A Victorian That Needs a Little Updating, $649.9K

  |  May 4, 2022

The cities of the Hudson Valley are where you’ll often find a concentration of Victorian home styles, it seems.

Here we have a 1,740-square-foot four-bedroom in Kingston. It’s a pretty two-story, and similar to the one next door. It has the classic Kingston bluestone walkway in front, and a tiny bit of a front yard. That shrubbery could use some TLC, though.

The front porch is well-maintained, with gingerbread touches on the railings. The upper-story windows also showcase those ornate trims.

The interior of the house is a mix of good bones and a lot—a LOT—of carpeting. Still, check out the pretty paneling on the stairwell, and the carving on the newel post.

Through an arched doorway off the entry is this sunny parlor/living room, which has a 9-foot-high tin ceiling.

This room is spacious, with a working fireplace opposite the bow windows.

Next, walk into the nice-sized dining room. Great trim, a tray ceiling, and shutter doors are just some of the highlights. Do you like lavender? If so, all this room needs is no carpeting. There can’t be carpeting throughout the main level, can there?

Nope. But the linoleum in the vintage kitchen needs to be removed. The pretty cabinets are a real throwback—if you’re a 1940s fan, you may consider keeping them. Off the kitchen is a breakfast room with sliders leading out to the covered back porch, which runs the width of the house.

Back inside, head up the stairs to the second floor, and you’ll find—you guessed it—more carpeting. But like the base of the stairwell, the top newel posts and banisters are beautifully preserved.

Four bedrooms fill the top floor, and two of them have these pretty bow windows. All of them, however, could use an update.

You might feel like saluting before entering this one.

This house only has one full bathroom—and it’s a real kick. A double-sink vanity is reminiscent of the 1970s, as is the metallic wallpaper. The toilet and shower stall are tucked into a separately tiled alcove.

Well, here’s a surprise…a petite tub snuggles into the corner next to the shower. Again, the tiling and the fixtures seem to be in good shape, so they could be a keeper, if that’s your jam.

There’s a half-bath in the basement laundry area. The walkout basement has a Bilco door in addition to a regular entry door.

One good aspect of the basement is that there’s no carpet to pull up. But the drop ceilings and the wood paneling have to go.


Off-street parking is a plus on this property, which measures just over a tenth of an acre. That open space is an additional buildable lot that’s part of the sale. The property is walking distance to restaurants and shops, and isn’t too far from the Kingston Rail Trail.

If this 1902 Victorian checks all your boxes, find more about 14 Warren Street, Kingston, from Alexandra Deforest with Hudson Valley Real Estate Brokerage.

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