No exaggerations, we love this area of Kingston. The Rondout neighborhood (located in downtown Kingston, situated on the Rondout Creek) is so rich with historic architecture, tree-lined streets, great restaurants, and a waterfront setting. This cottage is up the hill from the Strand proper, close enough to the action but still tucked away on a quiet residential street (across from the cemetery, mind you, but hey. At least you know the neighbors won’t make a peep). The house needs work. It needs a complete renovation, top to bottom…well, almost. The roof is new and so is the porch. The interior looks like it needs to be hosed down with a power washer. Just strip it and start again.
The cottage was originally built in 1885 and sits on a very small parcel of land 1/10th of an acre. Still, we think there’s potential for a cute little cottage in a great Kingston location. There’s just one more thing: Call us paranoid, but we feel nervous about this house-on-concrete-stilts situation. But it’s fine, right? Right?
154 W. Pierpont Street, Kingston (Mary Bono)