Wintertime can be dreary. So this week, we’re visiting homes that are brightened up with skylights.
Today, we’re in Uptown Kingston, a stone’s throw (like, right across the street) from Forsyth Nature Center. This house was built in 1917 but has been extensively renovated. It now features four bedrooms and two baths.
Enter through the front door and your mood instantly lifts. Bright white walls and light honey-toned maple floors complement the vaulted ceiling of the living/dining area.
The open concept flows into the kitchen area, too, which is a dramatic contrast with black cabinets, black Z-line appliances, and a black-base center island. Light gray quartz countertops—and sun-soaked skylights in the ceiling—balance out the dark tones.
The backsplash is a zigzag of dark-toned tiles.
The sliders to the right lead to a fenced patio. Next to them are stairs to the lower level, and a short flight up to the bedroom level.
The primary bedroom has a maple floor and white walls. Casement windows add light and air.
The ensuite bath is intriguing, with a Fireclay-green tiled shower and a boxy, dark-wood vanity against a white-washed backdrop. The other two bedrooms are similar to the primary bedroom; there are no still images of them in the listing, but they can be seen in the virtual tour online.
Both secondary bedrooms share this full bath, which has gray floor tile, a white subway-tiled tub/shower, and a double-sink vanity.
Downstairs is a family room, which is nearly as bright and welcoming as the upper level.
Sliders head out to another patio and the backyard. Also down here, you’ll find a laundry room…
…and the fourth bedroom.
The house sits on 0.56 acre, with access from two adjacent streets. The listing says there’s room for an accessory building or even another house; we’d vote for a giant garden, tbh.
Those are blackberry bushes within arm’s reach of the firepit. Trust us when we say there’s nothing like a fresh berry off the cane in mid-summer. And it’s just a two-minute drive (or 12-minute stroll) for coffee or a brew at Rough Draft Bar & Books and all of the other excellent shops in the Stockade District.
If this ravishing renovation revs you up, find out more about 216 Lucas Avenue, Kingston, from Kristabelle McDermott with The Machree Group, LLC.