Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
Stunning and significant, Frederick Clarke Withers’ early Victorian masterpiece sits serenely back from the road in elegant Balmville, surrounded by sweeping lawns. Completed in 1856, its spacious rooms with 10-feet ceilings give it grandeur & a sense of history. No ordinary home, 5 unique fireplaces, mahogany coffered ceilings and wall paneling, the original recessed mahogany bookcases with the 19th century glass doors intact, wonderful decorative strap work ceiling , meticulous wood carved built-ins, ornamental plaster swag molding, & ceiling moldings with delicate corner cartouches, make it extraordinary. Partially restored and renovated, some of the rooms still need some work, but it’s entirely livable with an updated kitchen and recent extensive repairs inside and out including the slate roof, plumbing and electricity. Made for a crowd, family and friends, this exciting, important piece of Newburgh history is a blank canvas, waiting to shine again. Come bring im ...
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