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
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 the building owner herself, Deborah Bigelow, via email. Deborah is representing her building directly.
Numbers: Visit the building website telephonebuildingbeacon.com and click on Numbers to see property information, including Taxes, Construction Information, and more.