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This house across the street from mine just went on the market. I’ve never seen the inside, but from the outside it is amazing. I love the mansard roof! I hope someone buys it soon and takes good care of it. (And yes, houses here really are that cheap.)

Offered At: $199,000 Historic Brick Victorian just a half block from Bay View Terrace & “The Bluff” – River Views down street. This 3-level beauty in Newburgh’s Historic District retains its single family integrity – existing mantels, parquet floors, 2 full baths, bi-level front porch w/view of river down street, slate Mansard roof, backyard w/AG pool. With a few of your personal touches, this will really be a wonderful home. Walk to train, waterfront & dining. Home Warranty Included.

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  • Reply siescierto July 1, 2008 at 2:22 am

    I want that.
    It’s absolutely beautiful.

  • Reply alice July 1, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Wow! It is so beautiful. And to think I pay waaaay over double that for just 3 rooms.

  • Reply Lillian July 1, 2008 at 2:51 am

    Oh my. This is a dream house! I think Iยดm on the wrong continent.

  • Reply biba July 1, 2008 at 4:43 am

    Gorgeous house! Why aren’t there houses like this where i live ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply maddy July 1, 2008 at 5:19 am


  • Reply Belinda July 1, 2008 at 7:00 am

    that is a beautiful house.

  • Reply martha July 1, 2008 at 7:13 am

    hard to believe….
    you should go through it just to see what it’s like inside:)

  • Reply lindsay July 1, 2008 at 7:44 am


    Geezy we should move there! So much character for so little money. And Manhattan is just a train ride away, unbelievable.

  • Reply Janelle July 1, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I’m a little shocked that it can be so cheap, being so close to Manhattan. And I love the old details in the houses.

  • Reply Adam July 1, 2008 at 8:54 am

    I remember that house. It is a beauty! Were there any pics of the inside on the realty site?

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 1, 2008 at 9:02 am

    Newburgh really is the only affordable Hudson River city that’s within commutable distance to Manhattan. That’s why we live here!

    No pics of the inside, Adam, but we know the realtor (and have friends who are interested in seeing the house), so maybe we’ll be able to tag along and see how it is.

    I’m sure it needs work (what 125-year-old house doesn’t?), but the price and location just can’t be beat.

  • Reply megan July 1, 2008 at 9:17 am


  • Reply Janelle July 1, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Do you have the link the realty site? I would like to print it out and show it to someone.

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 1, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Janelle, I just emailed it to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply katie July 1, 2008 at 10:00 am


    I just saw in the paper today that Chicago’s sales tax has gone up to 10.25%, the highest of any of the major cities. Jeez, another possible reason to move. That house is a beauty!

  • Reply graze July 1, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Sheesh … where I come from, some cars cost that amount. Don’t even get me started on the houses.

  • Reply Lauren July 1, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    maybe we should finally move. $199k is hard to believe!

  • Reply Julie July 1, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Wow! Anything that beautiful here would cost you an arm and a leg.

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 1, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Newburgh is only 60 miles from Manhattan, everyone! There are lots more houses where this one came from! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply sweet fine day July 1, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    what?? I don’t think I’ve really ever considered leaving brooklyn…till I saw the price on that house. Maybe we need to think about moving our operation over there. Maybe this is where we need to open our bakery!

  • Reply Will July 1, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Wow just gorgeous. I wish I could bring the house and the price out west.

  • Reply read me... July 1, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    You have got to tag along with your friends to see inside… this house is amazing… shame it’s to far to commute to London ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply Kristina July 1, 2008 at 7:24 pm




  • Reply jennifer in sf July 1, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Wow. Just wow.

  • Reply mrslimestone July 2, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Wow, what a beauty. And the price! You can’t even buy a burnt out closet for that much. Is it a total mess inside or is that a normal price for something renovated?

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 2, 2008 at 9:52 am

    mrslimestone, I’m sure it needs some work, but I’m also sure it’s not a total wreck inside. Hopefully I’ll see it all for myself soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 2, 2008 at 9:53 am

    p.s. We did look at a larger house that WAS a total wreck inside recently, and it was listed at $80,000. I think they will get half of that price ultimately.

