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Open House + What to do and see at the Mohonk Preserve

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The Mohonk Preserve is one of our favorite locations minutes from Hudson Woods. There is enough to see and do to fulfill various interests for months at a time. Mohonk is New York State’s largest visitor and member supported nature preserve originally founded by the Smiley family with the opening of the Mohonk Mountain House in 1869.

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25 Most Photogenic Places in the Hudson Valley

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Explore some of our favorite locations in the Hudson Valley to capture the perfect photo.

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5 Things to do in the Hudson Valley This Weekend

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We highlight 5 places to visit in the Hudson Valley including Bannerman Castle, Basilica Hudson, Bard College and the Fisher Center for the Performing, Bonticou Crag, and the Saugerties Lighthouse.

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What is your Upstate?

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This weeks New Yorker cover story is titled “UPSTATE.” Illustrated by author and artist Adrian Tomine.

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Woodstock Animal Sanctuary

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The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is a great cause just a stone skip away from Hudson Woods as well as fun family stop on the weekends. A 20 minute drive south of Hudson Woods, The Woodstock Farm Sanctuary rescues animals and gives them a lifelong home and care with an mission to connect animals with people and raise awareness around animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements.

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7 Swimming Holes to Visit Before Summer Ends + Open House

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As summer rolls to an end, there is still time to escape upstate for a few refreshing weekends We compiled a list of 8 swimming holes that are a must visit in in the summer months. We will also hold an open house this Sunday hosted by the Architect on Sunday, August 13th from 12-2 PM.

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Photo Tour by Nicole Franzen + Open House

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Last week our friend Nicole Franzen stayed at Hudson Woods and captured some beautiful moments during her stay which we want to share with you below. Nicole travels the world photographing various locations, foods and interiors. You can catch a lot of her work here: http://www.nicolefranzen.com/ and on Instagram. We are also holding an open house next Sunday with details below. Be sure to save the date as we only have one lot remaining for sale at Hudson Woods.

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CNN Article: New York’s Catskills see a big vacation revival

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This week CNN Travel covered the Catskill Mountains as an an emerging vacation destination. The article looks at why the area has become popular for travelers and transplants alike and covers where to stay, eat and explore the area, including an interview with the owner of one of our favorite brunch locations, The Phoenicia Diner.

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One Lot Remains at Hudson Woods; Plus Calico Wallpaper Installation

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With a contract out for lot 18, we are excited to announce that lot 08/09 remains the last available lot at Hudson Woods. Only 3 years after launch, more than half of the homes are now completed with the other half in various stages of construction.

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Open House + This Weekend in the Hudson Valley

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Olana State Historic Site is a mid-19th century architectural gem tucked away 10 minutes south of Hudson, a great destination when visiting the town. The estate was built for and designed by esteemed Hudson River School painter Frederic Church who’s vision for the home was influenced by traveling with his wife, Isabel through Europe and the Middle East. The blend between Victorian architecture and Middle Eastern heritage is evident through design elements such as arched window openings, balcony woodwork and tile work.

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July Open House + 5 Summits to Hike This Summer

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It is finally the time of year to get back outside and into nature in the Hudson Valley. Summer is an ideal time to get out of the city heat and explore mountain trails. Last year we did a summer guide of local trails which you can find here: Hudson Valley Trail Guide. This year, we are highlighting one trail in particular that you can tackle over several trips.

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7 Interesting Real Estate Insights About The Hudson Valley

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Last weekend, Hudson Woods was featured in a New York Times article. Among a number of interesting insights, there were a number of facts about the burgeoning local real estate market which stood out. We thought it would be interesting to share some of these insights along with photos from the feature and a link to the rest of the article.

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Open House + Showroom Opening

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We will be holding an open house Next Sunday, June 25th from 12-2 PM hosted by Architect, Drew Lang. We hope you can stop by and also catch the opening of Michael Robbins’ furniture showroom. Michael Robbins is a designer and furniture maker located in Germantown, NY, between Tivoli and Hudson. We worked with Michael to help outfit the model house and then again to organize an exhibit of Hudson Valley designers in New York City at Whisper Editions. Catch Michael’s showroom opening event on Saturday June 24th from 6-9 PM with locally made cider, beer and snacks.

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Hudson Woods Partners Introduce New Lighting

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Our friends at Workstead released a new collection at ICFF called The Lodge Collection. We partnered with Workstead in the early design stages of Hudson Woods to outfit the model house with lighting. The model house utilizes 2 of their pieces: the industrial chandelier at entry hall and bent wall lamp in the garage/studio. Workstead is based out of New York City, though they have roots in the Hudson Valley and have worked on several projects in the area. Workstead’s new collection utilizes a series of structural wooden frames to support a variety of straightforward lighting functions: chandelier, pendant, sconce. The play between wood and metal emphasizes the counterpoint between structure and network.

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11 Waterfalls to Chase This Summer + Open House

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With Spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, now is the time to plan your summer trips upstate. To help you plan your trips, we assembled a select list of 11 waterfalls to visit this summer. We are holding an open house this Saturday and we hope you can stop by.

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Saturday Open House + 3 Great Hikes Upstate

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With Spring in full swing and summer around the corner, the time of year is here again to hit some of the best hiking trails the Hudson Valley has to offer. Our friends at Visit Vortex assembled 3 great videos of their favorite hikes in the area, which can be seen here below. We will also be holding an open house next Sunday, June 4th, from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. We hope you can stop by.

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5 Gorgeous Places to Stay Upstate

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Our friends And North recently wrote about 5 gorgeous places to visit and stay in Upstate New York. We included photos of some of the places below, but be sure to visit their story here to also get places to shop, eat and explore in each of these towns.

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Hudson Woods Video Featuring Architect, Drew Lang

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Watch a video with Architect Drew Lang discussing the origin and philosophy of Hudson Woods. Drew discusses vernacular farm buildings and nature from which inspiration for the project was drawn. He also speaks about the significance of working with local craftsmen. The video captures moments and details, conveying the essence of Hudson Woods.

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7 Picturesque Towns To Visit this Spring

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As the weather gets warmer and there are more sunny weekends in store this Spring, we wanted to share some of our favorite neighborhoods just around the corner from Hudson Woods. We collected these 7 historic and picturesque towns in the area.

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All Inclusive Fly Fishing Weekends in the Catskills

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Our friends at Escape Brooklyn have discovered a wonderful fly fishing package hosted by Esopus Creel. They organize all inclusive getaways centered around fly fishing in the Catskills Mountains featuring private chefs, photographers, live music and everything local. It is said that fly fishing originated in the Catskills in the 1800’s and quickly became one of the most adored pastimes for New Yorkers. People from around the world visit the pristine waterways of Upstate State New York for the fly fishing in the area

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Wall Street Journal Features Hudson Woods Home Owners

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This week, the Wall Street Journal wrote about Paul and Sheena Murphy, who were one of the early home buyers at Hudson Woods. Sheena is an interior designer whose work we have profiled in the past and her husband, Paul is a game designer and developer. With roots in Brooklyn they decided to make a more permanent second home in the Hudson Valley. You can read the article below and learn more about Paul and Sheena’s story.

