HUDSON — A historic 19th century inn in the city was transformed by a stylish design team featured on a new Netflix reality show.
The Carriage House at 20 S. Seventh Street was featured on the Netflix show “Stay Here,” co-hosted by real estate expert Peter Lorimer and interior designer and HGTV host Genevieve Gorder.
The show, which premiered on Netflix on Aug. 17, travels across the country turning money pits into profitable short-term rentals, using the hosts’ design and marketing experience.
“The Hudson River Carriage House” is the sixth episode in the series, which also includes episodes in Brooklyn; Washington, D.C.; Malibu, Florida; and Seattle, Washington.
The Carriage House is advertised as being “just a half-block from Warren and a short walk to every shop, bar and restaurant in town,” according to its listing on AirBnB. It can host up to six guests and has three bedrooms, with four beds and three bathrooms.
The three-story, 2,400-square-foot house was vacant for two years while owner Alexander Bates of New York City invested $100,000 in fixing it up, according to the show.
Hudson’s 199 listed short-term rentals made $5 million in 2017, according to the show. Rental homes average about $200 a night in Hudson, according to the show.
After the transformation, the show anticipated the property owner would see about $6,000 a month, or roughly $72,000 a year, for renting the top and bottom units.
Bates, who is featured in the episode, said Tuesday he is not allowed to speak to the media, according to an agreement with Netflix, for about six to nine months after the show’s original air date.
Columbia County online property records show the Carriage House dates back to 1842, but the foundation it’s built on dates back to 1789, Bates said in the episode.
The episode ends with the Carriage House transformed, complete with two furnished bedrooms and a kitchen and living room upstairs and one bedroom and a kitchenette downstairs. Inspired by the architecture, history and arts culture in Hudson, the updated Carriage House features rustic but elegant accents, including horseshoes, a carriage door table and a distressed headboard made from old wooden doors.
“She [Gorder] transformed this dark cold space into something that is really cool,” Bates said in the episode. “I can’t believe you did this in a week.”
The rental also features art and furniture from local stores, such as The Gilded Owl, 318 Warren St., which are available for purchase by guests using an iPad register at the Carriage House.
“So this really is the essence of Hudson in our eyes,” Gorder said in the show. “That you can sleep next to the art and furniture that Hudson is known for and the architecture that it is celebrated for.”
Photos of the renovated Carriage House can be viewed on AirBnB’s website: www.airbnb.com/rooms/24646395.
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