Hudson Woods - Where Design Meets Nature – Fashion Meets Architecture At Hudson Woods


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.

“I wanted to photograph the Chronogram magazine spread at Hudson Woods because I had read about it in the local press touting environmentally friendly building practices featuring local artisans work,” remarked photographer Kelly Merchant. We’re excited to continue highlighting local artisans and hope that Hudson Woods can serve as a unique point of inspiration for the creative community across disciplines, from architecture to furniture to fashion to photography.

Brian Mahoney, Editorial Director at the Chronogram added, “One of the reasons we chose the site was it’s modernist-meets-rustic appeal, incorporating a high design concept into a rural setting using natural materials. For Chronogram readers, this informs life in the Hudson Valley, where we have access to world-class culture in all forms while being surrounded by some of the most beautiful terrain in the world.”

Below, two of our local maker partners are featured in Kelly’s photos. On the left, a bench made from found wood by Samuel Moyer and on the right, a credenza in the downstairs den, made by Fern Handcrafted.

Pictured below, the kid’s room beds, designed in-house at Lang Architecture and built by Hudson Woods construction manager, Jackson Hahne. 

Kelly also enjoyed the environmental efforts taken at Hudson Woods. “The home is proof that you can be environmentally conscious without sacrificing quality. The attention to detail was thoughtful throughout from conception to design and decor.”

A few behind the scenes photos below we captured during the shoot.