119 Howland Avenue | Gorgeous Renovated Mid 1800s Home, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Fireplaces

119 Howland Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508
PRICE: $784,900    BEDS & BATHS: 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4 fireplaces
SCHOOL: Beacon (J. V. Forrestal Elementary)
This gorgeous home is one of the many historic stunners in Beacon. It was built during a wave of beautiful buildings that went up in the nineteenth century Beacon and remain here today.

The charm and detail in this house is unmatched. The thick swirl in the staircase banner, the wide doors, the outdoor porches built into the house for easy living next to the mountain synonymous with the town it overlooks. Across the street from this house, your porch doors open wide to Mount Beacon - the view is all yours.

Speaking of the outside, there is an overgrown basketball court in a corner of the front yard, in case you desired a surface for a little tennis, ball playing or bike riding.

Normally we don’t include how many fireplaces are in a home, but this home is an exception with four hearty fireplaces. This house was designed for family living, with a full kitchen downstairs, and a kitchenette with sink upstairs, making it a perfect setup for a stately office, in-law suite, or other guest accommodations. The suite upstairs has a balcony with french doors opening to face the Hudson River.

Located in the foothills of Mount Beacon on just under a half-acre, serenity exists in this mountain neighborhood. The welcoming stone path from the driveway to the house increases the warm touch of this home. You are also within walking distance of famed Bob’s Corner Store for breakfast sandwiches, and to Scenic Hudson’s recently renovated entry climb Mount Beacon for a brisk hike. Walking to downtown Beacon is also easy from this home with incredible mountain views.

Original charm has been restored to this house that goes back as far as 1867 at least, according to The 1867 Atlas, which was a series of maps produced back then to document properties. In addition to the four fireplaces, the home does have central air and cooling. There are plenty of breakfast nooks to dine in, with an open kitchen. Bathrooms outnumber the fireplaces, with several options for showers, including a walk-in shower for easy accessibility, and a claw-foot bathtub for high-class decoration.


  • The views, porches and second floor balcony with french doors.

  • The plethora of fine bathrooms with ideal flooring and fixtures.

  • The convenient second floor kitchenette for guests or family.

See this house for yourself. Contact the agent, Jonathan Miller at JonCar Realty about this home at 845-831-3331 or email joncarrealty@yahoo.com.

7 Academy Street, Beacon, NY | Carriage House/Art Studio With 1895 Home

7 Academy Street, Beacon, NY 12508
PRICE: $725,000  BEDS & BATHS OF HOUSE: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one is a half bath)
CARRIAGE HOUSE: 2 large open floors - upstairs and downstairs - used as art studio space

First of all, this is not your average house for so many reasons, yet is incredible for people who love living in beautiful spaces, might be makers, and prefer living in an outdoor oasis tucked away in a convenient location.

For starters, this home is a secret. Its address is 7 Academy, but the spacious gravel driveway is on Rombout Avenue. Rombout, you say? Yes. Rombout Avenue has many personalities, as it starts at Wolcott/9D near the Hudson River, and ends on the other end of Beacon near the Fishkill Creek. This house is the first house on a quiet, winding road that otherwise goes unnoticed unless you were using it as a cut-through to get from Wolcott/9D to South Avenue Elementary School.

Now that we’ve established where it is, let’s dig into the details. This 2-story home is adjacent to one of the most eye-catching carriage houses in Beacon. The most interesting aspect to this property is the carriage house. Of course, the 1895 home has been renovated in keeping with its original detail, and has a custom kitchen ready to go with a granite countertop island for people to gather round at while you cook at your Capital gourmet stove (these stoves range from $2,500+).

Basically, if most houses in Beacon have a shed, you’re getting a beautiful brick carriage house with large curved windows, 16’ ceilings, great northern light and painted hardwood floors. This is perfect for artists of any kind and is currently being used by a couple who use it as a woodworking shop. Years ago, the first floor was used to restore Steinway Grand Pianos.