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Hudson Woods Wins Architizer A+ Award

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We are thrilled to announce that Hudson Woods has been selected as an Architizer A+Award Jury Winner! You can find Hudson Woods under the Multi Unit Housing - Low Rise (1-4 Floors) Category.

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Farm Fresh Barn Dinners Launch at Ravenwood

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Our friends at Ravenwood are launching their first season open to the public. Located a 5 minute drive from Hudson Woods in Olivebridge, NY, Ravenwood explores the integration of agriculture, culinary arts and the local makers movement – all staples of NY state’s rich history, and each thriving today. This Spring they will be kicking off their first true open season with two barn dinners which will take place on Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday, May 27th + Sunday, May 28th.

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10 Chair Designs We Love

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Architects have an interesting fascination with chairs. Many of the renowned 20th century architects are known as much for their chairs as they are their architecture, from Le Corbusier to Mies Van Der Rohe. Furniture design is much allows architects to craft on a smaller scale. The finished product in furniture design is much easier to test and much quicker to accomplish. Whereas buildings take years and maybe decades, a chair can be released relatively quickly.

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Vote for Hudson Woods in the Architizer A+ Awards

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Hudson Woods has been selected as a finalist for the A+ Awards and you can help us become the winner! We are in the Mulit-Unit Low Rise (1-4) Housing category. In order to vote, go to the link below and enter the category name into the search bar.


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Fast Company Features Hudson Woods

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Hudson Woods was recently featured in Fast Company. In an extensive interview with Architect, Drew Lang, they covered several elements of the project including the architectural background for the concept and the marketplace it has created, including potential rental opportunities.

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Weekend Guide to Upstate by Local Milk

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In November, our friend Beth Kirby of Local Milk spent a weekend at Hudson Woods, you might recall her photography tour of the model house. While at Hudson Woods, Beth toured some of the towns in the area and created a quick weekend guide to upstate New York.

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Video Tour of Hudson Woods From Folk Magazine

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A few weeks ago we shared photos of Hudson Woods taken by our friends from Folk Magazine, Paige Denkin and Corey Christian. Recently they also released a video of their stay at Hudson Woods courtesy of their production company: www.goinghome.co

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Winter Festival at Hudson Woods

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(EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER) Join us for a winter gathering at Hudson Woods this February. Our friends at Savarin & Co, makers of fine woolen flags, have offered to giveaway 20 free custom made pennants plus a 25% discount for every pennant after that! We will hold a number of activities hosted by our friends from Northern Grade including a craft and game room with custom pennant making, wooden board games, artisan painted canoes, paddles, slingshots & more.

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Photo Tour of Hudson Woods by Folk Magazine

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A few weeks ago, our friends Paige Denkin and Corey Christian of Folk Magazine stopped by Hudson Woods. They captured some beautiful moments during the stay which we want to share with you below.

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10 Open Cabinet Kitchens We Love

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Open kitchen cabinets can give homes a special feeling. It is a great way to make collections more visible, create more open space and easier access to storage. We have collected some of our favorite examples of open cabinet kitchens.

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Black Stained House at Hudson Woods

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The first black stained house at Hudson Woods was recently completed. Some photographs have been shared through our social media, and Wallpaper Magazine unveiled some of the new photography in February. Collected here are some of our favorite photos of the black cedar house. The black cedar creates a particularly striking contrast to the Mahogany window and door trim.

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Photo Tour by Melissa Shelton of Carl Hansen & Søn

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Over the holidays, our friend Melissa Shelton of Carl Hansen & Søn stayed at Hudson Woods. You might recall our journal entry about Carl Hansen & Søn who outfitted the model house with several furniture items. Melissa captured some beautiful moments during her stay which we want to share with you.

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9 Top Instagrams from 2016

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We have had a busy year at Hudson Woods. To wind down the year we thought it would be fun to look back through some of our most popular posts on Instagram for a bit of inspiration going into 2017. Here is a look at the 9 most popular posts by number of likes.

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8 Places to Ski Near Hudson Woods

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One of our favorite places in the Catskills, Windham is in the heart of the Catskills. One of the most beloved mountains in the area, it has the perfect trails for any skill level. The mountain ranges from 12 novice trails to seven steep double-black runs but nearly half of the trails are rated intermediate.

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Photo Tour of Hudson Woods by Beth Kirby of Local Milk

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Recently our friend Beth Kirby stayed at Hudson Woods and photographed the model house. You might be familiar with her photography and blog called Local Milk. Below we selected a few of Beth’s photos for her tour of the model house.

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From the Source: Hudson Workshop

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Born in Hungary, András Gipp spent his childhood watching his father and grandfather sculpt with stone, and craft everything from beds to bowls with their hands. He fell in love with wood in the Bakony forest, the former hunting grounds of Hungarian kings, where he ran wild as a child, creating stories among the trees and marveling at the warmth of this living medium. András later studied fine art woodworking and instrument making in Hungary and Vienna before venturing to New York City, with little more than a suitcase and his guitar.

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Photo Tour of Hudson Woods by Joe St. Pierre

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Recently our friend Joe St. Pierre stayed at Hudson Woods and photographed the model house. We wanted to share a tour of the house through Joe’s camera lens as he captured the beautiful fall light throughout the day at Hudson Woods.

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From the Source: Poritz & Studio

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Growing up in his father’s wood shop and sculpture studio, Aaron was surrounded by art and architecture from birth. Aaron worked as an apprentice to builders as well as ceramicists throughout high school. In college, he studied both ceramics and architecture, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from the California College of the Arts in 2008. Aaron worked professionally as an architect in New York City, for three years before starting his own studio. Aaron’s work finds a balance between functionalism, simplicity and innovation. Aaron pushes material and maker boundaries to continually create and find new methods of using familiar materials in new and exciting ways.

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Last Open House in November

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Architect Drew Lang will hold an open house this Sunday, Nov. 13th from 12-2 PM at the model house. Come by to see the progress on-site. Bring the whole family to enjoy the beautiful autumn days upstate. Only 4 lots remain available for purchase. We hope to see you there!

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11 Aerial Views of Hudson Woods in Autumn

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Our friends at Propellerheads Aerial Photography stopped by Hudson Woods last week to capture some incredible aerial photography of the site and surrounding area during the incredible fall foliage season. The photos are quite stunning and in several you can see the Catskills rising just above the tree horizon.

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Open House This Sunday

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Architect Drew Lang will hold an open house this Sunday, October 30th from 12-2 PM at the model house. Come by to see the progress on-site. Bring the whole family to enjoy the beautiful autumn days upstate. Only 4 lots remain available for purchase and in November Drew will had two more open houses. Here is the full schedule below. We hope to see you there!

