Hudson Woods Guest House & Workshop
This Catskills guest house accompanies a family home designed earlier this year. The ranch-style, two-bedroom dwelling continues the concept, where elements of American craftsmanship, Scandinavian mid-century aesthetic, and a Japanese sensibility are explored and composed together. Set on a hill, between woods and meadows, it evokes the setting and draws on the Japanese and American heritage of the clients. The intent was for the guests to experience being close to nature outside as well as inside. The palette is edited down; its textural richness comes from the woods, metals, and textiles. The linear kitchen transitions into a low, built-in tea seating area. Just past the noren, a small wooden vestibule opens up and leads to the sauna. Two bedrooms symmetrically flank the central placed living area and echo each other with white oak platform beds and earthy wool kilim rugs. Night lamps and wall hangings lend individuality. Both rooms open up to a porch, which runs the length of the guest house.