Hudson Street Loft
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632 Hudson Street
New York, New York 10014-5100
Hudson Street Loft Information:
The 8,000 square foot, four-story building was built in 1847 by the heirs of Richard Towning and is located in New York's West Village. In 1881, a cast-iron cornice bearing the name of the produce merchant Hugh King was placed across 632 and its twin, 630 Hudson Street. For 40 years, the building housed the Esteve Packing Corporation, a sausage factory specializing in various types of spicy Spanish-style sausage.
The Esteve family purchased the building during World War II with the intentions to begin producing candy. The family switched to sausage in the mid-1950's. By the 1960's the canned chorizo was carried all over the world. Maria Esteve closed the sausage business in 1983, but refused to sell the building, hoping to launch another business, possibly a restaurant. It wasn't until her death in 1993 that the family sold the building.
Karen Lashinsky, an actress and real estate agent along with her mother, Dr. Bertha Lashinsky purchased the building in 1993/1994 for less than $450,000, becoming the fourth owners of the property. Ms. Laskinsky worked with her architect, Alexander Neratoff and her designer, Michael Hord to preserve the history of the building. (Summarized from a New York Times article)
The 5,000 square foot, 3rd and 4th floors including the Penthouse Level and Roof Deck were renovated for the filming of the series. Renovations included the installation of 15 video cameras, 29 monitors, 142 studio lights, dozens of microphones and a mile of cable. During the filming of the series, the Fish Tank Cam provided the first view of the interior of the Loft. The Hudson Street Loft is located 1.2 miles from the SoHo Loft used in filming of the first season.
The 2,000 square foot ground floor retail space includes a 1,600 SF basement. After the filming of the series was complete in 2001, the Loft was available for rent. The ground floor retail space and the 3rd and 4th floors including the Penthouse Level and Roof Deck are available for events. The 2nd floor is a private residence/office.
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Hudson Street Loft Visit, May 2010
Front, Front Door, Retail Space, Street Sign
3rd Floor Bathroom, 4th Floor Bathroom, Atrium, Billiard Room, Blue Bedroom, Entryway, Front, Front Door, Gray Bedroom, Kitchen, Living Room, Office, Penthouse Level Loft, Red Bedroom, Roof Deck
Renovation of the Loft
3rd Floor Bathroom, 4th Floor Bathroom, Atrium, Billiard Room, Blue Bedroom, 3rd Floor Bathroom, Confessional Room, Entryway, Gray Bedroom, Kitchen, Penthouse Level Loft, Phone Room, Living Room, Office, Red Bedroom, Roof Deck
Lobby, Retail Space
Bathroom, Blue Bedroom, Confessional Room, Living Room, Office, Phone Room, Red Bedroom
Billiard Room, Kitchen, Gray Bedroom
Atrium, Loft, Roof Deck
January 9 - June 2, 2001
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