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Historic Hudson-Valley Queen Anne Victorian On The Market For $399K

Posted by Staff Reporter on Apr 06, 2016 09:28 AM EDT
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A Queen Anne Victorian on the market in Newburgh, New York will make dreams of giving up a harried and expensive Big Apple life a reality. The quaint 19th-century bed-and-breakfast manse in the historic, picturesque Hudson Valley spans 4,730-square-feet and is listed for just $399,000. 

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The Queen Anne Victorian's listing agent Christopher Hanson stated that homes at affordable prices were also becoming more difficult to find in the area. He claimed that Newburgh was now teaming with developers as the convenient location was just one hour from New York City.

The Queen Anne Victorian's serene surroundings offered proximity to both Albany and Manhattan. It's location once lured prominent figures such as Erie Railroad President Homer Stockbridge Ramsdell, who constructed the home in 1870.

Hanson, who was also a historian who sat on the city's Architectural Review Commission, stated that the area back then was overflowing with grand residences in a place that had soaring standards and had a lot of cash, according to a feature from In USA News.

It was not smooth sailing though throughout for the small city. In the mid-century, the suburbs pulled residents away, and the town fell into urban blight. Its restoration did not take root until 1974, when famous preservationist Elizabeth Lyon bought five Victorians. From that point on, people began to restore these houses.

The rebirth of fixer-uppers had been documented by blogs such as Door Sixteen, Newburgh Restoration, and even the New York Times.1

The Queen Anne Victorian, like many houses in the area, boasts of brick walls and a location in the famed historic district. Though, it fell into disrepair at one point, a previous owner in the early 1980s completely restored it. The renovation included updating the electric and plumbing. The property's well-preserved details included wood floors, crown moldings, ornate staircases, and pocket doors, according to a feature from Very International People.

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