Grand Victorian Perched Above Kingston’s Rondout District: $890K

  |  April 4, 2024

Upstater is visiting a Grand Victorian perched above Kingston’s Rondout District.

The 3,210-square-foot home was built in 1901 and blessedly retains a lot of period details, along with some smart modern upgrades—such as solar panels on the front roof.

The rust-colored siding, accented with blue trim, soaks up golden-hour light.

The entry is a rotunda, surrounded by thickly paneled walls. The base of the staircase is curved in homage to that shape. Reader, be warned: There’s a lot of wallpaper to be experienced throughout the home.

Two living rooms flank the entry—a closer look is available in the virtual tour. This one has leaf-green wallpaper and an intricately tiled fireplace. The other living room has green-painted walls and big windows.

The dining room has coffered paneling and a built-in China hutch.

Painted punched tin covers the ceiling in the kitchen. Wainscoting meets wallpaper on the walls, and black appliances contrast with white-and-wood cabinetry.

These built-in, Hoosier-type cabinets are a gem.

Similar cabinetry and a tin ceiling appear in the butler’s pantry off the dining room.

It’s got a dumbwaiter, too!

The main staircase makes a U-turn on a landing that features a gorgeous stained-glass window. Another, hidden staircase off the kitchen has vibrant floral wallpaper like this stairwell, but no special glass.

A circular oculus is rimmed with delicate, wooden spindles at the heart of the second-floor hallway, which is carpeted and papered in a floral pattern.

One small room off the hall has another beautiful window.

This bedroom’s twin closets flank a window and a storage window seat.

This room is similar in form, but with a different wallpaper design. Four bedrooms are on the second floor…

…and two, including this wooden-walled bedroom, are on the third floor.

The other third-floor bedroom has a beautiful (but worn) built-in window seat and bookcases.

All of this sits on about a quarter-acre of land. A bluestone patio hides behind stockade fencing. It could use a serious refresh.

The house is under a half-mile from the waterfront and seafood at Ship to Shore.

If this Grand Victorian perched above Kingston’s Rondout District floats your boat, find out more about 25 Presidents Place, Kingston, from Ellen Osgood with Coldwell Banker Village Green Realty.

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