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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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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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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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Presents a Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Presents a Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

New Yorkers looking to escape the hubbub of the city tonight can still get their All Hallow's Eve fix at what might be an even greater spectacle than the Village Halloween Parade. Over…

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$13.6 Million in Funding Announced for National Fuel Cell Bus Program

$13.6 Million in Funding Announced for National Fuel Cell Bus Program

Last week, US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced $13.6 million in federal grants to boost the production of fuel cell buses. The Federal Transit Administration funding…

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National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival Serves Up Vegetarian Alternative Wings for First Time Ever

National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival Serves Up Vegetarian Alternative Wings for First Time Ever

The National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival in Buffalo, New York is usually only known for two things: copious amounts of chicken wings (forty tons!) and blue cheese dressing. But…

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Tiny Polygon Studio Boasts Sweeping Lakeside Views and an Adirondack Aesthetic

Tiny Polygon Studio Boasts Sweeping Lakeside Views and an Adirondack Aesthetic

The architects sought to create two distinct but interconnected spaces in the studio, using the element of wood to unify the space, while playing with the different levels and the rise…

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Man Builds Geodesic Bucky Houseboat for Around $2,000

Man Builds Geodesic Bucky Houseboat for Around $2,000

Michael Weekes’ “Pride of Buffalo” is a geodesic houseboat that he built himself for about $2,000. Made of plywood and recycled gallon storage containers, the domed boat has been…

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Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

The Prattsville Art Center & Residency will bring art and culture to the rural area not far from New York City. The project will renovate the disused Greene County Historical…

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Open House: Tour This Ultra-Luxe $3.4M Green Home Today in Scarsdale, NY

Open House: Tour This Ultra-Luxe $3.4M Green Home Today in Scarsdale, NY

If you've always wanted to check out a green home for yourself, head on over to Healthy Home Builders' open house today in Scarsdale, NY. The residential property development firm…

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Sweet Greenhouse Made of Real Sugar Glass Comes to Storm King

Sweet Greenhouse Made of Real Sugar Glass Comes to Storm King

Lamson's Solarium is a one-room cabin or mountain chapel intended for contemplation and meditation. It's also an experimental greenhouse with three mini citrus trees inside, but it's…

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Yahoo! Plans to Use Hydropower from Niagara Falls for New Data Center Expansion

Yahoo! Plans to Use Hydropower from Niagara Falls for New Data Center Expansion

Internet giant Yahoo! recently announced plans to expand its energy-efficient data and customer care center in Lockport, New York later this year. The expansion will use low-cost…

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University of Buffalo's Newly Constructed SEAS Building Designed for LEED Gold Certification

University of Buffalo's Newly Constructed SEAS Building Designed for LEED Gold Certification

  The newly designed SEAS building combines technology and a tech-savvy collaboration platform to expand research in the fields of nanotechnology, bio-based security systems and…

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SiloHome: Cold War Era Missile Silo Transformed into Luxurious Underground House in Upstate New York

SiloHome: Cold War Era Missile Silo Transformed into Luxurious Underground House in Upstate New York

Located on 19 forested acres in Saranac, New York, the home appears to be a serene mountain escape at first glance. The “surface home” is an open 1,800 square foot lodge with…

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Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

The transFORM Gallery joined forces with Elisa Contemporary Art to co-curate an international eco-minded art exhibit featuring the works of artists Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo…

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PHOTOS: Blu Homes Opens East Coast's First Prefab Breezehouse in Copake, NY

PHOTOS: Blu Homes Opens East Coast's First Prefab Breezehouse in Copake, NY

We've long been fans of architect Michelle Kaufmann's iconic Breezehouse prefab home ever since we first wrote about it back in 2005 (yes, we're getting old). The Breezehouse was one of…

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