This week, Upstater is in Kingston—one of three original Dutch settlements in New York, and the site where the state itself was established in 1777.
The city of Kingston is a diverse mix of home styles and prices, from vintage farmhouses (some sadly chopped up into apartments) to Midcentury Modern ranches and big stone beauties that were built when the state was a baby. Today, we visit a traditional two-story that remains a single-family home. It’s in a commercial district (there’s a laundromat across the street), but the house has a friendly exterior with an inviting front porch.
The porch has the requisite gray-painted wood floor, with generously sized steps leading up to it.
It wraps around to the side of the house, too.
The front door opens to a small foyer in front of the staircase before leading to the living room. The hardwood floors here are in good shape; the walls are white, a mix of drywall and tongue-and-groove wainscoting. Recessed lighting shines down from a drop ceiling—we understand the convenience of a drop ceiling, but we honestly think they aren’t the most attractive feature. The adjoining dining room has similar decor.
The eat-in kitchen has a whole lot of vintage white cabinets that are topped with marble-look black counters. The ceramic tiles on the floor complement the counters and backsplash.
The upstairs hall is carpeted.
The three bedrooms up here are all similar in decor (white walls, hardwood floors), but vary in size. This one’s the biggest, at 12′ by 14′.
The house has one bathroom, and it’s upstairs. It has a beige ceramic-tile floor and a skinny white vanity. The toilet and shower are partially concealed by a half-width wall.
This bedroom is 7′ by 14′.
This room’s the smallest, at 7’4″ by 11’3″.
The full unfinished basement has a laundry area and lots of room for storage. It’s a three-minute drive to Broadway, where you can access shopping and restaurants and catch a performance at the Ulster Performing Arts Center. The house measures 1,440 square feet and sits on 0.05 acre; maintenance shouldn’t be a chore.
If this pretty city home catches your eye, find out more about 125 Grand Street, Kingston, from Gabrielle Edwards with Berardi Realty.