Hudson Valley

Getting Away, Places to Stay, Quirky Homes, Upstate

If you’re looking to get out of town but you’re uninspired by the usual country inns, historic schoolhouses, and rustic log cabins, this unusual Hudson Valley vacation property could be just the tranquil escape for you (and up to nine of your closest friends). The Hudson Valley Bali House Retreat in Rosendale, New York combines a country setting with details that were inspired by vacations in Bali and Thailand. Built using materials imported from Indonesia, this exotic compound makes visitors forget they’re only about 90 minutes from Midtown.

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Getting Away, Hamptons, real estate trends, Upstate

Image: Hudson Woods by Drew Lang

The megawatt real estate of the Hamptons may be suffering from shrinkage as a new generation of glitterati increasingly chooses the rustic charm of upstate New York instead. Business Insider reports a surge in the popularity of second homes and tourist activity in Hudson Valley and Catskills towns—and a corresponding dip in Hamptons home prices—in 2016.

Is Upstate the new East End?

Architecture, Upstate

RiverBanks House, Foz Design, hudson valley,

This beautiful home situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Saugerties, New York is a perfect example of how elegant rustic can be. The home comes from Fōz Design, a multi-disciplinary architecture and design studio in New York City, as a weekend family escape and a modern interpretation of the traditional woodsy cabin.

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Architecture, Green Design, Upstate

Kim Hoover, fossilized bamboo floors, Hudson Valley, Cali-bamboo, Hoover Architecture, New Paltz, cool roof

Architect Kim Hoover, principal at Hoover Architecture, built a bold sustainable house and guesthouse within the picturesque Hudson Valley. The two-level property takes inspiration from a tree house, which is reflected through its open, casual spaces, use of wood and the great outdoor views it frames through its many windows. But the home’s most interesting details aren’t what you’d expect. This unique space boasts recycled porcelain tiles, fossilized bamboo floors and it has a reflecting “cool roof.”

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Daily Link Fix

Tony Cenicola, Pajtim Osmanaj
  • Get ready to cry your eyes out. These maps show that one-bedroom rentals have gone up $200/month since just six months ago. [Brokelyn]
  • Gentrification summed up in 311 calls. [NY Mag]
  • If you’re heading upstate this weekend, be sure to hit up these eateries in the Hudson Valley and Catksills. [Brownstoner]
  • This construction worker doesn’t let his 9-5pm job get in the way of his love of creating art. [NYTimes]
  • Earlier this week, CityRealty released a report about 22,000 new apartments coming to Brooklyn. Now see what’s in store for Long Island City in Queens. [DNAinfo]

Images: Pajtim Osmanaj artwork by Tony Cenicola for The New York Times (L); Long Island City’s high-rise buildings by Nigel Chiwaya for DNAinfo (R)

Architecture, Getting Away, Green Design, Interiors, Upstate

The Glowing Hudson Passive Project Is a Dreamy Upstate Eco-Retreat

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Sun, December 7, 2014

BarlisWedlick Architects LLC, Bill Stratton Building Company, passive home, barn typology, Hudson Passive Project, open plan interiors, natural light, glazed facade, Hudson Valley

BarlisWedlick Architects LLC joined forces with Bill Stratton Building Company to create this sweet, high-performance and very quick-to-build home. The stunning glazed dwelling sits within the Hudson Valley just two hours north of the city. Dubbed the Hudson Passive Project, this cutting-edge dream home is not only beautiful, it’s proudly New York State’s first-ever certified passive house.

Learn more about the stunning Hudson Passive Project

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