My name is Jon. I’m a painter and writer. In July 2014 my girlfriend and I (Nadene Grey) moved from Brooklyn to Newburgh, NY and bought 45 1/2 Henry Ave. We came for more space to pursue our art practices (we are both painters) and for a change of pace after being in the city for 8+ years. With no prior renovation experience we dove headfirst into a 7,000 square foot Queen Anne Victorian built in 1880, complete with 5 apartments. This blog chronicles our progress (forwards and backwards) as we breathe new life into this house.
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