163 Main St.


This is the historic Kingston house everyone dreams of. Walk to Uptown from this spacious Arts and Crafts property on a side street. All the period features have been lovingly maintained while systems have been updated to create a gracious, modern home with the patina and features that only come with age. There's not a single jarring note. From the wide covered front porch, to the original vintage tiles in the entryway, the home opens to a wide entrance hall with natural woodwork, a generous living room with fireplace, a tidy half bath, and a dining room big enough to accommodate the biggest gatherings. Through the swinging doors is a dream of a period butler's pantry, leading to a completely modern yet vintage style kitchen with a striking period-correct range. Trail your hand along the solid rosewood banister that takes you above the entry hall landing. You'll find four bedrooms off a wide center hall, plus a vintage style full bath. There are original gas fixtures (not currently connected to gas), glass doorknobs, solid wood doors with skeleton keys, gleaming wooden floors. Another flight of stairs leads to a full attic that could be additional finished living space, and kitchen stairs take you to the large, dry basement with high ceilings which could be even more living area. Outside, a manageable, fenced back yard with easy care perennial gardens and a small one car garage that could become a garden house or summer studio. Terri's Market is right around the corner, and you can walk to shopping, restaurants, and the bus station, but the feel is neighborhood, not city.