Seamstress, designer, and slow fashion-ista Katrina Rodabaugh tackles the renovation of a vintage Germantown farmhouse with the same creativity and craftiness she does her textile work.
Designer Leslie Stephenson brings out the natural beauty of surroundings with his modernist designs. Moving to and designing in the Hudson Valley is the "cherry on the top", says Stephenson.
Meet Amanda Krupunich and Breanna Rodriguez: Sullivan County natives, Fashion Institute of Technology grads, millennials, best friends, and the engine that drives Catskill Farms.
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A Cozy Basecamp for Your Next Hunter Mountain Adventure
Just minutes from the foot of Hunter Mountain, Villa Vosilla offers a world of comfort and fun unto itself. With a full spa, gym, and game rooms galore unwind after a long week of work or a highly focused day on the slopes.
Gallerist, interior designer, and all-around aesthete Francis Rick Gilllette is a devotee of lasting beauty and constant reinvention. That dynamic tension is on display at his ever-changing live/work loft in Hudson.
The Hudson Valley there are several buildings and organizations dedicated to creating artistic communities and providing creatives with live/work lofts at below-market rents. Here are four places accepting applications for affordable artist housing.
A Local Source for Everything from Rugs to Tablerunners
o keep you snuggled up and happy all year long, we've rounded up 5 textile companies based in the Hudson Valley that sell everything from napkins to bedding to rugs in lush fabrics that far exceed our comfort quota.
Narrowsburg-Based Rug Designer Liza Phillips Gives the Dirt on Rugs
Sullivan County-based luxury rug designer Liza Phillips offers 5 nuggets of wisdom on how to pick the right rug to tie together your space.
Paparrazo David McGough documented rock n roll's coming of age in America. Now his Woodstock home is a shrine to art, music, and memorabilia.
Home Goods for Homebodies
The owners of 8 home goods boutiques in the Hudson Valley share their favorite gifts for the 2018 holiday season.
When Caroline Goodman-Thomases was a little girl, she dreamt of having a house where she could look out and see her horses grazing. The Clinton Corners property she bought and is fixing up with her partner James McKenna is that dream come true.
Marvin's Lock Status Sensor Technology Offers Peace of Mind
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8 Advantages of Wool Carpeting
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Join The Garden Conservancy Today
Gardens offer fresh air, relaxation, fun, exercise, inspiration, and beauty. Garrison-based nonprofit The Garden Conservancy is committed to saving and sharing America's outstanding gardens. Support their good work and get benefits by becoming a member.
Tim Steinhoff of Germantown Blooms offers tips for growing and storing Mexico’s exquisite national flower— the dahlia.
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When Lisa Halter started her own real estate agency in 2014, she did it with a clear mission—to open a "kinder, gentler real estate office." She brought over 15 years of experience in Hudson Valley real estate and a forward-looking approach to Halter Associates Realty. In just four years, the company has expanded to 27 agents. In addition to their empathetic, client-centric ethos, Halter agents leverage advanced digital marketing capabilities and hyper-local market knowledge to buy and sell faster and smarter.
Halter's experience isn't limited to the realm of real estate. Prior to selling homes, she worked for over two decades in digital marketing and graphic design, earning awards for campaigns in London and New York City. That digital marketing edge and keen eye for design aided Halter in meeting the modern demands of clients once she broke into real estate.
Halter has no plans to rest on her laurels now that Halter Associates is thriving. Her long-term goal "is to continue to grow and serve our community, and our agents, while maintaining an open line of communication with our buyers and sellers," she explains. Halter understands that buying or selling property often accompanies a major life change, which needs to be handled with care. "It's all about transitions in our lives, whether it's a household growing with the birth of a child or the death of a loved one," Halter says. "Although we are in sales, we need to be so much more for our clients, to help them through their life changes in a thoughtful and meaningful way."
433 Tongore Road, Kingston:
A Marbletown Modern/Country Marvel
Ulster County real estate is the bread and butter of Halter's business, and thanks to the area's abundance of natural beauty and charming towns, it's an easy sell. Marbletown is one such picturesque community. Situated less than 20 minutes from Kingston, Marbletown encompasses the hamlets of High Falls and Stone Ridge, known for their idyllic locales along the Esopus Creek, farm and flea markets, wellness centers, dreamy B&Bs, and Stone Ridge's Main Street Historic District.
This country-meets-modern home is on a quiet country road just down the street from the Marbletown Town Park, with its pavillion, playground, and soccer fields. Originally built in the 1940s, the three-bedroom, two-bath cottage sits on 2.5 acres of land that's a slice of Zen-like paradise perfect for relaxation.
The grounds include a brand-new heated, saline pool with a retractable cover, a six-person hot tub on a bluestone patio, a cedar outdoor shower, a koi pond, fire pit, and organic garden with raised beds.
That's just outside. The 1,886-square-foot interior features a host of modernized amenities, including a custom kitchen with granite countertops, a butcher block prep island, stainless steel appliances, and a wine cooler cabinet. The open-concept floor plan smoothly combines kitchen, dining, and living areas, and is well-suited for entertaining, with cedar plank and hardwood floors throughout. The first floor includes an screened-in porch, as well as a laundry room and additional full bath.
On the second floor, the master bedroom is an oasis within the home, separated from the rest of the rooms and adjoined by a private meditation room. All three of the home's bedrooms are bathed in sunlight from skylights and large windows. Throw open the sliding glass doors, step out on the wrap-around deck in full view of the new pool, and consider yourself at home.