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Win a Free 2 Night Stay at Hudson Woods

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We are delighted to announce that we will be making the model house at Hudson Woods available for a free 2 night stay in collaboration with our newly launched platform, Brick & Wonder and a select handful of partners.

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Underwater Film at the Hudson Woods Pool

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This past summer, our friend Alice Gao stayed at Hudson Woods and captured a beautiful video centered around the pool with underwater footage. The sunny and warm weather has put us in a bit of a summer mood so we wanted to share her wonderful work. Here are some images and stills from the video and Alice’s blog post.

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4 Lots Remaining at Hudson Woods + Open House Schedule

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Three open houses will be held at Hudson Woods in October. Only 4 lots remain available for purchase. Come by to see the progress on-site and meet Architect, Drew Lang who will be hosting each open house. Bring the whole family and pets are always welcome! We hope to see you there.

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Field + Supply This Weekend!

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Fall is in full swing upstate, a beautiful time of year in the Hudson Valley and a perfect setting for the 3rd iteration of Field + Supply. The maker fair has expanded again and moved to the venerable and recently renovated Hasbrouck House. Many of our local friends will be represented including Materia Designs, Sawkille, Fern, Workstead, Michael Robbins, AndNorth and Kingston Wine Co. Workshops and events will also be held this year including; leather working, indigo dying, Autumn table arrangements and arrow making for kids and adults. Take a look at some of our past posts about Field + Supply to get in the mood for this year’s event:

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Announcing Brick & Wonder + Our Partnership With Architizer

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As many of you may know, Hudson Woods is envisioned and built by the team at Lang Architecture. We believe that better design is innovative, useful, easy, honest, lasting and essential. But most importantly, it improves how we feel, think, interact and ultimately live our lives.

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Upstate Mornings by Alice Gao

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A few weeks ago, our friends and well known photographer, Alice Gao, had a chance to stay at and photograph the model house. Alice was able to strike the perfect mood between of the approaching fall months at Hudson Woods, a favorite time of year in the Hudson Valley. You can see the entire blog post with additional photos on Alice’s blog here.

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A Beloved Hotel Re-Opens with a New Design 

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One of the most historic and beloved stone mansions in nearby Stone Ridge has been given new life. The Hasbrouck House has just re-opened as a boutique hotel, restaurant and event venue under the creative direction of new owner Akiva Reich & Co.

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September Open House Schedule

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Three open houses will be held at Hudson Woods in September. Come by to enjoy the last few weeks summer this year in the mountains. Get to know the area, chat with Drew about all things Hudson Woods and explore the model house. Bring the whole family and pets are always welcome! We hope to see you there.

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Industry Pricing on Outdoor Furniture From Ernest NY

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We are excited to announce that Ernest N.Y. and Royal Botania are extending industry pricing reserved for Architects and Interior Designers to Hudson Woods buyers. Ernest NY is a design Collective created by d`apostrophe.net with three partners; Royal Botania, Renson and Delta L ight f eaturing t he l atest architectural and design products from Belgium & Europe. Their new space showcases indoor & outdoor furnishings, lighting, healthy living solutions, & more.

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2 August Open Houses at Hudson Woods

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Two more open houses will be held at Hudson Woods in August. Come by to escape the summer heat in the mountains and get to know the area, chat with Drew about all things Hudson Woods and explore the model house. Bring the whole family and pets are always welcome! We hope to see you there.

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Rental Value of a Hudson Woods Home

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Many people have asked about renting a home at Hudson Woods. While at the moment there are no properties available for rent, we anticipate that in time, many Hudson Woods homes will be rented, including the model house. To test how this might work, we posted the model house on Airbnb. We quickly received a flood of booking inquiries, and compiled statistics reflecting this activity over a one week period.

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Hudson Woods on Cover of Elle Decor Indonesia

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Hudson Woods was recently on the cover of Elle Decoration Magazine in Indonesia. Titled “Into the Woods,” the article looks at the balance between nature and architecture and the desire to escape busy city life for some peace of mind in the mountains.

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Photo Recap of the Summer Event

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We had a great time this past weekend at the Hudson Woods Summer Gathering. Thank you to everyone who joined us and thank you to the makers and designers who took the time to speak about their work. Folks who joined us included Barn & Field, Black Creek Mercantile, Materia Design, Samuel Moyer Furniture, Silk & Willow, Traditions Linens and Wickham Solid Wood Studio. Here is a photo recap of the day’s events.

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Reminder: Open House This Sunday

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Stop by the Hudson Woods open house this Sunday. Meet Architect, Drew Lang, get to know the area, chat with Drew about all things Hudson Woods and explore the model house. Bring the whole family and pets are always welcome! We hope to see you there.

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Open House This Sunday With Drew Lang

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A Hudson Woods open house will be hosted this Sunday by Architect, Drew Lang. Come by to get to know the area, chat with Drew about all things Hudson Woods and explore the model house. Bring the whole family and pets are always welcome! We hope to see you there.

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Team Member Profile: Ty Cole Photography

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Ty Cole is an Alabama born, New York based photographer with whom we have had the great pleasure of working on many projects.. He is one of the photographers behind Hudson Woods and recently released a book on Brutalist photography in London. He specializes in documenting the built environment but takes great pride in his environmental portraits, personal projects and landscape imagery.

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Open House This Sunday With Drew Lang

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A friendly reminder that we are holding an open house this Sunday hosted by Architect, Drew Lang. With summer kicking into full gear, it is always refreshing to get away for a bit of that fresh mountain air. Come by to get to know the area, chat with Drew about all things Hudson Woods and explore the model house. Bring the whole family and pets are always welcome! We hope to see you there.

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Two Lots Now Available at $595,000 with 2 Bedroom House

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A two bedroom house is now available to purchase at Hudson Woods on Lot 02 and Lot 18. The two bedroom house is 1,000 square feet with 370 square feet of covered porch. The home also features two bathrooms, a wood burning stove, full kitchen, cedar siding, decking and soffits and high-efficiency forced air heating and air conditioning. The home is available with the full selection of Hudson Woods upgrades.

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Mingle With Local Makers at Hudson Woods

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A group of our favorite Hudson Valley furniture, lighting, and home goods makers will be joining us at the model house on the afternoon of July 23rd to mingle, enjoy local fare, & show work in an informal setting. For Hudson Woods buyers & Hudson Valley weekenders, this will be a great opportunity to meet the extraordinary talent in your neighborhood. Stop by betwee 1:00 - 5:00 PM, we hope to see you there.

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Open House June 5th + Best Views of the Hudson Valley

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If you are planning a post memorial day weekend escape this Summer, the historic Catskill Mountain House site, is a great destination. Located near the North-South Lake campground in the Catskill Forest Preserve it is less than 40 miles north of Hudson Woods, just past the scenic Ashokan Reservoir. The escarpment on which the lakes are located is at 2,250 feet above the valley floor, providing a view of five states in clear weather. Located a short hike from the North-South campground is the site of the Catskills Mountain House, a former hotel opened in 1842.

