With certificate of occupancy allowing for both commercial and/or residential use, the space can easily be reimagined and adapted for any number of commercial uses, a live/work space for artists, or a phenomenal private residence.
Located in the center of Hudson, New York, the historic German Lutheran Church presents a unique opportunity for the right entrepreneur to participate in the town’s exciting cultural and tourism scene. This gorgeous, extraordinarily well-maintained structure has been adapted for use as a recording studio with residential space since 2008, has hosted sessions for world famous acts such as The National, Mivos Quartet and John Zorn. With certificate of occupancy allowing for both commercial and/or residential use, the space can easily be reimagined and adapted for any number of commercial uses, a live/work space for artists, or a phenomenal private residence.
The main entrance to the church is situated on North Sixth Street and has three double doors that lead to the church's vestibule. From there, you get your first glimpse of the breathtaking nave. Among many gorgeous architectural details this 69 by 47 foot grand room features beautiful hardwood flooring and moldings. Ten stained glass windows in vibrant blues and reds line the sides of the church. Ornate lighting fixtures hang from the 31 foot tall ceilings and illuminate the space. A gorgeous winding staircase leads to the choir loft where tall tapestries hang from the back wall. Continue up into the interior of the large spire where the church bell used to hang. There are endless nooks and crannies to explore and captivating details throughout.
The lower floor which is currently used for both live and work space is outfitted with a large, open living/kitchen area complete with dishwasher, American Range stove/oven, and a Bosch washer/dryer stacked unit, two sizable bedrooms, a bathroom, and a large open lounge/dining area all with recessed arched windows. A large, interior room is outfitted as a world-class custom built audio control room designed by Ross Alexander and is completely soundproofed. There is an additional massive storage area in the back. With over 3200 sq. feet of space, this floor can be reconfigured to suit any number of uses.
The building features a number of upgrades suited to a multitude of commercial or private uses. Complete soundproofing allows for undisturbed recording sessions, live musical and theatrical performances or film screenings, and minimizes any potential disturbance to neighbors. Major upgrades to the heating/cooling system and new insulation allow for affordable year-round use. There is extensive professional circuitry and advanced wiring for audio and electronics. The small steeple was recently rebuilt and installed, and the choir loft, as well as the spiral staircase leading up to it, have been fully restored.
Built in 1869 and used continuously, 21 North 6th Street was designed in the Gothic Revival fashion by architect Michael J. O'Conner who designed a number of other local buildings. It is situated in the center of Hudson, NY, one block from Warren Street. Hudson is a destination for both tourists and weekenders from New York City, and a vacation spot for people from all over the world. It is easily accessible as a two hour Amtrak ride from Penn Station, or a scenic drive up the Taconic. Known for its world-class restaurants, architecture spanning every major stylistic period since colonial times, art, music and film scenes, antique shops, and proximity to both the Catskills and Berkshire mountain ranges, Hudson has emerged as one of the compelling towns in the country.