Walk to the Stockade District from This Beautiful Brick Two-Bedroom in Kingston, $375K

  |  September 26, 2022

The city of Kingston is the bustling county seat of Ulster County, and home to the historic Stockade/Uptown, Broadway/Midtown, and Rondout districts. This week, we’re spotlighting homes that epitomize life in this riverside city.

Meet “Henrietta”—a brick two-story that was built in 1870, just around the time that Kingston was celebrating its 100th birthday. Henrietta was renovated about two years ago, and now has a nice mix of vintage details and updated touches.

The front porch has fancy gingerbread details and an inviting vibe, overlooking a small front garden. The mint tone on the front door is repeated on the porch ceiling.

The main floor has an open living/dining/kitchen floor plan. The original wood floors were refinished to bring out their deep tones, a nice contrast to the white walls and ceiling.

The kitchen is compact and well-planned, with a corner sink and stainless-steel appliances. Subway tile in watery light blue covers the backsplash between white upper and lower cabinets and solid-surface counters. A door to the deck and backyard is between the fridge and the cabinets in the back.

Backtrack to the front door, and head to the stairs, noticing the glass doorknobs on the vintage doors and the cool patterned tile in the hall.

An iron-pipe railing lends an industrial edge to the black staircase.

The hall at the top also has an industrial detail.

The primary bedroom has three windows, a closet (and more glass doorknobs), and an L-shape that suggests room for a desk.

The secondary bedroom also has a closet and kind-of-refinished-but-still-worn wood floors.

There’s one bathroom in the house, and it’s a good size, with black-and-white woven-patterned ceramic tile on the floor, a built-in linen cabinet, and white subway tile surrounding the tub. The single-sink vanity has a glossy black finish and a white counter.

Surprise—the full walkout basement is ready to be finished, with a laundry area, workshop area, and a gas “woodstove.” The stone and brick foundation tells the house’s origin story, and would be a perfect backdrop for a dramatic bonus space.

The back deck is roomy and bright, with a traditional gray floor and white railings.

The iconic bluestone that made Kingston the source for New York City’s sidewalks is represented here in a cute patio area off the deck. Flagstones lead through the backyard.

Second surprise: The 974-square-foot house sits on a 25′-by-100′ double city lot, fully fenced with spruce stockade. The location is within walking distance of both Uptown and Broadway (hello, morning cuppa at Monkey Joe), and it’s only a few minutes’ drive to the traffic circle to the Thruway.

Fallen in love with Henrietta? Find out more about 136 Cedar Street, Kingston, with Gabrielle Edwards of Berardi Realty.

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