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From Hudson Woods Comes Brick & Wonder

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Lang Architecture, the team behind Hudson Woods, has launched a real estate platform called Brick & Wonder that showcases a curated selection of extraordinary homes for sale worldwide. Brick & Wonder evolves directly from our experience with Hudson Woods, where our team leads the entire process of creating a home, from conceptualization to design, through construction, to marketing and sales. Learn more about our mission and property selection process here: www.brickandwonder.com/about

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​Smorgasburg Comes Upstate

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Smorgasburg announced recently that it will be bringing their New York City based market to the Hudson Valley in the Summer of 2016. The market is slated to open on August 6th at the Hutton Brickyard at Kingston Point Beach.

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From the Source: Dzierlenga F+U

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Dzierlenga F+U is a woodworking and design studio in the Hudson Valley operated by our friend Casey Dzierlenga. You might recall our first story about Casey and how the Hudson Valley inspires her work. Since then, we have completed the model house and installed a couple of her designs as part of the furnishings. Casey has also released a number of new pieces, including items that have been licensed by our friends at West Elm and Kaufmann Mercantile.

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Open House This Sunday - April 10th

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We are holding our first Spring open house at Hudson Woods this Sunday, April 10th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Tour the model home, meet the architect Drew Lang, explore progress on-site, and take a look at the remaining available lots as we prepare them for construction.

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From the Source: Carl Hansen & Søn

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Carl Hansen & Søn is a partner we carefully selected to help furnish the Hudson Woods model house. With years of heritage and tradition their, Carl Hansen is known for manufacturing several iconic items many designed by Hans Wagner, including the Wishbone dining chair, Elbow dining chair and Shell lounge chair. You can catch up on a bit of the Carl Hansen legacy in one of our first journal posts.

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8 Lots Remain at Hudson Woods

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After a busy winter season, there are only 8 lots still available at Hudson Woods. Eighteen of the lots have been sold (approximately 70% of the lots). Many people inquired this winter about recommencement of our open houses. We are pleased to announce our first open house this Spring will take place on Sunday April 10th from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Architect, Drew Lang, will be hosting visitors at the model house and answering questions about getting started on a Hudson Woods home. We hope you can make it.

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Hudson Woods in Monocle Magazine Radio Podcast

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Monocle Magazine has an extensive radio platform, M24. Their programs range from politics to the arts and include “Section D” which is focused on all things design. Recently, a reporter from Section D visited Hudson Woods to speak with Drew Lang about Hudson Woods. The episode aired yesterday.

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$500 Gift Certificate to Baked for Hudson Woods Buyers

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BAKED and Hudson Woods have teamed up to offer a $500 gift certificate to buyers who purchase a Hudson Woods home in the winter of 2016 prior to March 31st. BAKED is a take on the “Great American Bakery” that has become a New York institution, opened by two guys pursuing a passion and a dream.

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Designer Spotlight: Laura Angelini

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Laura Angelini is an interior designer and friend of ours who relocated full-time to the Hudson Valley 10 years ago. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of the local landscape, “I really love working with the Hudson Valley’s many gifted artisans, and incorporating natural materials into each project,” Laura said. Laura’s work over the last 25 years has included projects with leading NYC architects including Gensler & John Saladino.

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Open House This Sunday With Drew Lang

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A friendly reminder that we are holding an open house this Sunday hosted by Architect, Drew Lang. Small batch local hot chocolate will be served by our friends from Fruition Chocolate along with homemade marshmallows. We will also have Glogg, a spiced red wine of Nordic Origin and wine from our friends at Kingston Wine Co.

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Building a Sense of Identity at Hudson Woods

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Studio Sanderson is a boutique brand and marketing agency in New York City. The multi-disciplinary team has worked alongside Hudson Woods since 2013 helping us to identify the right communication approach, media channels and create a compelling brand and visual identity around the place and experience.

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Winter Open House with Drew Lang

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Join us on Sunday, January 31st for a winter open house at Hudson Woods, hosted by Architect, Drew Lang. Get to know the area and chat with Drew about all things Hudson Woods. Explore the model house, warm up and hang out by our wood burning stove with a hot chocolate in hand. We will also roast marshmallows so bring the whole family and pets are always welcome! We look forward to having a good, cozy time. We hope to see you there.

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From the Source: Allegheny Mountain Hardwood

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White Oak is an important material at Hudson Wood. It is one of the central focal points and design elements at every home. It covers the floors, some of the ceilings, cabinets and even some walls. This white oak is special. Starting from where the tree is grown, to how the log is cut, to the uniqueness and story of each board that makes this wood such an exceptional product.

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15 Top Instagrams from 2015

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We have had a busy year at Hudson Woods. To wind down the year we thought it would be fun to look back through some of our most popular posts on Instagram for a bit of inspiration going into 2016. Here is a look at the 15 most popular posts by number of likes.

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Winter Offer: Wood Stove With a Hudson Woods Purchase

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To celebrate the new year, we are offering the Wood Burning stove as a free upgrade for any home that is purchased in January. Originally a $10,000 upgrade option, we will include the stove as part of the purchase package.

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10 More “Upstate” Made Gifts From Our Collection for Whisper

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Enjoy this second installment of goods from our Upstate maker friends and partners. Another great way to “shop local” if not in person, then in spirit.

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10 Gift Ideas From our “Upstate” Installation at Whisper

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While our “Upstate” inspired installation at Whisper may be history, we have reassembled our favorites here. All of the items are created by our maker neighbors and partners in the Hudson Valley/Catskill zone. We chose them not only because of their originality and quality, but also because they look great. Thanks again to Emma Tuccillo of @AndNorth and @kateorne for their contributions to the curation.

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Designer Spotlight: Sheena Murphy

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Sheena Murphy is a Brooklyn based designer and Principal at design studio sheep + stone. We have the pleasure of knowing Sheena from her involvement in the Hudson Valley where she finds inspiration and incorporates work from a number of local maker and artisan partners. Sheena describes her style as modern, eclectic, layered, mostly neutral and often masculine with a focus on materials, process + environment.

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New Lots Released at Hudson Woods

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The fall months have been gorgeous and pleasant in the Hudson Valley. As the Autumn rolls along, we are excited to announce that we are moving into Phase 4 of construction at Hudson Woods. There are now 16 homes sold and only 10 lots are left available for purchase.

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From the Source: Workstead

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This Fall, our friends at Workstead, finished their fist full hotel project now open in the Hudson Valley. Workstead is a design studio, founded in 2009 by Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, located in Brooklyn New York and the Hudson Valley, where they focus on architectural and interior design, lighting, furniture, and exhibitions. We have looked at the Workstead in a past post but recently they completed a charming 27-room hotel in Hudson, NY called the Rivertown Lodge.

