Perched on a grassy knoll above Rondout Creek sits one of Kingston’s architectural treasures. Known as The Kingston Mansion, this brick Second Empire Victorian offers four levels of living space filled with natural light and period details. Home to Father Divine from the turn of the century to the mid 1950's, the house has a rich history and came to be know as The Kingston Mansion.
The first floor features large rooms for grand scale entertaining. Living room with twelve foot pressed tin ceilings, original marble fireplace, hardwood floors and built ins. Formal dining room with ornate pressed tin ceiling, original fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows with northern and southern exposures.
Glass enclosed front porch can be used as an all season room adjacent to a full bath with antique fixtures. Eat in chef’s kitchen features commercial range and hood, dual porcelain enamel sinks; glass fronted steel vintage cabinetry and a pantry. Rounding out the first floor is a windowed office and an additional full bath.
Second floor master bedroom has built ins and a large walk in closet. Flooded with natural light from the three oversized windows, the ensuite master bath
features two original porcelain sinks, oversized porcelain enamel bath tub, and an oversized marble and stone spa shower. Three additional bedrooms are accessible by the front and rear staircases.
Finished attic with exposed beams, two open plan artist studios, and 16 windows fill the top floor with fabulous natural light. In addition, a bedroom and full bathroom with spa shower and a cedar sauna complete this level.
The finished lower level has two private entrances and a large artist’s studio with double sink, pantry, and photographer’s dark room. Oversized laundry room contains the home’s original kitchen stove. Rounding out the lower level are a mechanical room and an additional studio room with a fireplace and period built ins.
Recently remodeled two story brick Victorian cottage has a lofted bedroom, brand new kitchen, brand new bathroom and great room with skylight. A wall of glass doors lead out to a flagstone patio connecting the cottage and main house.
Driveway with dual access points leads to the stand alone three car garage. Roof was recently refoamed, supported, and completely redone.
Steps from Rondout Creek, Block Park, TR Gallo Waterfront Park, the Broadway Historic District, and the Hudson River Maritime Museum the Kingston Mansion offers creature comforts minutes away while being tucked away on 4.3 acres. The bustling historic district has a long established artist’s community, wonderful restaurants, bars and shops.
Shown by appointment only with 72 hours notice. Listing featured on the NYSMLS and is not listed on HGAR. ***For broker showings please register your clients via email and send your license number when setting up an appointment.