Plenty of older homes within Ulster County may boast intricate, original details, but many times the trade off is that the home may need quite a bit of work to get it our 21st century living standards. However, in the case of 94 Highland Avenue, the seller has delivered a turnkey, charming home, keeping many original details intact, meaning there’s not much left for new buyers to do other than move in and enjoy. Designed and built by the former owner’s brother, much of this 1907 Victorian has been very well preserved and restored, reflecting the elegance of a simpler time. Some of the original features highlighted in the home include the preserved pocket doors, tin ceilings, tiled fireplace in dining room, and wavy glass windows, amongst others. While 94 Highland Ave may appear to be, and is, quite a historical gem, it’s also had a bit of a facelift to keep up with the times and requirements that many buyers simply can’t live without in 2016. Updates include a new kitchen and bathrooms (both upstairs and downstairs), 100 amp electrical panel, insulation improvements and a new heating system, to name but a few. There is a fair amount of space in this home as well, with 3 decently sized bedrooms, storage space in the basement and walk-up attic space that could be turned into and used in many different ways.
Another great feature of 94 Highland Avenue is the deep and private backyard, something that can be difficult to find while looking for homes within the City of Kingston. Here, you’ll be able to find your own peace and quiet, just a few blocks from the buzzing Broadway. Sip your coffee from your Mahogany, covered back deck in seclusion, where mature trees line all 3 sides of the backyard for total privacy. Backyard has enough open space to add a shed, separate studio, patio or large garden, and still have space to roam.
Older Home, New City Vibe
There’s no doubt that Kingston is seeing some major changes recently, and for the better, might we add. The city and surrounding town areas are being rebranded as the new, hip place to be outside of NYC. Plenty of great restaurants, with many cultural cuisine options, have sprung up in recent years and much of the once abandoned mid-town area is being transformed into an ‘artist corridor’ complete with new artist studios in refurbished and repurposed lace and t-shirt factories from turn of the century Kingston days of old. There’s always new and exciting events and festivals being planned and added to an already established lineup of wonderful community events to take part in. Summers bring even more action to the ‘downtown’ part of Kingston on the Rondout Waterfront, just minutes from 94 Highland Avenue, where night markets and food truck festivals take place fairly regularly, in addition to all the events that local shops, businesses and restaurants on the strand organize.
Many people who live in New York City are looking to Kingston to find weekend homes or full time residences, and it makes perfect sense seeing as how quick and convenient it is to rely on public transportation here to take you quickly down to Manhattan ( via Trailways buses or trains). While there’s all the conveniences you would need in Kingston itself, this area is also popular amongst visitors and those looking to relocate, not only because of its proximity to NYC, but also because of its proximity to the Catskill Mountains, Woodstock and many great area ski centers and outdoor attractions. With Kingston solidifying its position as the ‘new, hip place to be,’ why wouldn’t you want to stick some roots down here?
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