For $1.6M, a historic upstate church-turned-music venue can be your personal house of worship

Posted On Thu, February 8, 2018 By

Posted On Thu, February 8, 2018 By In Cool Listings, Interiors, Quirky Homes, Upstate

This historic 19th century building was once home to a German Lutheran church–and now it’s the site of a super-cool live music venue and recording studio in upstate New York. Located in the charming town of Hudson, at 21 North 6th Street, the space now offers a buyer some unique opportunities. At an ask of $1.59 million, the listing says, “with certificate of occupancy allowing for both commercial and residential use, this remarkable property can also be reimagined and adapted for any number of commercial uses like a concert hall or an event space, a live and work space for artists, or a phenomenal private residence.” One thing’s for sure, the bones of this former house of worship–including everything from a spiral staircase to stained glass–are unbeatable.

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

Future Past Studios, as the space has come to be known, was founded in 2013 and provides services for production, recording, mixing, mastering for vinyl and digital, arranging, orchestration, and rehearsals/workshops. The studio hosted sessions for musicians like Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, The National, The War on Drugs and The Last Shadow Puppets.

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

Though the church was built in 1896, the building’s gone through a number of upgrades suited to more modern commercial or private uses. But what makes it really special are the preserved details, like the 69-by-47-foot grand room with hardwood flooring and moldings and ornate lighting hanging from 31-foot-tall ceilings.

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

Whoever the buyer may be, they’ll be working with tons of room–over 3,200 square feet of it. The space now includes a main hall (used for live performances), a control room, choir loft area, an office space and private living quarters.

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

The lower floor is currently outfitted with the large, open living/kitchen area. There’s a dishwasher, oven and stacked washer/dryer unit. The entire living space is lined with recessed arched windows.

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

There are currently two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

A winding staircase leads to the choir loft, where tall tapestries hang from the back wall. You can continue into the interior of the large spire, where the church bell used to hang.

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

A choir loft overlooks the stunning interior. There are 10 stained glass windows total, in vibrant blues and reds. Talk about a godly place to work and live!

Hudson church, 21 north 6th street, Future Past Studios, douglas elliman

[Listing: 21 North 6th Street by DeAnna Lenhart and Erika Sackin for Douglas Elliman]

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