About 88 Maiden Lane
Welcome to the historic Conrad Elmendorf Tavern, a truly remarkable 1726 stone and frame colonial home that seamlessly blends period charm with modern amenities. The interior boasts a spacious and welcoming floor plan with wide board floors and hand-crafted original iron hardware. The formal dining room is a true gem, adorned with an original American Folk art mural by renowned Kingston artist Kevin Paulsen that tells a story of its own. Imagine hosting memorable dinners surrounded by this captivating artwork, illuminated by the warm glow of one of the three charming fireplaces which are conveniently outfitted with gas logs. The living room offers a cozy retreat, perfect for gatherings with friends and family, while the den provides a tranquil space for reading or relaxation. The studio is a versatile space, ideal for pursuing your creative passions or setting up a home office. And a hidden passageway located behind a hinged bookcase along with two closed stairways enhance the allure and mystery of this historic residence. The primary bedroom is warmed by one of the fireplaces and the primary “split” bathroom offers a shower room featuring Ann Sacks tile and overlooks the beautiful and established hidden garden. The fourth bedroom, which is currently used as a den, shares the hallway leading to this area. Opposite the primary suite is a generously proportioned guest suite, featuring a bathroom thoughtfully designed to harmonize with the home's historic ambiance. The custom kitchen features multipaned glass-doored cabinetry that combines functionality with timeless aesthetics, beautifully matched to the home’s historic significance. From the kitchen, step outside onto your private patio, a hidden oasis within this enchanting property. Surrounded by lush and exotic landscaping, it's the perfect place to savor your morning coffee or host alfresco gatherings. The tranquil yard offers ample space for gardening and outdoor entertaining. The brick portion of the home, built in the 1850’s, offers the second den, studio, upstairs bedroom with full vintage bath and laundry room. Located in the “Stockade Area” of Uptown Kingston, the home is just a few blocks to all the conveniences of the Uptown area. What truly sets this property apart is its historical significance as it was the site of the last meeting of the Council of Safety on the fateful night of October 15, 1777, just before the British forces burned Kingston. Owning this home means owning a piece of American history.