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Musician Gracie Coates  & Artist Sam Margevicius's Bearsville Home
In the living room, the couple utilize an open staircase wall as a rotating gallery space. On display are a collection of Margevicius’ eclectically framed prints. Clockwise from the top are works by Sean Kilcoyne, Bronwen Wickstrom, Orfeo Tagiuri, Jon Beacham, Eli Craven, and Margevicius. The baby grand piano was a gift from Margevicius’s father. While, Coates regularly composes at the piano, lately she’s found herself writing music as she drives through the mountains. “I was driving on windy roads and just singing melodies at the steering wheel,” says Coates. “The song ended up being on our latest record, Nowhere Now Here. I thank the mountains for that one.”

Musician Gracie Coates & Artist Sam Margevicius's Bearsville Home

Musician Gracie Coates and artist Sam Margevicius have turned their Bearsville home into a creative oasis.
Chicken Math: An Unlikely Homestead in Freehold
David Krause and Ayan Chatterjee on the front porch of their 1850 Colonial-style farmhouse. The four-bedroom farmhouse required extensive renovation. With the help of local contractor Bob Briski, they carefully updated the home for modern life. “We wanted the house to feel timeless,” says Krause. After revamping the home’s siding with the help of a local wood mill, they chose All White for the home’s exterior and Strong White for the shutters, both by Farrow and Ball.

Chicken Math: An Unlikely Homestead in Freehold

Two chickens have turned into 40 as, city transplants David Krause and Ayan Chatterjee have settled into upstate life in their Greene County farmhouse.