An Original Sleightsburg House for $489K

  |  January 24, 2024

Sleightsburg, a hamlet in the town of Esopus, is close to the goings-on of Kingston‘s Uptown Stockade District. And it’s the site of this original Sleightsburg house that’s been newly done up to suit a modern eye.

The three-bedroom, 2.5-bath Cape Cod-style home was built in 1896. For a long time, the 1,192-square-foot original Sleightsburg house dressed itself in natural cedar shakes. Now, the exterior wears siding in a deep blue, with an orange front door for panache. To the side of the door, an attractive rock garden adjoins concrete blocks delineating a graveled patio area.

An entrance hall has gallery walls and hardwood floors that extend past a staircase to the living and dining areas.

The open dining area connects to the kitchen.

Its Scandinavian minimalism is a blank slate for the new owner’s designs.

The chef’s kitchen includes new, stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, and porcelain-tile backsplashes.

A professional-grade faucet and an under-mount farmhouse sink sit in the breakfast bar next to a dishwasher.

The breakfast bar seats two and backs up to the living room.

Sage-green walls brighten the living room, and sliders bring the outside in as well as provide access to the deck.

The house has a first-floor primary bedroom and a second-floor one, too. The main-level bedroom includes a walk-in closet.

A half-bath ensuite connects to the bedroom. An under-mount sink sits on a rustic vanity.

The center-hall staircase features the same distressed hardwood as the flooring.

A Minka ceiling fan spins in the second-floor primary bedroom’s vaulted ceiling. The hardwood flooring here is new, like elsewhere in the house.

And the ensuite full bath—with a stall shower—is just off the bedroom. It’s got a similar vanity as the downstairs one.

A secondary bedroom has the same tall ceilings. Adding to the airy feel, big windows line one wall.

The hall bathroom has fancy floor tile and a board-and-batten-like vanity. Continuing the modern theme, glazed tile lines the soaking tub/shower area.

Lastly, the outdoor deck wraps around one corner of the house. You can walk from here to Sleightsburg Park, a green “spit” of land jutting out at the confluence of the Rondout Creek and the Hudson River. The Hutton Brickyards‘ concerts and experiences are just a seven-minute drive away: This month, come to the Valentine’s Hutton Hang (O+)uts. For a dose of culture, the Midtown Arts District is six minutes from here.

If this Sleightsburg home makes your heart take flight, find out more about 39 North Broadway, Kingston, from Linda Nova with Corcoran Country Living.

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