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Re: “Contractor Aaron Bollman’s Renovated House in Saugerties

House profiles are great- your subject, on the other hand, is not. While touting community and the generosity of neighbors, Aaron Bollman has made a living on scamming unsuspecting clients on renovation projects, posing as a general contractor. Perhaps an expose on subcontractors that have done work for his company and were never paid, or the projects he has bailed on after receiving substantial payments?

Furthermore, buying a house with the sole purpose of cashing in on weekly rentals via AirBnB does little to support a 'really great neighborhood'.

Posted by who on 10/14/2019 at 8:27 PM

Re: “A Victorian Abloom in Rhinebeck

Beautiful home and art collection (she and I have the same taste in wallpaper)!

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Posted by Kenise Barnes on 06/12/2019 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Rock & Roll Sanctuary: The Woodstock Home of Celebrity Photographer David McGough

David hired me in NYC for about 18 months during 1982-1983---he had more work than he could handle then and needed an extra photographer. I met him because I began working--fresh off the boat"--- at a photo store on 23rd & 1st where he'd get his slides processed and buy photo paper etc. He let me show him my amateur photo efforts, and gave me a chance.
I always find it strange to hear him described as a "paparazzo" because in my experience he wasn't intrusive or exploitative. He explained some essential techniques to me that helped me get the framing, the focus and the exposure right in a second ( and even when walking backwards!). Above all, he told me, he wanted the celebrity to look good in the photo. not just 'appear' in it. and to try and compose the shot and if possible, 'capture' them.

Others in the business had the craft ( and the aggressiveness) but David always pursued the art of photography. IMHO a lot of photogs these days, despite the sophistication of DSLR's, are just shooting snaps. David was (and is) a damned good photographer, regardless of subject. (and I had a fantastic time working for him).
And he's a really great guy--as this article and recent activities attest.

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Posted by Simon Waugh on 05/08/2019 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Robin Rice's Live/Work Loft in Beacon

30 years of friendship, and Robin Rice continues to deliver Wow moments... every time i see her our her magnificent photographs!

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Posted by MAT on 04/01/2019 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Rock & Roll Sanctuary: The Woodstock Home of Celebrity Photographer David McGough

Commendations to this creative pair. May the good energy there keep expanding. I spent many hours in that house, variably bustling and bursting at the seams or paused in silent solitude as sole human with grateful survivors. I anchored all the blessings I could muster. Nice to see some retained features - the driftwood slab, the original Dawn Ladd chandelier (installed with a yogi's help)... I just wonder what became of the magnificent philodendron that predated the prior owners. She was queen of the roost for me, I was honored by her company.

Posted by Nano on 01/16/2019 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Stitched Together: A Patchwork House in Rosendale

Was t this house in your magazine a while back?

Posted by Janna Taninbaum on 01/16/2019 at 7:07 AM

Re: “Stitched Together: A Patchwork House in Rosendale

What a masterpiece! So much beauty, color and happy energy in that home. It's incredible!

Posted by Maya Kaimal on 01/15/2019 at 10:55 PM

Re: “Konstanze Zeller's Colonial Stone House in Marbletown

Oh my, that is such a gorgeous house built with taste and history to top it off.
I am so planning a week long vacation with friends or maybe even my wedding?;)

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Posted by danico on 06/02/2018 at 2:44 PM

Re: “The Phillipstown Home of Stephanie Diamond

Philipstown. One "L." Please correct!!!

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Posted by Garden Conservancy on 04/27/2018 at 2:07 PM

Re: “The Phillipstown Home of Stephanie Diamond

hilarious to read this knowing that the pictures of the luxurious house seen is made by posts put on listings project! In one way, congrats, in another.. not really sure how she thinks it is a community - I mean, I have a community of bills in my wallet..

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Posted by Ritty on 03/28/2018 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Zoe Bissell's Metal House in West Hurley

Love this! My fiance and I are thinking about building a shipping container house. All of the planning and costs are quite daunting, but I'm going to try remain optimistic.

Posted by JenniT on 01/24/2018 at 10:29 AM

Re: “The Stolen Church of Glenford

A great way of life!

Posted by Yakov Pipman on 01/07/2018 at 5:16 PM

Re: “A Hemlock Home on the Hill

holy Toledo,beautiful I couldn't believe this until I saw it, thank you brian and susan for letting me see your home and thank you Kathy for the opportunity to do it. as always,bonnie szul a very good friend of kathys. I love art myself but don't draw but am fascinated with this wish I could see this in person, thank you

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Posted by none on 10/02/2017 at 4:09 PM

Re: “A Hemlock Home on the Hill

Beautiful story. Enchanting home. Extraordinary artists!

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Posted by Lea Cullen Boyer on 10/01/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Relics of Love: A Parthenon for Rhinebeck

Ariella, here's a note from the homeowner on the paint color: "The wall paint is Home Depot brand and it is a mixed color I made with two or three colors (white, yellow, and ochre). I tried to make a Naples Yellow which unfortunately is impossible to find in the US."

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Posted by Brian K. Mahoney on 01/11/2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Relics of Love: A Parthenon for Rhinebeck

Could you please share the name of the paint color and brand used on the foyer walls, as seen on page 46. It is sublime.

Posted by Ariella on 01/10/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Traveler's Rest

It's a great story and Douglas and Danny deserve praise for creating an oasis, as well as for their example of generosity, hospitality and civility in a reeling world.
Preserving a worthy home and making it work to promote positive energy is a huge gift.

Posted by Roderick Thompson on 10/11/2016 at 5:51 AM

Re: “The House Nostalgia Built: A Collector in Rifton

Wow ........ what a life !!!! ..... amazing memories

Posted by Trastevere on 09/28/2016 at 1:00 AM

Re: “Traveler's Rest

Great neighbors! Thanks for this profile.

Posted by Julie Kane on 09/07/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Traveler's Rest

Douglass and Danny this is so fab! Congratulations - great article, gorgeous/true pictures and your amazing story ! Penny

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Posted by Penny Vincent on 09/06/2016 at 8:23 AM

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