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From the Source: Wickham Solid Wood

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The reverence for wood and craftsmanship at Wickham Solid Wood Studio is elevated to near spiritual levels. This is only appropriate as it comes from centuries of ingrained tradition studied by Jessica Wickham in Japan for over 5 years. “In Japan there is an immense reverence for wood, unlike anything in the United States. It goes back to Buddhism and spiritual beliefs.”

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From the Source: Michael Robbins

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This week we wanted to share a beautiful video from our friend and one of our maker partners, Michael Robbins. As you may know, we have two of Michael’s pieces at Hudson Woods; the Big Bend Chair and Wickson Chair. You can also find the Wickson Chair at the “UPSTATE” installation at Whisper in New York City which we helped to curate. Since we last covered Michael’s work, he has been busy crafting a number of new creations. Here is a photo review of a few of his new pieces.

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Final Open House of the Season

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Stop by our final open house of the season this Sunday, November 1st, from 11:00a - 1:00p. The leaves are at peak foliage and it’s one of our favorite times of year to visit the must see spots of the Hudson Valley before the frost arrives.

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From the Source: Materia Designs

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When we last wrote about Materia Designs a little over a year ago, Hudson Woods was preparing to officially launch, and Materia had just shown their collection during New York Design week for the first time. Since then, Materia has moved to a new location just down the road from Hudson Woods in Accord, NY, as well as debuted a new collection of furniture and lighting focusing on elemental materials such as marble, parchment, porcelain, un-lacquered brass and leather.

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Field+Supply: Photo Review

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A big thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us at Field + Supply last weekend. It was a spectacular success with twice the number exhibitors as last year, plus workshops and Tesla Test Drives! It is wonderful to see the creative community continue to grow and thrive in the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. As we did last year, we have collected a number of photos instagrammed during the 2 days of the event to share with you.

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Join us at Field + Supply

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Join us for the 2nd installation of the Field+Supply next year. Expanding on last year’s inaugural weekend, Field + Supply has grown and added a number of wonderful new exhibitors expanding beyond their space last year. This year it will again be held at the black barn with additional surrounding space alongside new workshops and events including; leather working, indigo dying, Autumn table arrangements and arrow making for kids and adults.

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14 Homes Sold at Hudson Woods

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With beautiful fall months approaching in the Catskills, construction at Hudson Woods continues to progress. Thirteen lots have been sold and a contract is out for Lot 1, there are only 6 lots left in “phase three” of the project. We anticipate that five of the homes sold will be move-in ready this fall including lots 11, 14, 16, 19 and 22. Additional lots are in various stages of construction and are slated to be completed any time between winter and spring of early 2016.

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Hudson Woods & Whisper Bring Upstate to NYC

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Hudson Woods has teamed up with the Whisper to create a furniture, design and retail installation that we’re calling “UPSTATE”. We have selected works from a number of our furniture maker partners and — along with notable guest curators — have scoured the Hudson Valley for beautifully designed home accessories and objects crafted by Upstate makers, artisans and manufacturers.

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The New York Times Touts Cabins as New American Dream

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Striking a chord with Hudson Woods is an article this week in “T: The New York Times Style Magazine” touting cabins as the new American dream . We have long admired the purity of cabins. Simple and elegant in form, cabins coolly evolve to modern reinventions of a classic design. Now more than ever, people seek simplicity and a slower pace of life, with balance between urban life and a rural refuge with meaningful connections to nature, family and friends.

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From The Source: Hundred Mile

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From a personal showroom tucked above an antique shop in downtown Rhinebeck to a storefront showcasing more than 45 of the biggest names in design, Hundred Mile has quickly expanded and continues to grow in its Hudson Valley home.

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September Open House Schedule

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This month we will be holding an open house every Sunday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Take a tour of the model home, explore the surrounding area and meet with the Architect, Drew Lang who hosts the open house. We hope to see you there!

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From the Source: Fern Handcrafted

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Fern Handcrafted was one of our first journal entries when we launched the Hudson Woods blog. It has been over a year since and many exciting things have transpired. We wanted to share some new items in the Fern shop as well as highlight specific items we selected to furnish the Hudson Woods model house.

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From the Source: Applestone Meat Co.

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Two weeks ago at our Tesla event we invited celebrated local butcher Joshua Applestone to grill his insanely delicious hot dogs and sausages. Not a link was left by the end of the party, and we learned a great deal about the newly minted Applestone Meat Co., a butcher shop with a digital brain whose entrepreneurial ethos would impress even Tesla’s Elon Musk, and whose business plan echoes that of Seamless, Uber or Fresh Direct.

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Aerial Views of Hudson Woods

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See what lies just beyond the tree line of Hudson Woods in this aerial video. Dense woods, short and long range mountain views abound with new angles from which to view the model house and construction progress. The video provides context for our location amidst the Catskill Mountains in the heart of the Hudson Valley.

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Considered Design Awards

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Hudson Woods has been selected as a finalist for Remodelista’s 2015 Considered Design Awards. Our great room has made a list of 5 finalists in the Professional Living/Dining category. Guest judge Estee Stanley, says of Hudson Woods, “This design is perfection to me. Everything about it—every piece of furniture goes so well with the space; it’s so soothing and warm. Well designed and tasteful.”

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Open House & Tesla Event

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In the coming weeks we will be holding several open houses at Hudson Woods, hosted by Architect, Drew Lang. Stop by to chat with Drew about Hudson Woods, explore the area, experience the architecture and browse locally made furnishings. It’s always a pleasant summer escape to the serene surroundings of the Hudson Valley woods.

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Tesla at Hudson Woods

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Join us for a friends and family event at the Hudson Woods model house featuring test drives of the Tesla Model S and much more on Saturday, July 18th. The event will include food and beverages from local purveyors along with maker workshops featuring our local partners.

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5 Picnic Recipes for the Summer

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The first day of summer is upon us. This means a lot of time with friends and family outdoors. Among our favorite activities is holding weekend picnics in one of the many scenic Hudson Valley locations. From Storm King Art Center to Minnewaska State Park, the possibilities are endless. We asked our friends at Huckle & Goose to offer 5 seasonal recipes fitting for a picnic.

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Hudson Valley Trail Guide

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The Hudson Valley is chock-full of breathtaking and serene outdoor experiences. From miles of sandstone and granite cliffs to cattail-lined riverbanks onto lush forests and swimming holes, the lure of the mountains is hard to resist. Within only 15 miles of Hudson Woods, there is an abundance of scenic adventures. We have compiled a few of our favorite and family friendly spots within a quick jaunt of Hudson Woods.

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From the Source: Fruition Chocolate

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12 scenic miles from Hudson Woods, across the Ashokan Reservoir, is a local chocolatier Fruition Chocolate. Fruition is a small-batch bean to bar workshop in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. They meticulously craft chocolate, slowly roasting and stone grinding select cocoa beans to create extraordinary flavors.

