Photos by James Autery
After pouring their hearts into an extensive renovation, the musician and his wife list the historic department store for sale.
Address: 521 Warren St, Hudson
Description: Located on Hudson’s main drag, 521 Warren is a rare find in Hudson. After beginning its life in 1880 as a department store in Columbia County, it was most recently renovated by indie musician Ben Folds and his wife, Emma Sandall, a dancer. Today, the property sits at 9,000 square feet with four bedrooms and six bathrooms. It’s turn-key ready, with 6,000 square feet of livable space on the upper floors and 3,000 square feet of retail space at the ground level.
On the first floor of the home, a spirit of creativity abounds. Because Folds and Sandall adapted the property to suit their needs, it boasts a music room and a dance room for their respective pursuits. Nearby, a spacious galley kitchen is ideal for cooking and entertaining, while an airy office awaits for live-work needs. The first livable floor also includes and office/bedroom with en-suite bath and a guest room.
The second floor, meanwhile, is where the magnificent master bedroom awaits with panoramic open windows. The bathroom is ample with a tub and dressing room, with a long hallway with closets leading up to it for additional storage space. The upper floor also boasts another galley kitchen with breathtaking Hudson Valley views, along with a dining area and enough room for a TV and reading area.
Asking price: $2,800,000
Selling points: The Warren Street abode is a dream for anyone looking to invest their time in Hudson’s burgeoning real estate scene. With opportunity for both commercial and residential endeavors, its prime location in the community makes it the perfect place for creatives to call home. Much of the commercial space is currently rented by Fluff, a boutique dedicated to alpaca products, with Hudson mainstays like Baba Louie’s, a wood-fired pizza eatery, and Supernatural Coffee on either side.
Nearby, Hudson hotspots like Zak Pelaccio’s Backbar, Spotty Dog Books & Ale, and Patisserie Lenox sit a stone’s throw away. Husdon Area Library and popular event venue Helsinki Hudson are a few streets over, too. For potential commuters, the Hudson train station is only a short Lyft ride away.
Listing agent: Nicole Vidor, Nicole Vidor Real Estate Inc.