Maybe you will use it to house your podcast production facility, or graphic design branding agency. Maybe you work from home - but now you could work in your carriage house next door and your team can come to a real office while you still have the kettle on your fancy Capital stove just steps away! Or maybe you will use it as an indoor, all-season bike riding space for the kids, or a place for the family to hang out for a grand movie night.

The driveway has plenty of parking, and there is a basement for additional storage with a cement floor and a door to the outside.

Let’s discuss the house, because that’s where you’ll be living. The landscaping is one to copy. Perennial gardens are planted, the food garden with climbing vegetables is ready for seed, and the stone walls and slate walkways will restore calm and peace whenever you step outside. The inside is nice and cozy with original detail and solid wood throughout.

Location-wise, it is perfect for a commuter who wants to live near the train and on the free bus route. Yes that’s right - the G-line is now the Free-line. Anyone who gets off the train at the Beacon station has a free bus ride up the hill and into downtown Beacon. Have the Dutchess County Bus drop you basically at your doorstep. The driveway is near 9D, but tucked inside of Rombout Avenue far enough that you can forget you are so close to 9D. We’re still not sure why its address is 7 Academy, but that is one of the quarks that makes Beacon unique in how it works.

Our Favorite Parts:

  • The Studio Space in the carriage house.

  • The outside landscaping and fencing - you are in your own oasis.

  • The cement floor basement. Any basement in an older home in Beacon that has a usable basement is a bonus.

  • Large driveway.

  • Close proximity to train and downtown Beacon yet feels remote.

  • Original renovated charm.

See this house for yourself. Contact the agent, Jonathan Miller at JonCar Realty about this home at 845-831-3331 or email joncarrealty@yahoo.com.

86 Beacon St, Newburgh, NY 12550 | A 2-Bedroom "TLC Heartthrob"

86 Beacon St, Newburgh, NY 12550
PRICE: $139,900 BEDS & BATHS: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
SCHOOL: Newburgh (Magnet) AREA: Washington Heights

There is a Beacon Street in Newburgh, and you could live on it. Or own a house on it and rent it out long-term. This little light blue house has been dubbed “a TLC heartthrob,” by its agent, Sarah, which means it is dig-in ready. Work needs to be done, “but the scale is manageable,” says Sarah. “This would be a great little bungalow for those who like the classic post-war detached homes in Beacon.”

The downstairs layout has wide pass-through entry-ways for an open feel, and the details are almost Swiss with the additional wood detail near the door moldings and the interior mini-shutters on select windows. The backyard is shaded for those who like planting hosta gardens, with room for a larger walk-out back porch. The front porch has a classic closed style with pillars, but you could use your imagination if you were to re-style it with fresh wood. Storage is included with this home, with the detached 2 car garage, attic, and basement.

Where is this house? It’s in a quite neighborhood in the Washington Heights area of Newburgh, and is situated on a one-way street.

Contact the agent, Sarah Beckham Hooff about this listing at her cell: 845.420.8965 or email: sarah@reattached.team

21 Benkard Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550 | 1890 Multi-or-Single Family Home


21 Benkard Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550
UNITS: 2 apartments, upstairs/downstairs BEDS & BATHS: each apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
SCHOOL: Newburgh (Magnet) AREA: Newburgh City

For those who are eager to sink their teeth into a light(ish) renovation of a 1890s home boasting of original tin ceilings in several rooms and wide-plank hardwood floors throughout. This TLC Queen is begging for your paint job, so start thinking of colors. You have several ornate details to work with like the details of the carved wood front door and granite mantles in both apartments of this multi-family home.

This 2-unit building offers first and second floor apartments, each with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath inside. The first floor apartment has doubly good features, with back-door access to a walk-out porch with a flight of stairs down into the backyard. The basement workshop area also comes with this unit.

