About 207 Pearl
Available for the first time in 50 years, this stately compound in the heart of residential Uptown Kingston is unique in both quality and setting. Designed for a prominent merchant family by renowned Hudson Valley architect Myron Teller in the Colonial Revival style he made famous, the property features a grand brick 4,700-square-foot main house plus a charming and spacious 1-bedroom carriage house, both centered on a 36-foot in-ground pool, and shaded by scores of mature trees that canopy the grounds and circular driveway. Entering the main house, visitors first encounter a grand central staircase flanked by a large living room and a formal bay-windowed dining room, each featuring fireplaces, built-in cabinetry, hardwood floors with varied inlay borders, and intricate crown moldings. The high ceilings and architectural character continue into a library, separate sitting room, a breakfast solarium, a stunning 4-season sun room, plus an eat-in kitchen featuring side-by-side butlers and china pantries. Upstairs are 4 roomy bedrooms, including no less than 2 primary bedrooms with their own fireplaces; a nursery, and 2 bathrooms arranged along the gracious stairway landing and hallway. A third floor has 2 more finished rooms and another full bath, plus a large separate storage room. From the spotless basement to the slate roof, the character of the house is remarkably intact, including bracketed door overhangs, Teller-designed hardware, an early dumbwaiter, front and back staircases, and original but carefully maintained windows, including hinged dormer swing-ins. And just past the heated pool on the graciously sloping center yard sits a 2-car carriage house with a charming and roomy 800-square-foot apartment upstairs for guests or income-generating tenants, with its own bedroom, bathroom, open kitchen and living area and screened porch. Private and park-like, the buildings and setting conjure a sense of oasis, even though the property is minutes by foot from the shops, restaurants and farmers markets that have made Uptown Kingston one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Hudson Valley.