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The listing calls this “a private hideaway for those who seek the finest craftsmanship and location.” For sure, the house at 553 Hawk Ridge Road, nicknamed Camp Big Rock, is pretty special. It’s located on 30 sprawling acres near Saranac Lake, up in the Adirondacks. The modern house, designed by the architect Shope Reno Wharton, was even impressive enough to land on the cover of Architectural Digest. And there is so much more than the home: the grounds include a boathouse, beach cabin, guest house, barn, gym cabin, caretaker’s cabin and tennis court. There’s no “roughing it” here. This is the luxurious day camp of your dreams.

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Architecture, Design, Interiors, Upstate

Cooper Joseph Studio, Writer's Studio, Ghent New York, writer's retreat, modern upstate cabins

It’s not easy working from home as a writer with distractions like family, cell phones, emails, and the myriad of other interruptions that modern life creates. But Cooper Joseph Studio created a place to escape and be one with the keyboard.

Nestled in a serene setting in Ghent, New York, the Writer’s Studio is the perfect one-person getaway for meditation, writing, or any type of creation expression one might fancy. The single-room studio is a rectangular volume that overlooks ponds and fields on one side and the deep woods on the other. Each fa├žade is specifically designed to highlight its views, and the minimalist interior is accented by walnut and black slate detailing.

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