Potter Realty is delighted to offer several high traffic, high volume retail opportunities, for sale in Historic Kingston!
This Historic Gem, located at the gateway to uptown Kingston’s Historic Stockade District is offered for sale at $925,000. Welcome to the Hoffman House! Come in, and enter an aura of hospitality, graciousness, and comfort, from a by-gone era. This Stone House, built circa 1679, was once used as a lookout for aggressive action from the local natives, as evidenced by the stairway and hatch to the roof, and is an excellent example of Dutch-Colonial vernacular construction, a rare surviving example from the 17th century, before the English influence brought change to te Dutch methods. the building has remained basically unchanged since its initial construction, and was occupied by the Hoffman family for over two centuries! The last Hoffman family member to occupy the house willed it to the Salvation Army in the late 19th century, who operated their programs from it until the mid-20th century, when they abandoned the building. It sat and deteriorated for 25 years, when its saving grace, the current owners, came to the rescue in 1976. The restoration began. Whenever possible, all original material was salvaged and restored. Original nails re-used, moldings, baseboards, mantels, and door panels carefully reconditioned and restored. This two-year process resulted in what is now one of the architectural highlights of Kingston’s historic stockade district. The renovation’s result was not only an architectural highlight, but remains a thriving example of Kingston’s extraordinary hospitality and Food & Beverage scene. For more than 41 years the Hoffman House Restaurant has welcomed both visitors and locals to it’s warmth, charm, and excellent meals. Enter into the wonderful old-style pub bar, and be greeted as if you were family, then ushered into one of the surrounding dining rooms of wide board floors, beamed ceilings, and walls of plaster and stone, with seasonally blazing fireplaces. When the weather is accomodating, there is dining on the stone patio, where the charm extends to, as it is surrounded on two sides by the stone walls of the house. This unsurpassed uptown location is superb for this wonderful buildings current use, a successful 41+ year restaurant, currently operating, and being offerred turn-key, or focus on the buildings location and unique attractiveness to re-purpose its use to raise the profile of your business, be it a law firm, investment house, insurance company- raise the bar and out do your competition! On site parking for 20 cars, and proximity to two of uptowns municipal lots, the restaurant seats 90, with 10 at the bar, 80 in the dining rooms, and an additional 40 on the patio. Come visit the property, and seize this unique opportunity!
This is a rare opportunity to make your business both visible and noticed by each of the estimated 26,000 cars that pass by daily! It is located at the gateway to the Catskills, Kingston, Woodstock, Phoenicia, and the Rondout Valley. These custom constructed geodesic domes stand out, and are seen from every direction. Built with the concept of green and eco-friendly in mind, geodesic domes use the concept of doing more with less, and enclose the largest volume of space with the least surface area. This, in combination with the advanced, and often natural and chemical free materials used in its design and construction, makes for a highly effecient and eco-friendly structure. Its natural geometry, a sphere of triangles, has a strength unparalleled by rectilinear structures made of similar components.
The intriguing design of the structure makes a statement that invites any customer to want to enter whatever establishment occupies the space. High end retail, professional office, or open space studio to name a few. Call us now for a showing!