Eco-friendly timber home glows like a lantern in the Hudson Valley

Eco-friendly timber home glows like a lantern in the Hudson Valley

Clad in timber with a muted color palette, the Lantern Ridge House easily camouflages into the dense forest landscape. The U-shaped structure is carefully sited to optimize views of…

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Kim Markel's popsicle-colored recycled chairs and accessories inject a bubbly burst of fun into any room

Kim Markel's popsicle-colored recycled chairs and accessories inject a bubbly burst of fun into any room

kim markel, kimberly markel, recycled chairs, recycled design, architectural digest design show, ad home show, green furniture, eco furniture, translucent chair, recycled chairs,…

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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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Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

The heated tree house retreat is perfect for reclaiming your relaxation at any time of the year. Clad in wood from the private 6 acres of forested area, the stilted abode lets you sleep…

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Russel Wright's historic woodland sanctuary reflects the splendor of its surroundings

Russel Wright's historic woodland sanctuary reflects the splendor of its surroundings

Travel 50 miles north of New York City and you will find the purest refuge from the grit and grime; a home where all notions of city vanish from consciousness. That was the intention of…

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Controversial Cornell Fine Arts Library expansion features soaring stacks of books

Controversial Cornell Fine Arts Library expansion features soaring stacks of books

The new Fine Arts Library (FAL) at Cornell University is causing quite a stir. The project, now two years in development, involves lobbing off the top floor of the 100-year-old Rand…

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Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food was founded in 2014 by screenwriter Leora Barish in order to address two problems: the challenges veterans face as they transition back into civilian society, and America's…

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Hide from the world at this mirrored sauna that disappears into the woods

Hide from the world at this mirrored sauna that disappears into the woods

The Cadyville Sauna seems simple, but the design is quite smart, like Hisel's other designs. The structure was built from local western red cedar and stones, lending a natural…

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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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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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