Stroke of Genius

Stroke of Genius

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.


Meet the New Loft

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.


Bringing the Outside In

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.


The Country Farmhouse Gets Creative

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.


One Mile: Home Is Where the Art Is

Anyone participating in the Kingston gallery scene will instantly recognize the building as One Mile.


A Most Cherished Address: Lang Syne on Leggett Road

"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.


Recipe for Living

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.


Catskill Cantilever

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.


Stargate 4173

A Home Observatory in Poughquag
The Antols go stargazing from the astronomical addition on their top floor.


The Wrong Turn to the Right Place

Artist Kevin Paulsen found a home/studio after getting lost in Kingston.


The Umbrella House

Artist Chuck Davidson has built a minimalist haven in Cragsmoor.


The Binuclear Option

Marcel Breuer in Poughkeepsie
A sterling example of Marcel Breuer's Modernist architecture exists in Poughkeepsie.


Artistic Legacy in Ancram

Shawn Hartley explores how a modern artist's studio inspires its resident.


The House That Seems to Smile

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.


A Bibliophile's Abode

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.


An Architect-Designed Studio in Ancram

Artist's Retreat
Jennifer Farley profiles a local painter's tractor garage-turned-studio in Columbia County.



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