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This Renovated Kingston Church Is the Dreamiest Live-Work Retreat

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On the first floor, find an open-concept living space and private bedroom with sliding barn doors.
Photos by Walker Esner

The renovated church in the Rondout is the perfect place to call home and set up a studio in the Hudson Valley.

The Details

Address: 23 Fitch St, Kingston
Price: $1,400,000
Beds/Baths: 3 beds /1.5 baths
Year Built: 1884
Square Footage: 7,400
Lot Size: 26 acres
School District: Kingston City School District
Estimated Taxes: $14,257 
Listing Agent: Laurel Kerr of Corcoran Country Living

Looking for some divine inspiration? Tucked away on a limited-access street, this two-story renovated church is the perfect live-work space for any artist looking to entertain, create, and relax.

Originally built in 1884, hints of the Gothic church — like statues, stained-glass, and beams — are found throughout the property.

Sitting on the banks of the Rondout Creek, the property — once a church, the architectural remnants of which survive today — underwent a total renovation just a few years back. Today, it is a modern, New York City-inspired property. Find a massive loft on the second floor, complete with high-beam ceilings and copious amounts of natural light (which shines through stained-glass windows).

A church-turned-home in Kingston is on the market, complete with original stained glass, high-beam ceilings, and exposed brick.

Painters, sculptors, and other artsy folk could make perfect use of the loft as a studio; and, as we start welcoming guests back into our homes, there’s no better time to have a gallery to display work.

In fact, any creative would thrive utilizing the loft for a multitude of media. It has more than enough space to be a dance studio; it could make for a unique live music space; or can even be used as a state-of-the-art recording studio.

A second-floor loft is fit for artistic journeys and working remotely. When sunny, speckles of color litter the space from the stained glass window.

Perhaps the biggest draw to the property is its duality as a live-work space. At the end of each day, instead of having to commute home, simply descend the stairs to the striking living space.

Even if you’re not a creative type, the property may still be calling your name. Anyone looking to migrate to the Hudson Valley from New York City would feel right at home in the bottom floor’s living space. Exposed stone walls and masterful brick work give the first floor a Brooklyn vibe — emphasized by the art deco ceiling lights and sliding warehouse doors.

With a gourmet kitchen, complete with an eight-burner stove and sub-zero refrigerator, you may never want to leave. But don’t worry — when the urge to go outdoors does come, the shops and restaurants of the Rondout are steps away and Midtown and the Stockade District are just a short drive.

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