Listed at $659,000, this is a turnkey haven with every indoor and outdoor luxury you could want. Visit the Halter Realty Associates website for more information.
Gravitas and Charm in Kingston
"Kingston is the best kept secret in New York State," declares the Hudson Valley's doyen of real estate, Win Morrison. He would know. As owner and founder of Win Morrison Realty, he has nearly 40 years of experience in the local real estate market. Since the '80s, his agency has thrived selling and developing properties in Ulster, Greene, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, and Sullivan counties. Although Morrison has extensive expertise and experience throughout the region, with established offices in Kingston, Woodstock, Saugerties, Phoenicia and Catskill, he's chosen Kingston as his home base, both working and living in the historic Uptown district. "The restaurants, the theater, and the art in Kingston, as well as the surrounding areas, are really equal to none," he explains. The town's unique history as the state's first capital and its ties to the Hudson River add gravitas to the city's already plentiful charm.
Having had a hand in the resurgence of Kingston over the past thirty years, Morrison knows its history—and its potential—like the back of his hand. He sees the entire city, from the quaint Stockade district all the way down to the working waterfront as ripe for investment. "The big positive has been the rejuvenation of Wall Street in Uptown, Broadway in Midtown, and the Rondout," he says. Morrison is especially proud of helping to spur the rejuvenation of the Stockade in Uptown, bringing investment and renewal from outside to polish a gem in Kingston's crown of neighborhoods. "Because of its historic value, we sold many of the buildings Uptown and were able to increase the value of the properties by finding buyers and investors outside of the area," he explains, adding that he also "sold just about everything that was on the waterfront" as well.
Within a city of untapped potential, Morrison sees both the waterfront and north Kingston as particularly under-developed."The area between Kingston and east Kingston is prime for more high-end development," he surmises, and the river frontage formerly known as the Brickyard and Sailor's Cove are "prime, prime, prime locations." In fact, he says, "the Kingston waterfront is virgin territory."
53 Allison Court
Kingston is also perfect for high-end contemporary residential development. Win Morrison Realty's listing at 53 Allison Court is a beautiful example of the area's affordable luxury. Located near the Hillside Acres section of Kingston, this private mini-estate has five bedrooms and three baths, soaring high ceilings, and wood floors. Sleek quartz and stainless steel finishes complete an open plan kitchen with modern appliances. Built in 2002 the property also features a pool, garden and cabana, exemplifying how Kingston offers unparalleled country living within a short drive of an vibrant urban arts, culture, and culinary scene.
53 North Front Street
With a historic flair that typifies the Stockade district's character, this c.1900 flat-roofed building is a great example of the city's commercial potential. Ornate corniced eaves set off the roofline, with decorative windows and a street-level portico below. The three-story building is also well-positioned in the heart of Uptown's bustling shopping district to be at the forefront of the city's revival. The building's mixed-use format, with a restaurant, office, and storefront at street level and four apartments above, exemplifies the work-life balance most people strive to achieve. Morrison jokes, "In two more years, there's not going to be anybody left in Brooklyn, because they're all moving up here."
Visit the Win Morrison Realty website for more information on these or other properties....
An Intentional Selection of Windows Will Help You Live Inside Out
In the Northeast, homeowners have begun to embrace a new trend: living inside out. By inviting sunshine and warmth into your space and blurring the lines between the coziness of the interior and the nature beyond, you can reclaim the light you deserve. Intentional selection of personalized windows and doors is the key bringing the outdoors in and transforming your quality of life.
Garden Buffs, Get Your Greenery Fix on September 22 & 23
Calling all green-thumbed, nature-lovers of the Mid-Hudson Valley. September is a great time to get outside and visit the region’s beautiful gardens as you scheme and dream up next year’s garden plans. The Garden Conservancy will hold Open Days and Digging Deeper events in Dutchess and Ulster Counties on September 22 and 23, respectively.
Michelle Sutton explores techniques for incorporating plants into rock walls. (Her favorite ingredient: mud!)
Bard Spiegeltent performer Adrienne Truscott and her partner Carmine Covelli bought property in Tivoli and made it their own.
Williams Lumber and Home has a wide selection of replacement windows for your next home upgrade.
The newly renovated Glens Falls House in Round Top is off to the races. A swirling vortex of possibility, under its new owners the resort offers a saturated sensory experience that blends genuine hospitality, an unapologetic love of fun, and a reverence for the natural world.
The modern farmhouse style embodies casual comfort—community, convenience, quality of life. Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing one, what you want to achieve is not the trend itself—it’s the way it makes you feel. When you think beyond the trend and add your own twist, you will find a new level of enjoyment that is uniquely yours.
Epic Views, Cozy Shelter, and American Fare in Greene County
Reopening in November of 2016 following extensive renovations, the new Scribner’s Catskill Lodge was born out of a desire to modernize the building’s existing bones while still honoring its history. With over 20 acres of land with hiking trails, a pool, outdoor firepit, and walking distance to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, Scribner has all the amenities for a fun and relaxing retreat in the Catskills.
Commemorate the Garden with a Lawn Party and Panel Discussion on 9/22
Blithewood Garden on the Bard College is a quintessential walled Italianate Garden. Over the past two years Bard and Garden Conservancy have collaborated to restore the garden. Celebrate Blithewood's 115th birthday with a lawn party and panel discussion on September 22.
Catskill Farms designs, builds, and sells new cottages, farmhouses, and barn homes in the Catskills and the Hudson Valley. They have a barn home for sale now in Kerhonkson.