Overlooking the town green in Kingston’s Historic District, this Greek Revival residence was the city’s original town hall, or “town house,’’ and it’s on the market for $799,000.
The property’s location is certainly a draw, but its historic features may play key roles in its sale: a jail cell in the basement and four walk-in safes.
Built in 1841, the home at 23 Green St. is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it’s been meticulously restored. The home offers a kitchen that’s open to the dining area, hardwood floors, 12- to 13-foot ceilings, and 9-foot-tall windows that open the house to natural light.
The entrance features wide granite steps and double doors that open to the main hall.
Christine Ciavarro of RE/Max Spectrum has the listing for the three-bedroom, 1.5-bath home, which offers 3,166 square feet of space. The jail cell “could be turned into a wine cellar, it’s so unique,’’ Ciavarro wrote in an e-mail.
The home was renovated with the possibility of expansion in mind — there’s an additional 3,128 square feet of space in the walk-out basement and 512 square feet in the walk-up attic. Both are unfinished. The attic features vaulted ceilings and large windows.
The property is on 0.35 of an acre and has a detached one-car garage.
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