Lordy, you’d be extremely wrong.
With more than 7,000 square feet of living space, this property is spacious beyond belief and the location is worthy of praise. The towering chapel is in the heart of downtown Hudson, near fantastic dining and antiques shopping opportunities.
The home’s pièce de résistance is, of course, the main living space. Once the primary chapel of the German Lutheran Church, it features ornate corbels and white beams. The dark wood flooring pairs perfectly with the surprisingly trendy mint-green walls. Gorgeous chandeliers cast light throughout the space. There’s plenty of room to execute any of your interior decor dreams—and feel free to think big, because the room certainly is.
The room also served as a recording studio—there’s even a drum kit set up on the right side of the stage and an organ. The curving wooden stairs lead to the chapel balcony with a reading nook surrounded by dark wainscoting.
The main residence has been updated with cheerful, modern decor. In the kitchen are wooden cabinets with a clean and uncluttered aesthetic. Light pours in through the original arched windows.
The dining room repurposes the chapel’s former pews in a seating area ideal for hosting dinner parties. Consider hanging an elaborate chandelier overhead to add romance, or pile the table with candles so you can pretend you’re 18th-century monks.
If you’re not looking to take up full-time residence in a church, consider renting out the rooms to vacationers. Not only will the unique space look killer in listings, but the surrounding town is also a haven for harried weekenders. New York City’s Penn Station is only a two-hour train ride away, so visitors who want to escape from it all can easily reach the utter calm of a former chapel.