Where Is This Home? This property is right in the heart of downtown Newburgh “in one of the hippest neighborhoods,” according to its agent, Sarah with the ReAttached Team at Hanson Real Estate Partners. Just around the corner from it is the new cafe, Panja, which makes juice, grilled food, and hosts organized yoga, meditations, business planning and other workshops. Wow. Plus, if you like what the Atlas Building did, you’ll be in the right vibe. A new co-working space and restaurant is also moving in one block over into a renovated factory building that once made springs for carriage cushions, seats and upholstered furniture, according to this article.

Contact the agent, Sarah Beckham Hooff about this listing at her cell: 845.420.8965 or email: sarah@reattached.team

48 Poplar Street, Newburgh, NY 12550 | 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath | Renovated 1910 Cape Cod House

48 Poplar Street, Newburgh, NY 12550
PRICE: $209,900  BEDS & BATHS: 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms
SCHOOL: Newburgh (Magnet) AREA: Newburgh City

This Cape Cod style home was built in 1910 and has been recently completely renovated “with integrity,” says Sarah. “The owner is amazing and has done an amazing job; this home will last.” In fact, you can see the Before and After shots! You will not believe the complete rehab done to this home.

The inside is bright and airy, ready for you to gaze out the window in your just-remodeled kitchen sipping coffee. Or maybe you prefer relaxing on a sun porch that has been fully lined with new windows, making it comfortable for all seasons. It even has a breakfast room! Got a lot of stuff? No problem - this house has a walk-up attic for convenient storage. A super chill neighborhood is within walking distance to the best bagel shop in Newburgh called Lox Stock & Bake. You might need to also join one of Newburgh’s growing number of boutique fitness places to work off those bagels.

Contact the agent, Sarah Beckham Hooff about this listing at her cell: 845.420.8965 or email: sarah@reattached.team

7 Creek Drive, Beacon NY 12508 | Rentals

LOCATION: 7 Creek Drive, Beacon NY 12508
PRICE: $1,900-$2,750/month plus utilities (water included)
BEDS & BATHS: Depends on the apartment.
SCHOOL: Beacon

In what is becoming known as "The Waterfall District" in downtown Beacon at the base of the mountain, you'll be in good company with a community of people living in loft rentals. The apartments at 7 Creek Drive are designed by the architect Aryeh Siegel as new construction to mimic the historic design of other neighboring factory buildings in a Historic District of Beacon, preserving the look of one of Beacon's defining economic generators of the past: the factories near Mount Beacon.

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Located on the banks of the Fishkill Creek, this is apartment living surrounded by nature and beauty at the base of Mount Beacon. Some apartments have treetop views, and some even have kitchen windows overlooking the ecosystems down below. But these apartments rent quickly, so stay in the loop for when the layout of your dreams becomes available, like this one with a bright kitchen window, or this penthouse. There are only a few apartments available right now, so call Gate House Realty to schedule a time to see them: 845-831-9550

Access to things to do is only steps away, as 7 Creek Drive is next door to the now famed (but a hometown favorite) Hudson Valley Brewery, the owners of which also renovated a factory building along the creek and now brew their beer and entertain craft beer enthusiasts from all over the world.

The shops and apartments of 1 East Main are close by, as are art galleries, the brow and makeup bar The Blushery, as well as the chocolate and ice-cream shop, Gourmetables. Not to mention barbers and hair salons. As for coffee and breakfast, you're in good hands with several options who roast their own beans like Trax, and the favorite gluten free bakery, Ella's Bellas, that even gluten eaters enjoy. Around the corner is the Howland Cultural Center, who always has a loaded schedule with music, art and dance events.


  • Roof-deck with furniture, BBQ options, and an outdoor shower.

  • Bike storage system.

  • Washer/Dryer in the apartment.

  • 1 parking spot - and optional additional spot option in a heated garage.

  • Heated storage options.

  • Dog wash. Yes - you can wash your dog in a special bath tub! Or you can take your pet to Paws and Mittens on Main Street.

  • Speaking of dogs - you can have 1 pet (sorry, no fish tanks - haven't you read A Fish Out Of Water?)

Contact the Gate House Realty office, and one of their dedicated agents will assist you.
Phone: 845-831-9550