Plan Ahead for the Summer with this Victorian Home…Pool Included!

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Situated in Kingston, NY, this antique Victorian house comes packed with ornate wood details inside, and an in-ground pool in the backyard. 

As our self-quarantine begins to stretch from weeks into months, we find ourselves ruminating on spending more time outside when the weather allows. Summer is inevitable, so what better time to start looking at houses for sale with pools included? For the time being, you’ll need to satisfy your real estate curiosity with listing photos and virtual tours (most realtors are offering them now. If you see something you like, go ahead and schedule that virtual tour!), but that shouldn’t stop you from gazing longingly at this c.1899 stone Victorian…

…starting with the welcoming front porch, complete with Greek Revival details. Just beyond the front door and vestibule lies the foray, where you can get your first glimpse at the 4,863-square-foot interior, sure to knock your socks off with original pocket doors, hardwood floors, oak inlay trim, stained glass windows, and ceramic fireplaces.

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Take your pick of parlors on the first floor, crowned with light fixture medallions…

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…which you’ll also find one in the formal dining room, too. The space is large enough to feed a multitude (at least, when it’s possible to have people over again)…

…and you can prep those meals in the large kitchen, which is a 1950s throw-back with high ceilings. You may prefer to update it, or keep it appropriately kitschy. There’s also a butler’s pantry.

Take the grand staircase up to the second floor, which includes light-filled bedrooms and two full baths…

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…while down on the basement level, there’s room for a recording studio/rehearsal space, or turn it into an art studio or workshop.

Feel free to wile away many-a-summer day on the deck of the pool, or on the back porch that overlooks it.

If you’re feeling the need for some refreshing summer recreation right in your own backyard, stick with Upstater this week for more properties for sale, pools included!

Considering taking the plunge into becoming this antique Victorian home’s new owner? Find out more about 63 W. Chestnut Street, Kingston, NY from Murphy Realty Group

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