317 Grand St, Newburgh
Size: 10,766 sq ft
Lot Size: 0.59 acre
This mansion’s beauty can’t be overstated. Designed in the Second Empire architectural style, the brick home in Newburgh’s Historic District has many original features like its mansard roof and corniced windows. “Newer” details, such as the wraparound front porch and enclosed upper verandah, were added after the circa-1856 home was built, but they only serve to enhance the allure.
Step across the heavy stone threshold, through the double front doors, and be greeted with incredible handiwork; underfoot you’ll find a tiled entry and inlaid parquet floors, while overhead are intricate moldings and deeply coffered ceilings.
The massive carved-wood staircase has a landing that’s large enough for a sitting area and a huge original fireplace. An oval-shaped dining room features a fireplace, carved wooden paneling along its curved walls, and a crystal chandelier.
Throughout the home are impressive touches like dormers and bow windows, original wood paneling, clawfoot tubs, more fireplaces and chandeliers, and even Tiffany stained-glass windows. It’s currently a four-family home; maintain it as-is for extra income, or — with a little elbow grease — bring it back to a stately single-family residence.