  • Reply Susan July 2, 2008 at 11:49 am

    I live over in Warwick and recently drove through Newburgh – I’m interested to know, Anna, what sort of amenities does it offer? Is there an artist community there? Is there shopping in that neighborhood? The views of the Hudson are amazing, but I was a little shocked by the “feel” of the town. We just moved here from Brooklyn and Newburgh reminded me of where I lived on 4th Avenue in 1998. Are there any signs of urban renewal (besides the one city plan for condos on the river and stuff)? If what happened with Savannah, GA could happen with Newburgh, wow…but Savannah has the SCAD to help out with that.
    Even though we just moved to Warwick, we’re seriously thinking of our next move, and Newburgh looks appealing for some things.

  • Reply jaime July 2, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Wow I really miss the east coast architecture. sometimes i want to move to San Francisco just to see pretty buildings every day. this makes me miss NJ and even more, miss the house prices out there ACK! you can’t something that size out here for under 600K.

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 2, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    Susan, I’ll email you! This could turn into a long conversation. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Frances July 2, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Wow! And I thought houses were cheap up here in the Berkshires (but of course we’re eons away from Manhattan).

  • Reply frannie July 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    sigh…i wish! xo

  • Reply mimi July 4, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    after reading some of the comments above (the one from “graze” soon to be seen on white whine), i bet you’re wishing you kept Newburgh to yourself. To think, you could soon have someone like that living across the street from you…sheesh.

    there goes the neighborhood.

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 4, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Mimi, I’m not trying to keep Newburgh a secret! I’m all for people moving here and buying houses, provided they are up for renovating and restoring them, and that they want to be active and supportive members of the community.

    This is a city with a lot of derelict and abandoned properties, as well as very serious economic and societal problems. It’s also incredibly beautiful, filled with historic properties, and has the potential to return to the thriving, safe Hudson River city it once was.

    I make posts like this in good part to increase positive awareness about Newburgh. So much of the rhetoric that’s available online is hugely negative, and I think has, in part, become a self-fulfilling prophecy. I want to encourage people to come here and help save this city, not drive them away and keep it for myself.

    As for Graze’s comment (I’m not sure what you mean by “soon to be seen on white whine”), I can certainly relate to his/her sentiment — I moved here from Brooklyn, where the type of house I live in would have cost well over a million dollars. I know what it’s like for the cost of housing to simply be too high, and that’s a good part of why I moved here.

  • Reply stacy July 6, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Really cheap! That is unbelieably cheap. I wish I could by a home in Seattle for that much.

  • Reply ambika July 7, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Gosh, that price. It’s just so unheard of here, one of the few places where the housing market isn’t hurting. Sigh.

  • Reply Megan July 8, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Hello! A native Newburgher here, now a Brooklynite. I love the house (and what you have done with your home). Which realtor is the house listed with?

  • Reply Anna (another one) July 17, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Newburgh has Staten Island prices, I see.

    Beautiful, beautiful house. The secret is def out on Newburgh.

  • Reply Anna at D16 July 17, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Megan: I’m sorry, I didn’t see your comment before now! Here is the realtor’s site.

    Other Anna: Newburgh is WAY cheaper than Staten Island in terms of what you get for the money architecturally!

  • Reply Michelle July 18, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Scheesh! That would cost *well* over a million dollars where I come from… And with interest rates around 9.7% that’s just never going to happen. Good luck to whoever scores this one!

  • Reply Samantha August 11, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Any update on the Henry St house? I’ve asked the realtor for interior photos, but haven’t gotten a reply yet. Did you get a chance to view it?

  • Reply Chris Hanson November 19, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Hi Anna & Evan- I really appreciate your site – and that you put up pictures of a few of our neighborhood houses for sale (my listings as well -thanks). I also wanted to let you know that both of the houses you have pictures of have been sold & now have new owners – and we have new neighbors!

  • Reply Susan December 5, 2008 at 3:35 am

    Guau! I want it for my, now!

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