This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from July 21, 2017
Presenting a rare opportunity to own one of Kingston's earliest Pre-Revolutionary stone houses. The c. 1688 "Johannes Masten" house with c.1750 stone dining room and kitchen addition, was restored by noted Kingston architect Myron Teller in the early 20th century. This Historic property is well located on one of the city's most charming streets, in a prime walkable Uptown location. Just a short stroll takes you to the vibrant Stockade District's shops, services, farmers market, restaurants, taverns, museums and bus to NYC. Lovingly maintained and recently updated, this gem still features distinctive and outstanding original charm and detail: ceiling beams, wide board floors, Dutch doors, original glass panes and three fireplaces. An abundance of closets and storage space throughout, including two cedar closets, is indeed rare in a home of this vintage! The unusual entry room, one of the original living spaces, gracefully opens to the parlor and formal dining room as well as a generous space conducive to home office use or casual living. The especially charming and recently upgraded kitchen includes an eating area with fireplace and beehive oven, wood cabinets and a new gas range. Front and back staircases lead to a second level with four bedrooms (one currently being used as an office) two full baths and a very convenient laundry area. The upstairs and kitchen are centrally air conditioned. Relax outdoors or dine al fresco on the inviting covered patio or in the large fenced-in yard offering an abundance of gardening opportunities. An attractive detached garage adds value and country ambiance to this unique offering. The "Johannes Masten" house has been featured in several publications including "Dutch Houses in the Hudson Valley" and the May 1921 issue of "House Beautiful "Magazine. Imagine your 21st century lifestyle in this significant historic home, in a small walkable city, with definite country character. Stake your claim in the Kingston Renaissance!