Location: Beacon, NY Details: Artist Live Work Lofts, makers space, Self-Storage Firm: Aryeh Siegel Architect, master planning and architecture; with interiors and landscaping by LQ Design
Lofts at Beacon is an adaptive re-use of a former nineteenth century furniture factory along the Fishkill Creek. The 40 foot high dam that powered the original factory is now a small scale hydroelectric power supplier, and it features a waterfall used in balancing the flow of water through the turbines.
There are 172 lofts designed among the converted factory buildings. The interiors are modern, and retain original building features and industrial scaled windows. Mezzanine space is included in lofts where the ceiling height allows. The landscape features the garden, an abandoned building shell where the community grows vegetables and flowers, and the adjacent Greenway Trail along the Creek and leading up to the rock cliffs above the dam. For the tenant’s convenience, amenities include an on-site fitness center, a package room, and bicycle storage.
Site improvements complement the building renovations, including new landscaping, paving, infrastructure, and the incorporation of the Greenway Trail, a pedestrian path leading from the Hudson River along the Fishkill Creek to the Town of Fishkill line.