We closed on the house on December 31, 2009. We were excited to start 2010 with our new home. The beautiful Victorian Italianate house had "good bones" and it sat across the street from its most famous neighbor, the Hudson River. It was a preschool for 30 years and they decided to close it down. They left some lockers, books and lots of little toys that found their way under radiators, floor boards and even in light fixtures. There was a faint scent of melted crayons that filled the air when the heat was on. It took us a long time to figure out what the scent was. These are some pictures before we started the renovations.
Since the house was most recently a pre-school, all three floors had a 2 large classrooms, one on the north side and the other on the south side. The kitchen was in the basement and there were bathrooms, that consisted of two toilets and two short sinks, no showers or tubs.