217 Main St, Beacon, NY | Commercial Space | Rental

1 East Main Street, Beacon, NY
PRICE: $3,400/mo   

From Gate House Realty: “Huge loft-like retail space available centrally located historic district, beautiful exposed brick, 12ft high ceilings, large front retail windows with great exposure to Main Street, great location with heavy foot traffic. Space is suited for many different uses.“

CONTACT INFO

Contact the Gate House Realty office, and one of their dedicated agents will assist you.
E-mail: info@gatehouserealty.com
Phone: 845-831-9550

"Telephone Building" (Live/Work) | 291 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

Many people have asked if the Telephone Building could be lived in as a personal space (we have also dreamt of moving in), so we are listing the answer: Yes! The Telephone Building can be used as a Live/Work space, which means that you can live in it, and must use part of it for a commercial purpose. For instance, you could use an office on the first floor as your gallery or presentation space, or the basement as your art studio space.

291 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
PRICE: $1.24M   
ROOMS + OFFICES:
Free-standing building with 3 floors and windows facing every direction.

Second Floor: Potential for loft-like living. Existing back room sheetrock walls can be relocated or removed to open up space. Large windows overlook the city in all directions.

Main Floor: 2 large rooms suitable for retail, gallery, presentation, and office-style work areas. Extra-large arched windows grace each room, providing natural light.

Basement Floor: 3 rooms with above-ground windows suitable for light production and storage, or for meetings. 1 Bathroom with 2 private stalls. Kitchenette, storage closet and utility rooms complete the floor.

Roof: With proper access, potential for rooftop garden with panoramic view of Mt. Beacon. Access exists now via vertical wrought iron ladder, so a build-out is necessary for easier access.

Net Area 4,086 sq. ft. on 3 floors

In the heart of downtown Beacon, the 1907 Telephone Building is an impeccably restored and beautifully maintained historic building. The surrounding neighborhood is experiencing continued growth and revitalization with a growing volume of pedestrian traffic from shoppers and tourists. One can enjoy urban life - walk to restaurants, cafes, boutiques and all services - hiking, and the Hudson River.

Free-standing, this corner lot property has on-site parking which is a rarity in the immediate area. While currently utilized as office and studio space, it can easily be adapted for other uses including live-work, retail, restaurant, fitness center, salon, etc. Local Beacon Station Commuter Rail (Hudson Line) is a walkable 1 mile. Stewart International Airport is easily accessed (13 miles).

With 1907 architectural features typical of Beaux Arts style, the Telephone Building has tremendous potential as a live work space and rooftop garden with Manhattan loft feeling. The fully renovated basement only expands the possibilities for personal or business use. Extensively renovated between 2003-2017, it is in excellent condition and considered one of the most beautiful buildings - inside and out - in the City of Beacon. Typical of many multi-story buildings along the Hudson River from this era, window AC units are needed, and there is no elevator.

CONTACT INFO
www.telephonebuildingbeacon.com
Contact the building owner herself, Deborah Bigelow, via email. Deborah is representing her building directly.
E-mail: telephonebuildingbeacon@gmail.com
Numbers: Visit the building website telephonebuildingbeacon.com and click on Numbers to see property information, including Taxes, Construction Information, and more.

"Telephone Building" (Commercial Use) | 291 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

291 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
PRICE: $1.24M   
ROOMS + OFFICES:
Main Floor: 2 large offices
Second Floor: 5 small offices, 1 conference room, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom
Basement: 2 basement offices, 1 conference room, 1 bathroom (with 2 private stalls)
Net Rentable Area 4,086 sq. ft. on 3 floors
www.telephonebuildingbeacon.com

Gilded letters shine from atop the building. The building’s owner, Deborah Bigelow, gilded them herself by hand, gold leaf by gold leaf.

Gilded letters shine from atop the building. The building’s owner, Deborah Bigelow, gilded them herself by hand, gold leaf by gold leaf.

One of the most desirable buildings in Beacon. The Telephone Building, located in the heart of downtown Beacon, is (dare we say) one of the most impeccably maintained historic buildings in the area. Owner and artist Deborah Bigelow bought it 27 years ago in 1992 as studio space for her art related businesses, and spent the following decades professionally restoring it. Her final and signature step was gilding the famed letters atop the building in gold by hand, gold leaf by gold leaf: “TELEPHONE BUILDING.”

Deborah has produced and conserved gilded works of art for museums and private collectors, artists and architects across the United States, Canada and Japan since 1982, as well as the Salon Doré for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Her website gildedtwig.com tells that story.

Built in 1907, the Telephone Building served as the switching station for the Hudson River Telephone Company, providing telephone service to the twin villages of Fishkill Landing and Matteawan (now Beacon). You can learn more about how that telephone service worked in an article on A Little Beacon Blog here.

Office space in this building is versatile, and has been used for private companies, shared office space, pop-up shops, photo shots, film screenings, business retreats, and more. The rooms vary in size and are bathed in natural light. Parking on the street in the area during the week is easy, and the building has its own parking lot that fits 8 cars.

During the evenings, the building is lit with exterior accent lighting that illuminates the top and bottom of the restored brick facade. The Telephone Building is a pillar and defining building in Beacon.

FUN FACT: The movie Super Troopers was filmed in the Telephone Building. The entire first floor was used as the police headquarters and jail cells. The art director needed a very run down look, and at the time, the Telephone Building was still undergoing Deborah’s renovation. Wall paint in a room in the basement had peeled so badly, that it was perfect for one of their scenes. Not any more!

FAVORITE PARTS

  • Beautiful building. Simply stunning. People stare and take pictures at it while walking by.

  • The blond hardwood floors on the first floor.

  • The basement is one of the nicest basements in Beacon. It’s hardly a basement.

  • The boiler room which is like a vault! The door is made from a heavy wood covered in metal sheathing. It was designed to be a fire barrier in 1907. For people who tinker with tools, this workshop room is a toy chest.

  • Parking lot for up to 8 cars.

CONTACT INFO
www.telephonebuildingbeacon.com
Contact the building owner herself, Deborah Bigelow, via email. Deborah is representing her building directly.
E-mail: telephonebuildingbeacon@gmail.com
Numbers: Visit the building website telephonebuildingbeacon.com and click on Numbers to see property information, including Taxes, Construction Information, and more.

PS: This publication, A Little Beacon Blog, occupies the front office of the Telephone Building as our headquarters. We call it A Little Beacon Space, and have written Deborah a send-off article / love note about her selling the building. You can read it here.