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.
A Country Home in Olivebridge
For architect Steven Keith and food stylist Roscoe Betsill, fluidity is a collaborative effort emphasizing a harmonious interaction of life, interests, career, friends, and home.
Two Artists Find Drama in Nature
From the natural wood and hand-made furniture to the theater lights, masks, and decorations from performances that adorn the rooms, John Sowle and Steven Patterson have created a singular set on which to perform their own lives.
A Home Observatory in Poughquag
The Antols go stargazing from the astronomical addition on their top floor.
Artist Kevin Paulsen found a home/studio after getting lost in Kingston.
Artist Chuck Davidson has built a minimalist haven in Cragsmoor.
Marcel Breuer in Poughkeepsie
A sterling example of Marcel Breuer's Modernist architecture exists in Poughkeepsie.
Shawn Hartley explores how a modern artist's studio inspires its resident.
Design on a budget in New Paltz
Jasmine Redfern and her husband, Cordell Stahl, provide inspiring advise on how to transform an Hudson Valley home into a space that is energetic and aesthetic.
At home with books in Woodstock.
The story of its eventual purchase by Robert B. Wyatt, a publisher and author, is, as befits a fiction connoisseur, a fine tale.
Jennifer Farley profiles a local painter's tractor garage-turned-studio in Columbia County.
Stony Clove Retreat
Jennifer Farley profiles a contemporary take on the classic cabin in the Catskills National Park.