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See Hudson Woods and Explore the Hudson Valley

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We are hosting an open house at Hudson Woods this Sunday, May 31st, and every Sunday through June from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. See the model house, peruse furnishings by local makers, and chat with the Lead Architect. While in the area, explore some of the rich Hudson Valley offerings. Here are 6 of our recommendations.

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Pool House at Hudson Woods

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The Hudson Woods pool house pavilion is a modernist structure positioned alongside the Hudson Woods pool. Designed for year round use, the pool house includes a sauna, bathroom/changing room, kitchenette, outdoor shower and expansive outdoor storage.

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Pool Opening at Hudson Woods

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The pool at Hudson Woods is extraordinary, like no other pool we have designed or seen ourselves, and as the pool is opened up once again this season, inspiration and fantasy abounds. Gazing at the pool from within the house and vantage points outside, or being in the pool, floating above the landscape surrounded by forest and sky all makes for magical, serene and transportive experience.

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Hudson Woods Tops Upstate Listings on Brownstoner

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We are very pleased to tout this week the fact that Hudson Woods has been the number one trending listing on Brownstoner Upstate’s real estate section. It’s a testament to a resurgent interest that city dwellers have in experiencing rural life and to the newfound awareness of the myriad upstate towns and their particular personalities. Since early 2014, there has been an unprecedented burst of home sales activity that in the Hudson Valley, and particularly in our own Ulster county. On numerous blogs and in conversations with local realtors and interior designers, the consensus is that 2015 may be bigger than ever.

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Hudson Valley Seed Library: Local Seeds, Local History

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Did you ever think of seeds the way you think about books? About 10 years ago, Ken Greene, made such a metaphorical leap, and started the country’s first seed lending sytem out of the Gardiner library, a stone’s throw from Hudson Woods. Then a masters student and part timer there, he saw “a lot of similarities between seeds and books. Seeds are stories that we’re passing on, they’re not just a commodity.

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From the Source: Hearne Hardwoods

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In past posts we’ve discussed many of the places where we source construction and finishing materials, from White Oak used throughout the homes to sand cast bronze details on doors. This week, our friend and local woodworker, Sam Moyer, turned our attention to Hearne Hardwoods after visiting their facilities on a sourcing trip. Sam has gotten to know the family run operation quite intimately over the years, sourcing much of the wood he uses from Hearne.

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Win a Weekend Stay at Hudson Woods

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We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with a few of our friends; Food & Wine Magazine, Kaufmann Mercantile, Headlines & Heroes and Spoiled NYC, to make the model home at Hudson Woods available for a weekend stay this summer or fall.

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92Y Hosts “The Lure of the Catskills: Then & Now”

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Bungalow colonies, Borsht Belt resorts and our country’s comedic legacy meet NY’s most exciting new culinary destination and burgeoning second home market, at the 92Y’s upcoming program, “The Lure of the Catskills: Then and Now.”

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Escape Brooklyn Gives Us 5 Favorite Hotels Upstate

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This week we are fortunate to have the peripatetic duo Erin and Denny of the addictive blog (and Instagram feed) Escape Brooklyn write about some of the most notable hotels and inns in our neck of the Hudson Valley.

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Two Spring Recipes From Ravenwood

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With Spring officially a day away we are excited for the return of warm weather at Hudson Woods. To celebrate we wanted to follow up on our winter recipe post from January by bringing you two Spring recipes based on local ingredients. We reached out to one of our local culinary friends, Ravenwood, located a stone skip away from Hudson Woods in Olivebridge, NY.

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Using Nest at Hudson Woods

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As Spring approaches and temperatures begin to rise, we would like to convey some details about our energy use at Hudson Woods. With the Nest learning thermostat, we are able to track how we utilize energy through monthly reports and notifications. Nest learning thermostats learn temperature preferences in each zone of the house.

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A Look Into the Life of a Maker

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This week we wanted to share a beautiful video of a friend and one of our maker partners, Samuel Moyer. In this video Sam provides cerebral insights into the life of a craftsman, his design process and where he draws inspiration.

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Farm to tap, Arrowood brews from the ground up

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After commissioning a delightful brown ale from Arrowood Farms Brewery for our October gathering, we decided to look a little closer at this exciting operation unfolding just a stone’s throw from Hudson Woods.

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Hudson Woods Online Furnishings Sourcebook

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Some of you may have recently seen our printed “maker booklet,” particularly if you attended Field + Supply this past fall. Expanding on our website Maker section, we highlighted the many makers with whom we enjoyed working to furnish the model home. We wanted to make this information digitally available for access any time online to serve as design inspiration.

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Seven new properties released at Hudson Woods

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We are excited to announce the release of seven new land parcels comprising over (30) acres in Hudson Woods. Now in “phase three,” the project is advancing at a very fast pace. Ten homes have been sold and construction is active this winter.

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Discover The Hidden Gem of Hudson Valley Skiing

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When we think Hudson Valley skiing, we conjure the familiar Catskill hills close by— Belleayre, Windham and Hunter Mountain. But just adjacent Hunter in Tannersville, is a less well known but quite spectacular cross country ski park called Mountain Trails XC Ski Center. Set among 300 heavily wooded acres traversed by former logging trails, the facility has been lovingly preserved, maintained and improved by the Hyer family since they purchased the property in 1978.

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A Guide to Renting in the Hudson Valley

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Since we launched this past summer many people have inquired about renting at Hudson Woods but since we aren’t currently renting out the model house, we wanted to provide some insights about the rental market in our area both for homeowners and those looking for short term getaways.

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Custom Built Kitchen Island

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Two integral elements of the Hudson Woods interior design are the custom built kitchen pantry and kitchen island. Designed by the Lang Architecture team and built by a local maker, the pieces work together to harmonize the great room.

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Hudson Woods Screen Porch

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In recent weeks we’ve been highlighting many of the Hudson Woods upgrade options and how each upgrade creates opportunities to connect with nature, family and community. From the guest house, treehouse and kid’s playhouse to the vegetable garden, tree grove and greenhouse, there are many ways to experience the outdoors and connect with people.

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From the Source: Kingston Wine Co.

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A staple of the local community for several years, Kingston Wine Co. embodies the spirit of life in the Hudson Valley. We always enjoy sampling their creations during Hudson Woods events, you may have caught them at our Summer Launch Party and then again at our Autumn Gathering.

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Hudson Woods Kid’s Play House

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A couple of weeks ago, we took a look at the tree house upgrade, one of the Hudson Woods upgrades that captures the spirit of childhood and nostalgia. Another item available at Hudson Woods that aims to better connect children to nature and the outdoors and ignite their imagination is our playhouse design.

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Hudson Woods Guest House

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With the holidays around the corner and family visiting, we know that extra space at home is a premium advantage this time of year. With this in mind, we wanted to review the guest house upgrade available at Hudson Woods.

