The Barlow on the market for $2.2 million | Columbia County
HUDSON – The Barlow Hotel, 542 Warren St., and the Croff House Bed and Breakfast, 5 Willard Place, both owned by Russell Gibson and Duncan Calhoun, have been listed for sale on various real estate websites.
The Barlow, a 16-bedroom, 27-bathroom, 5,232-square-foot building, is listed for sale at $2.2 million. The price is a 280% increase over the purchase price of $579,000 that Gibson and Calhoun paid 542 Warren LLC by Wheelock Whitney III on October 3, 2012, according to Columbia County Public Property Records.
The Croff House, a 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom, 3,900-square-foot building is listed for sale at $1,095,000, a 152% increase from Bank of America NA Trust of Henry Lott IV on September 8. , 2008, according to county property records.
“Please note The Barlow is not closing,” Gibson said in an email. “The building is for sale. Beyond that, we have no further comment. Gibson did not respond to a request for clarification.
Calhoun declined to comment on the hotel and bed and breakfast listings.
Although The Barlow is a hotel, the online real estate listing offers other uses for the building, “Hotel, apartments or condominiums – what’s your vision?”
Gibson posted July 5 on the Hudson Area Community Board’s Facebook page to criticize the Warren Street elites.
“Some think we’re rolling in money,” he wrote on the Facebook page. “Today, we are struggling to keep our businesses open: high rents, high taxes (including school tax which we pay even though we have no children in school) and, even worse, no of customers. Government loans have helped but this (sic) has to be repaid. How?” he wrote.
“Warren Street businesses are closing. When the “second wave” of Covid19 hits (WHO [World Health Organization] say no “if” about it) many others will; they simply cannot survive. Where will Hudson end up? Like many towns between Albany and Syracuse: closed and abandoned. Terrible? May be. Possible? No, probably. So before you disparage a program like Shared Streets that needs polishing up (not to say it doesn’t), stop and think: if all the streets in Warren closed because they weren’t weren’t trying to keep visitors coming back like all the other towns in and around Columbia County. , where will Hudson be? Vacant storefronts and closed restaurants and no tourist in sight. Congratulations, you have won.
Gibson and Calhoun took out a mortgage of $120,997.56 in February on The Barlow and $86,155.51 on the Croff House. The owners also took out a $150,000 mortgage July 15 on The Barlow. The loans originated from the Greene County Bank and are documented in Columbia County property records.
The Barlow was built in 1880 and underwent a full renovation in 2013, according to listings. The Barlow was one of six finalists for the 2014 Crystal Apple Award at Hudson. The award recognizes corporate contributions to the city.
Croff House was built in 1875 and remodeled in 2008, according to property listings.
Several calls to the Barlow’s reception went unanswered.
The Barlow’s real estate agent, Pamela Belfor of Gary DiMauro Real Estate, Inc., responded to an email sent to The Barlow’s general manager, Crystal Lanphear, seeking comment on the hotel’s listing with an e -mail stating “cease and desist”.
Gibson and Calhoun’s residence at 4 Willard Place is also for sale, priced at $1,375,000. It was built in 1900, according to the listing, and they bought it on Nov. 8, 2002, for $1, according to Columbia County Archives.