El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

Nestled in the village of Kinderhook about two and a half hours north of the city, gallerist Jack Shainman’s The School is attracting day trippers from New York and locals alike every…

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Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Sharon and her family have had a house in Garrison for since 1995. When this piece of land directly across the street from their property, on the Old Albany Post Road, came up for sale,…

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One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

[image of green dome] Last week we brought you luxurious, sustainable homes in the Hamptons, but this week we're in search of quirky dome homes across the New York…

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Prefab wooden dome home spins like a UFO to let sunlight in from every angle

Prefab wooden dome home spins like a UFO to let sunlight in from every angle

This wooden dome house is constructed largely from organic materials, including cedar, bamboo, and limestone. It has another eco-friendly feature, too, that allows the home to be more…

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She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

Forget all about that stinky old man cave. According to NBC TODAY, women are building their own special getaway space, the She Shed. According to Sandra Foster, who built her own sassy…

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Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Looking for the ultimate bubble bath experience? New York-based PARA Project architects have installed a sunken bathtub smack dab in the middle of the Haffenden House library. Already…

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Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

O'Sullivan purchased the property, which dates back to 1840, in 2009, and has been renovating it with her partner, Mason Brown. The ongoing renovation project is largely funded by the…

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Aviator's Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Aviator's Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Open to grand views on three sides, "Villa for an Aviator" comprises raised and stacked vertical volumes that mimic the motion of an ascending plane. Rather than keep a plane's…

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VIDEO: What Does It Mean to Live in an Era of Inevitable Surprise?

VIDEO: What Does It Mean to Live in an Era of Inevitable Surprise?

What does it mean to live in a world of natural distasters and unpredictability? Andrew Zolli, a futures researcher and author of Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, explores this issue…

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Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Sustainable homes often feature high-tech bells and whistles but John Grzibowski's clever house relies on the power of nature to keep it green. Located in Newburgh, NY, about an…

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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: Don't Miss This Year's Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: Don't Miss This Year's Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

If you missed last year's Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, be sure to set aside a date to go see it this month. Over 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns will be lighting up the night for the…

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Elon Musk's Other SolarCity

Elon Musk's Other SolarCity "Gigafactory" Expected to Bring 5,000 New Jobs to New York

Hot on the heels of the incredible 400,000-person-strong People's Climate March last weekend, Elon Musk-backed solar company SolarCity just struck a major deal with New York State to…

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The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

It might be tough to swallow, but at this very moment, the buildings we are living in, working in and playing in are quietly wreaking havoc on our environment. In fact, buildings…

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Newly Completed Hudson Woods Complex Offers Serene Eco-Living Deep in the Catskills

Newly Completed Hudson Woods Complex Offers Serene Eco-Living Deep in the Catskills

Each home in Hudson Woods is set on a large lot within the development's expansive 131-acre site, allowing for exquisite views of the surrounding Catskills Mountains. Guided by a…

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PARA-project Transforms a 1930s Attic into Stunning Writer's Workshop and Library

PARA-project Transforms a 1930s Attic into Stunning Writer's Workshop and Library

Built for a client who is both a writer and a bookbinder, this renovated attic primarily serves as a work space, but also includes a guest room and leisure area. To break up the…

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Prefab

Prefab "Mini-Me" House Acts as an Adorable Smaller Sidekick to an Upstate New York Home

Did you know that houses can have sidekicks too? When the owners of a sprawling home in Carmel, New York asked Archi-Tectonics to help them design a suitable guest house, they ended up…

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Eye-Catching Pyramidal Treehouse by Luderowski Architect Rises Like a Japanese-Style Pagoda

Eye-Catching Pyramidal Treehouse by Luderowski Architect Rises Like a Japanese-Style Pagoda

We've seen our fair share of eye-catching treehouses at Inhabitat, but this beautiful tiered treehouse in upstate New York really stands out from the pack. Designed by Swedish builder…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

The original factory was built on the shores of the Hudson River by the National Biscuit Company in 1929 to serve as their box printing facility. In 2003, the Dia Foundation took over…

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Bright and Airy Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Townhouses Achieve Passive House Standards

Bright and Airy Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Townhouses Achieve Passive House Standards

BarlisWedlick Architects (formerly Dennis Wedlick Architects) was also responsible for the Hudson Passive Project, NY state's first certified Passive House. Wedlick rounded up the same…

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Sneak a Peek Inside the Beautifully Abandoned and Overgrown Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel

Sneak a Peek Inside the Beautifully Abandoned and Overgrown Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel

Grossinger’s Catskill Resort began in 1914 as a modest farmhouse, which the owners began renting out to guests looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The…

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New York's Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

New York's Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

Francis Bannerman IV was an ammunition dealer from Dundee, Scotland. He and his family purchased what became known as Bannerman’s Island in 1900, and built a Scottish style castle and…

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Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

The picturesque Catskills mountains surround Hudson Woods for incredible views from almost every spot on the property. Each modest home is designed for efficiency, and to connect its…

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VIDEO: Join Inhabitat on a Cruelty-Free Animal Adventure in New York!

VIDEO: Join Inhabitat on a Cruelty-Free Animal Adventure in New York!

Sometimes those of us living in the big city don’t get to interact with flora and fauna very much. That’s why I was so excited when I was offered a trip by Subaru to check out…

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This $995,000 Private Island Costs Less Than the Average NYC Home

This $995,000 Private Island Costs Less Than the Average NYC Home

If you've ever dreamed of owning your own private island, check out this little gem that's a real bargain by NYC real estate standards. Located less than a two-hour drive from NYC,…

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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Effect for New York and Other Major Cities This Morning

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Effect for New York and Other Major Cities This Morning

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect this morning for most of New York state and several other surrounding cities. The National Weather Service is reporting that its Doppler radar…

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