Order Upstate House Fall 2020 for Home Delivery
In the fall issue of Upstate House, you’ll find:
An Artists’ Oasis
On one of Hudson’s oldest streets, Margaret Saliske and Anthony Thompson’s house stands tall and far back, behind a fence with a gate covered in clematis vines. The H-shaped, charcoal gray house was designed by architect Grigori Fateyev to be unobtrusive. At night, with the lights off, it disappears almost completely into the dark, but on a sunny day, the sharp-edged, concrete house manages to blend in with, yet stand out among, the surrounding Victorian, Georgian, and Tudor houses. The building is both an art studio and dwelling for its owners, Saliske, a sculptor, and Thompson, an abstract landscape painter.
Reinventing the Family Farm
What do you do when you inherit the family farm with the stipulation that it must stay in the family? If you’re entrepreneur David Kerr, you hire an exceptional estate carpenter and recreate the beloved farmhouse that evolved over decades and generations—and add 12 acres of organic veggies and a test crop of hemp.
Homing in on a definitive design vernacular for the Hudson Valley is a near-impossible feat. Buildings here range from pastoral perfection (a la 17th-century Dutch barns) to elegance incarnate (hello, 19th-century village Victorians) to boundary-pushing Modernist meccas (like architect Adam Dayem’s Sleeve House in Taghkanic). But whether your aesthetic is classic or contemporary, there is something for you amidst these rolling hills and riverfront towns. And who better to spot the true gems than architects themselves? We asked six professionals who have designed buildings in the Hudson Valley to pick their favorites.
To step through Doug Wallingford and Rick Seer’s front door is to be transported back in time and space to early-20th-century Pasadena, where the British Arts and Crafts movement was inspired by coastal California’s sunlit forests and clear skies to develop a new regional dialect. The Gardiner house’s commanding mahogany staircase, which features an angled balustrade and is lit from above thanks to an expansive swath of windows on the upstairs landing, is a small-scale riff on the grand staircase in the Gamble House in Pasadena, an Arts and Crafts touchstone designed by influential American architectural firm by Greene and Greene.
Bespoke bike racks, sparkling chandeliers, alpaca accessories, spotlights on the communities of Peekskill and Ellenville, book reviews, and a look at the white-hot regional real estate market.
Support us now so we can support the Hudson Valley community later. Order the fall issue of Upstate House for delivery for only $5.