The perfect blend of historic and hip: This Second Empire gem perched atop one of the Hudson Valley’s most historically important streets has been meticulously updated for modern living, but with all of its stunning architectural character preserved.
The Peter Phillips House – Hudson Valley / Upstate, NY / Kingston, NY / Home for Sale – 45 West Chestnut Street, Kingston, NY 12401 / Asking Price: $749,000 / Listing by: BHHS HUDSON VALLEY / Associate Broker Hayes Clement / 917-568-5226 / Photography by Maxwell Alexander, Duncan Avenue Studios
The Peter Phillips House, built in the late 1800s for a supervisor of the D&H Canal Company, features a classic center-hall layout, with oversized living and dining rooms, each with its own carved marble fireplace, flanking a grand front-to-back foyer. At the rear of the main floor are also a study, newly renovated kitchen, and half bath, plus a large deck, fenced backyard, woods, and wonderful seasonal views of the Catskill mountains beyond.
Other irreplaceable details include restored arched doors, wide board hardwood floors, 11-foot ceilings, pulled plaster crown moldings, exposed brick walls in the kitchen, and a recently refurbished Mansard roof with new tiles and eaves. Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms, each with unusually large closets for a house of this vintage, plus a chic and timeless new custom full bathroom.
If you crave even more space, the staircase leads next to a high-ceilinged third-floor attic of 3 additional rooms and lots of sunlight. A zoned, high-efficiency natural-gas boiler plus hot-water heater were installed in 2017, and the house was rewired in 2021. West Chestnut Street, home to many notables of 19th Century American industry and the arts, is one of only two streets in Kingston to enjoy national, state, and local designation as a historic landmark, a storied past recently chronicled in the popular architectural book “The Street That Built A City.”
With this house, you can be part of that legacy, restoration complete, and immediately start enjoying the restaurants, galleries, boat launches, and bicycle trails that have made this walkable neighborhood one of the hottest in the Hudson Valley today.