Lovely 1863 brick Italianate on tree-lined street in the Historic Rondout District of Kingston, two minutes from the waterfront. This former parsonage is #21 on the Walking Tour. The home was built by Turck and Burhans on the hilltop donated by Thomas Cornell to site the Romanesque Wurts St. Baptist Church and its rectory. His mansion sat diagonally with views of the Hudson River and the company's steamship harbor. Seventeen ministers and their families lived here until 1957 when #85 Wurts became a private residence amid the lively music, art and cultural scene that exemplifies Kingston, New York. This 3264 sq. ft 5 BR, 3 Bath home boasts a meticulously restored interior (plaster crown moldings, medallions, wall coverings and antique chandeliers) & updated gas, 200-amp electric service, plumbing, heating, central AC, roofing and architectural features. It has 11 ft. ceilings, 10 fireplaces, a Unico air handling system, 16 zone alarm service, front & back staircases, butler's pantry, pocket doors, raised paneling, 26 original windows, storms and shutters. A former servants' wing has been converted to His and Her bathrooms. His Swedish Bath is an open shower, fully tiled with the Rohl, Perrin & Rowe thermostatic system in nickel and porcelain. Her Bath, finished in 2012, has a rare 6' clawfoot tub, electric towel warmer, fireplace with Windsor Arch electric logs, ceiling medallions, 2 vintage chandeliers, dentil crown molding and a Corinthian column. The children's bathroom, also on the 2nd floor, has an unusual 3' tub and fine detailing. The home has 3 covered porches, a vine-covered loggia, 30 ft. sunken garden with waterfall, plus mature trees and perennial beds. The back yard, garage and driveway are enclosed by a 6 ft iron fence. The newest porch, 2015, has a wrought-iron grille with the City of Kingston Logo. The sidewalks are bluestone. Since 2000, landscaping includes planting a Japanese Katsura (50ft), 3 Winter King Hawthorns, 2 Okame Cherries, 1 Metasequoia, 2 Japanese Maples, 10 climbing roses: Meidland Alba, Zephrine Drouhin, Mme. Alfred Carriere, Westerland Whiter Iceberg, 5 clematis, 5 honeysuckles, 4 topiaried Yews, 3 perennial beds, foundations plantings, grasses, etc. All trees pruned 2022. Throughout the home there are very high-end wall coverings including William Morris, Lincrusta Bradbury & Chinoiserie QC-116 from Second Hand Rose, NYC.
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PROPERTY PROS OF THE HUDSON VALLEY2345 Route 52 Suite Suite 2KHopewell Jct., NY 12533
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