilevel in Newburgh: $329.9K

  |  March 28, 2024

Upstater is back in the City of Newburgh, on Parmenter Street, where Habitat for Humanity has rejuvenated many beautiful homes.

Today’s house could use some cosmetic updates, although it has great details. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this blue-trimmed brick trilevel measures 2,046 square feet and has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

Built in 1900, the house retains some original touches like this sculptural staircase and the leaded transom above the doorway between the hall and kitchen.

Peeling wallpaper still doesn’t detract from this Gothic-inspired fireplace nook in the entry. Shelves march up either side, next to a big window.

Another beautiful fireplace is in the kitchen, which also has a wide expanse of black-and-white ceramic-tile flooring.

White appliances and cream-colored cabinets fill one side of the room. We’d consider repainting the cabinets and updating the countertops and appliances.

This half bath has tile on the floor and climbing up the walls.

That center staircase winds its way to the second floor and beyond.

Deep-silled windows and hardwood flooring complement a carved limestone fireplace.

The same tile as the kitchen makes a comeback in the bathroom; it covers the floor and goes halfway up the walls. A tub/shower is to the left of the sink, behind mirrored doors.

The bathroom is ensuite to this bedroom.

The trim throughout the room needs to be refinished—we’d sand and restain it, never paint it. A brick fireplace is flanked by floating wall shelves.

This full bath is very similar to the other. The tiling on the vanity needs to be redone.

The ceiling in this bedroom, too, needs repair.

The enclosed backyard is an amateur gardener’s dream project—if they don’t mind cleaning up and starting from scratch. Like most city lots, the property is 0.05 acre in size. It’s just around the corner from Ms. Fairfax for brunch, lunch, or dinner. And Newburgh Brewing Company is just a few blocks away.

If this National Register-listed brick trilevel is on your radar, find out more about 21 East Parmenter Street, Newburgh, from


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