This post is for all you city dwellers dying to own your very own brownstone/rowhome. This cute home on Benkard is priced right, and in dire need of some care. It is being listed as a two family home. Obviously when it was first built, it was a single family home. Now, there are two kitchens that look like they need to be gutted. It would be the perfect opportunity to convert this home back into a single family residence. That original front door is gorgeous, and repairing the front porch would really bring back this home.
Benkard is not usually considered one of Newburgh’s best blocks. But there are some positive things to consider. Two blocks west, Habitat for Humanity has repaired 3 homes (68 Benkard, 70 Benkard, and 72 Benkard). These homes belong to homeowners and not renters. Homeowners tend to care for their properties more, increasing neighborhood pride. Down the street is neighborhood anchor, Simple Gifts and Goodies. And, other developments to look at are Atlas Industries and the Liberty Street School. Their success will greatly impact this area.
If you want a home to compare this one to, check out 48 Carson that has the same angled façade.
23 Benkard Ave Newurgh NY
Asking Price: $45,000
Year Built: 1895
Size: 2,156 sq ft
Distance to NYC: 58.2 mi, 1 hour 10 mins
Public Transportation: MetroNorth to Beacon, then take ferry across
Closest Roadways: 9W, I-87, I-84
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