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OLD and NEW

The character of yesteryear meets 21st-century technology.

Meticulously restored this unique 1908 building features state-of-the-art internet and sound system, new heating and electrical, central a/c, security cameras, new energy efficient roofing and siding. 

144 Main Street 

144 - after - outside

A truly one-of-a-kind: a landmark building, in the heart of downtown Cold Spring, New York.

The building was originally constructed in 1908 and was known as “Old Homestead” which was a gentlemen’s club at the turn of the century.

The original architectural details include tin ceilings, original wainscoting Douglas Fir floors, fireplace, & hand-hewn beams. The first floor offers a private office with a charming courtyard and garden, retail space with kitchenette, office space, and powder room.


144 - before - outside

Before 

The photo below shows the rear yard view of the structure's original timbers In this section of the 100 year old "Old Homestead" building we found "insulation," in the rafters, which were newspapers from the 1890s. We donated the crumpled but still readable sheets to the Putnam County Historical Society. I am standing in what will eventually become my office.
The photo below shows the rear yard view of the structure’s original timbers In this section of the 100 year old “Old Homestead” building we found “insulation,” in the rafters, which were newspapers from the 1890s. We donated the crumpled but still readable sheets to the Putnam County Historical Society. I am standing in what will eventually become my office.
The front exterior as we set new windows in place. The 2nd floor plywood inserts above the walkout windows will eventually receive custom stained glass to compliment the 100 year old stained glass on the first floor picture window. 
The front exterior as we set new windows in place. The 2nd floor plywood inserts above the walkout windows will eventually receive custom stained glass to compliment the 100 year old stained glass on the first floor picture window. 
The corbels were painted in soft yellow on top of a terra cotta background. Other wood trim was painted a dark raisin. The terra cotta was selected to compliment the color of the brick on the neighboring building to the west and the firehouse to the east.
The corbels were painted in soft yellow on top of a terra cotta background. Other wood trim was painted a dark raisin. The terra cotta was selected to compliment the color of the brick on the neighboring building to the west and the firehouse to the east.

After 

The second-floor studio is accessed via the original oak staircase or via elevator and opens to a living room with a fireplace. French doors framed by stain-glass windows open to a restored balcony overlooking Main Street.
The second-floor studio is accessed via the original oak staircase or via elevator and opens to a living room with a fireplace. French doors framed by stain-glass windows open to a restored balcony overlooking Main Street.
The wood panel walls and fireplace give this room a warm atmosphere.
The wood panel walls and fireplace give this room a warm atmosphere.
The abundance of natural light in this room made it a perfect choice for our work room.
The abundance of natural light in this room made it a perfect choice for our work room.
Decorating for Christmas and Thanksgiving were always so much fun!
Decorating for Christmas and Thanksgiving were always so much fun!
This 100-year-old building at 144 Main Street in Cold Spring, NY was built in 1908.  Back in 2009 I purchased the building because I was the owner and publisher of the local weekly newspaper, The Putnam County News & Recorder, and we needed office space for our growing staff. The year that the newspaper turned 144 years old, we moved into 144 Main Street, which I lovingly restored.
This 100-year-old building at 144 Main Street in Cold Spring, NY was built in 1908.  Back in 2009 I purchased the building because I was the owner and publisher of the local weekly newspaper, The Putnam County News & Recorder, and we needed office space for our growing staff. The year that the newspaper turned 144 years old, we moved into 144 Main Street, which I lovingly restored.
Many of the original elements were kept on the front door. It was was a warm welcome into a little piece of the building's history to anyone who came through it.
Many of the original elements were kept on the front door. It was was a warm welcome into a little piece of the building’s history to anyone who came through it.