It’s not just traditional chapels that make for lofty conversions. In Upstate New York’s bucolic Hillsdale, a 1928 Masonic Temple has been reimagined as an artist’s live/work space.
The handsome brick building is located at the heart of the village, a two-hour drive from Manhattan, and has been restored by its owners, still bearing the inscription Masons’ insignia and name on its facade.
Living spaces span 7,656 sq ft internally, and rooms have soaring 14 ft-high tin ceilings and steel casement windows. Hardwood floors run underfoot, and an all-white colour scheme amplifies light across its floorplan, giving the converted temple a gallery-like feel (no coincidence as its current owner is an artist who uses part of the property as a studio space.)
Two bedrooms are tucked within the upper level of the New York property, and three bathrooms have been installed, with bold marble flooring, subway tiles and black steel elements.
‘In addition to plenty of parking, the property also has room for a pool,’ says listing agent Annabel Taylor of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, who is marketing the New York property for $2.25m.
Explore its rooms in the gallery above.