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Hudson Woods Tree House

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One of our upgrade options at Hudson Woods that best captures the imagination of both kids and those who are kids at heart, is the treehouse. Designed with a touch of nostalgic sensibility, the tree house creates an active zone that empowers kids to explore the outdoors and spend time in nature.

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Custom Built Kitchen Pantry

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One of the pieces that best embodies the collaborative spirit of Hudson Woods is our custom built kitchen pantry. Conceived and designed by the Lang Architecture team, the construction, material sourcing and craftsmanship was done in conjunction with one of our maker partners, Sam Moyer.

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WORK:SHOP Holiday Pop­-Up in Beacon

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Make sure to mark your calendars for this year’s second annual WORK:SHOP Holiday Pop-­up Sale hosted by our friends from Wickham Solid Wood Studio in Beacon, NY. On Saturday December 6th the shop will be open 10AM­ - 5PM and Sunday December 7th from 11AM - ­4PM.

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From the Source: Heath Ceramics

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Located in Sausalito, California, Heath Ceramics has been making objects for the home since 1959. Knowing the rich tradition and heritage behind their work, we reached out to outfit the Hudson Woods kitchens with a selection of their tiles.

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From the Source: Allied Maker

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You may remember in previous posts we’ve discussed lighting in the model house by Workstead & Materia Designs. This week, we’d like to take a look at lighting fixtures from another New York based studio in Allied Maker.

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Time Lapse Video of Hudson Woods

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We’re excited to share with you a time lapse showing the construction process of the model home. Construction started in October of 2013 and took us through last year’s harsh winter days. This video captures 9 months from ground breaking to our summer launch party.

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Local Coffee Roasters We Love: Irving Farm

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We have long been admirers of the brilliant Irving Farm Coffee shops, not least because they are a unique presence in the Hudson Valley, maintaining a roasting barn, a café and a quarter of their staff in “sleepy” Millerton, New York, 30 miles due east (well, by crow) and across the river from the Hudson Woods site. We spoke with John Summerour—who has the unusual title of “dream catcher” at the company— about what makes Irving Farm so different from the bright constellation of high end, specialty coffee operations.

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Autumn Gathering at Hudson Woods

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As many of you know, we hosted an Autumn gathering this past weekend at Hudson Woods with some of our friends from the Hudson Valley. We wanted to share a video from the event and some recipes for you to make at home. Enjoy! 

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Field + Supply Part 2: A Photo Review

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It is safe to say that we had a blast this past weekend at the first Field + Supply Maker Fair in High Falls, NY. The exhibiting makers and designers had stunning displays of work.

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Field + Supply Maker Fair

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This weekend we’re excited to be exhibiting alongside an exceptional selection of local makers, craftspeople and artisans at the first annual Field + Supply maker fair. The vision of Brad Ford, a high-end interior designer and the man behind designtherapy, Field + Supply aims to modernize and elevate the traditional arts and crafts fair with a local focus.

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Outdoor Living At Hudson Woods

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We’re certainly looking forward to getting cozy by the wood burning stove this winter at Hudson Woods but until then, we’re still enjoying the sunny days poolside at the model home. For that reason we wanted to highlight our outdoor pieces before bringing them indoors for the season.

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Fashion Meets Architecture At Hudson Woods

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As some of you may know, we had the pleasure of hosting Chronogram recently for their annual fall fashion photo shoot. One of our first forays into fashion, it was a great opportunity to welcome fashion from local designers to Hudson Woods, including items by de Marchin in Hudson, Living Eden in Red Hook, Gwenno James in Beacon, and hats from Katie Burley, also in Beacon.

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From the Source: Deborah Ehrlich

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When we came across Deborah Ehrlich’s Crystal Jelly Jar lights we knew that they’d be a great fit for the model home. Designed and made for Deborah’s own home in the Hudson Valley, she only thought to bring them to the public after some requests.

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From the Source: Michael Robbins Furniture

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Having studied photography at art school, it’s easy to see how Michael Robbins’ eye for the creative translates into woodworking & furniture making. Every element of Michael’s work has a simple but meticulously crafted sensibility down to his website design and video about his workshop. The video even earned a Vimeo staff pick.

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Repurposing Found Bluestone

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As construction at Hudson Woods progresses, with foundations being poured at lots 14 & 19, we would like to convey some compelling facts about our site work. Our land use strategy includes utilizing raw materials from the property to create finished products. Gravel used to construct roads and driveways at Hudson Woods is being made from stone on the property. The stone is mined as a byproduct of excavation work already taking place for our house foundations and storm water retention ponds.

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Test Drive in the Hudson Valley

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As many of you may have noticed at our launch party, we have recently been quite keen on BMW’s i3, their first fully dedicated electric vehicle. We have been seeking a smart transportation solution to use between the city and Hudson Woods and around the Hudson Valley.

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From the Source: Sun Valley Bronze

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Last week we looked at detail elements of Hudson Woods homes with windows and doors provided by Premier Custom Millwork. This week we’re focusing on another detail - the door hardware used throughout Hudson Woods homes. Every door handle is made of sand cast solid bronze using traditional artisan techniques. All hardware is made to order and assembled by hand in the foundry and studio at Sun Valley Bronze, a family owned and operated business of over 21 years.

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From the Source: Premier Custom Millwork

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This week we’d like to explore some of the detail elements of the model home at Hudson Woods made possible by our friends at Premier Custom Millwork. From window and stair trimmings to interior and exterior doors, Jesse Schmitt and his crew helped make it possible.

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Locally Delicious: Launch Party Fare

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Many of you who attended the launch party have asked us about who was responsible for the brilliant barbecue, the refreshing summer beers, and the decadent pies and ice cream. We are happy to share the sources with you, especially since they are all Hudson Valley enterprises and part of the local fabric.

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Architectural Digest Features Hudson Woods

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A great article about Hudson Woods yesterday from Architectural Digest with insights about the project. Keep reading to view the article.

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Hudson Woods Open House

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As many of you may know, this past Saturday we hosted our launch party at Hudson Woods. We were highly excited by the turn out and wanted to send a big thank you to everyone who came out for the event. It was a great pleasure getting the Hudson Woods community together and we hope to do it again.

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From The Source: Dzierlenga F+U

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With one quick look at Casey Dzierlenga’s website, it’s easy to see a fun loving approach to her work and strong connection to the Hudson Valley. Scrolling through the website you’ll encounter some of the friendly beasts Casey and husband Sam Moyer have met while adventuring through the Hudson; including a barn vulture and Hoss the Horse.

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Hudson Woods Launch Party

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We’re excited to be hosting the official launch party for Hudson Woods this weekend, Saturday July 19th from 2:00pm – 6:00pm at the model home. Join us and enjoy local fare, beers, cider and music. Check out the invite below for more information or click here: http://bit.ly/UFPYpj Hope to see you there!

