A Permaculture Homestead
The first time Linda and Andy Weintraub saw the meadow and woods that were to become their vibrant "homestead" in Rhinebeck, it was raining.
This story begins with one lost glove.
A Roving Band of Musicians Reimagines Life in the Rondout
Musicians Morgan Taylor and Rachel Loshak have made a home just as colorful and eclectic as their art.
A Soundtrack Composer in Bearsville
Peter Aaron profiles Tasso Zapanti's home in Bearsville.
Frank Basile's lakeside house is a theater of nostalgia, with its teeming population of TV and music characters, shelves full of Looney Tunes glasses and other cartoonware, the working jukeboxes, games and toys, and piles of brown paper-sleeved 45s.
Lynn Woods explores Frank Basile's house in Rifton.
Timothy Malcolm explores Garin Baker's carriage house art studio in New Windsor.
Timothy Malcolm writes about artist Garin Baker.
Mor Pipman and Eric Hurliman have transformed a former Methodist Church outside Woodstock into a spacious home and community gathering space.
Two Chefs Settle in Poughkeepsie
Jennifer and Vinicius Rosa sleep on a single mattress without a bed frame.
Philip Howie and Sasha Chermayeff in Catskill
An artistic couple has spent the last four years rebuilding their lives on the banks of the Catskill Creek after Howie suffered a stroke in 2011.
New York City may have a lofty tradition of unconventional live/work spaces, but the Hudson Valley does not. That meant that Ken Rabe had to be a pioneer, and explain to banks what his vision was. And as the old joke goes, a pioneer is the guy on the trail just ahead of you with the arrow on his back.
Rural Modernism in Kerhonkson
My mom is an amazing gardener," Jason O'Malley says as he guides me through his vibrant and verdant two acres in Kerhonkson.
Repurposing in Bloomington
Viewed from the street, the home is deceptively unassuming, another two-story balloon frame construction dwelling in a neighborhood of similar houses, where residents tack on additions as needed. All the nearby houses are similar, all are slightly different. But since 2004, when O'Connor and Osburn bought this old country farmhouse, an ingenious transformation has been taking place.
Anyone participating in the Kingston gallery scene will instantly recognize the building as One Mile.
"The minute I crossed the threshold, I felt warmth and the love of family," says Linda. "The house's positive karma was immediately evident," remembers Linda. The sense of home, the location, and the surrounding 36 acres were perfect. The address, 86 Leggett Road, sealed the deal.