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Heirloom Rugs from Cloak

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If you’ve been following our journal posts, you may have picked up on our appetite for heirloom design particularly from the Scandinavian-Swiss regions. We find kinship in the simplicity, precision and functionality of both vintage and contemporary design that emerges from these lands.

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A Bit Of NYC 100 Miles North

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Tucked above a sprawling antiques store in “downtown” Rhinebeck is Hundred Mile, a compact set of rooms filled with some very big names in design. Owners Kristina Albaugh and Josh Ingmire view it as their personal showroom where they display furniture, lighting, and accessories from dozens of designers one would usually only find in major metropolitan areas.

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From The Source: Materia Designs

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If you’re looking for a quaint weekend getaway with some local design & craft flavor then look no further than Kerhonkson in the Hudson Valley. You may have read our previous articles about Scandinavian Grace, the Ashokan Reservoir and Saunderskill, but make sure to add Materia Designs to complete a perfect design-centric trip.

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From the Source: Kaufmann Mercantile

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When looking for the perfect finishing touches to outfit the Hudson Woods model home, we were quickly drawn to Kaufmann Mercantile. Recommended by our friends from Samuel Moyer Furniture, Kaufmann sources a fantastic array of daily wares that are must haves in any home. They carefully curate their selections to fit a stringent set of guidelines which we value highly here at Hudson Woods.

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Things We Like: Scandinavian Grace

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Perhaps you’ve just toured the Ashokan Reservoir and are contemplating its monumental and serene beauty while driving down the rather rural Route 28, and another oasis of sorts appears in a sturdy 1940’s era mechanic’s garage.

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From the Source: Saunderskill Farm

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Only 12 miles from the Hudson Woods property, Saunderskill Farms is, according to many documents the second oldest farm operating in the country. Still in the hands of the original family, the Schoonmakers, the farm dates back to over 300 years when Peter Stuyvesant himself granted 300 acres of land to Lieutenant Hendrik J Schoonmaker as a payment for military service.

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From the Source: Modernlink

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At Hudson Woods, we feel a certain kinship with Scandinavian design standards and values. The ideals always rely on user experience, craftsmanship, longevity and simple living.

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From the Source: Walker Zanger

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After more than 60 years of fine tuning the art of tile-making, Walker Zanger masterfully mixes and marries materials, patterns, and colors with a modern sophistication that transcends style by relying on traditional craftsmanship techniques. 

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From the Source: Workstead

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At times it seems like Workstead does a little bit of everything. From industrial design, to interior design to Architecture and installations, over the past 5 years they have developed a prolific portfolio of beautiful work.

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Cooking Like a Pro With SMEG

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Last week we looked at a design institution in USM Modular Furniture. This week we look at another design institution. SMEG‘s history begins way back in the 17th century starting with a family of blacksmiths who branched out into kitchen building.

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Classic Design is Always Relevant and Trendy

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Last week we introduced you to Jessica Wickham and her influence from Japanese craftsmanship tradition. This week, we’d like to turn your attention to another culture rich in design tradition focused on flexibility, durability and cleanliness.

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From the Source: Wickham Solid Wood Studio

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Jessica Wickham’s work is inspired by centuries of Japanese woodworking tradition. She spent 5 years living in Japan, studying hand tool techniques and meeting local makers.

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Empowering Sustainable Living

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It is exciting to hear this week from Treehugger.com that electric car sales are growing by more than 100% year-over-year. Electric cars have zero tailpipe emissions, they help tremendously to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and they cut our addiction to oil, improving national energy security.

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From The Source: Sawkille Co.

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Sawkille is all about community, it is the very inspiration to their craft. Located in Rhinebeck, NY they take inspiration from all the amenities that the Hudson Valley has to offer. They even turn their studio into a community gallery to host a variety of artist receptions.

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Making Fire with Authenticity and Innovation

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Authentic and sincere design often stems from tradition, heritage and craftsmanship. After perfecting these elements for over 30 years, Niels Wittus and his company – Wittus Fire By Design – have been able to integrate a timeless quality with evolving technologies to make beautiful yet environmentally sustainable burning stoves.

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From the Source: Samuel Moyer Furniture

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At Samuel Moyer Furniture, a vital element of the design process is to develop a unique relationship with each built item. When Hudson Woods and Sam came together there was an immediate kinship, sharing an affinity for natural living.

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From The Source: Carl Hansen & Søn

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As a partner, Carl Hansen and Søn have the same founding tenets as Hudson Woods. Their products are designed intelligently, and executed with skill and precision. The wood is from sustainably managed forests and is treated in a way that is as gentle as possible for the environment. Sustainability is as key for them as it is for us.

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Things We Like

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We always keep up with Kinfolk, in part because they pair their lovely subject matter with equally lovely photographers. In this piece, a Brooklyn based “maker” Ariele Alasko handcrafts wooden sculpture that happens to be “useful” to whomever becomes its owner

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From The Source: Furniture From Fern

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Fern handcrafted furniture is the first in a series featuring our carefully selected furniture partner/vendors who share our values of quality, design, and craft and who source natural, local materials.

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Team Member Profile: Satya Scanlon

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“For Romosa Excavation, a family owned business, it’s really a pleasure to be able to work with a group like Lang Architecture that is concerned about the environment and wants to put the extra mile into sustainability. “

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Things We Like

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We love Miss Moss’s recent find, Saana ja Olli. Their textiles are striking and the imagery showcasing them below has just what we love: relaxation in nature. These patterns were made by a couple who own their own textile design company based out of Turku, Finland. Their products are sourced locally and manufactured. You can find their lovely products here.

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Model House Construction

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Construction of the first house at Hudson Woods is underway. When completed in April, prospective buyers will be invited to view the model home.

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Introducing Hudson Woods

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Lang Architecture is proud to introduce Hudson Woods, a unique collection of new dwellings in the heart of the Hudson Valley.

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From The Source: White Oak From The Hickman Family

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When we use the phrase “from the source” as a motto for Hudson Woods, we are referring in part to the consideration that has gone into selecting our materials, vendors, and methods.

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RT @lang_arch: Hudson Woods honorable mention in Fast Co's Innovation Design Awards under spaces, places & cities category https://t.co/5G6…

11:13 AM, September 15th, 2017

This week in our journal: Open House + What to do and see at the Mohonk Preserve hudsonwoods.com/blog/mohonk-pr… pic.twitter.com/TefWChcr1e

12:47 PM, September 14th, 2017

RT @lang_arch: Hudson Woods recently featured in the print edition of @avidlyhome you can read the article on page 78 here: https://t.co/Io…

12:50 PM, July 13th, 2017

udson Woods headlines @Dezeen's List: 10 holiday homes that celebrate the American landscape bit.ly/2sG69J5 pic.twitter.com/tiLuKWwZPb

10:44 AM, July 5th, 2017

RT @nytrealestate: Developers in the Hudson Valley are wooing wealthier second-home buyers with an artisanal aesthetic https://t.co/6HsARbc…

3:58 PM, June 20th, 2017

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