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Fractal Construction LLC

Fractal Construction LLC

New York

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Winter view of the Hudson Valley Country House
Winter view of the Hudson Valley Country House
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Hudson Valley Country House

This weekend getaway in upstate New York is no arthritic farmhouse or creaking saltbox. It was recently born, rather, almost as a kit, brought to this rocky, wooded plot in prefabricated parts, bolted together and, once finally assembled, clad in an envelope of soft wood panels so that modern and rustic were at one.


The daring double-footprint project consists of a garage connected by a sculptural bridge to the main, three-level structure built to accommodate a large, boisterous family. As well as utility rooms, the basement includes an art studio and children’s playroom. A mostly open-plan ground floor offers a kitchen, dining and living area and an office. A wall of folding doors can be opened entirely onto the tantalising indoor pool with woodland views to create a single merged space as inviting in winter as it is in summer. Upstairs in a building suffused with natural light thanks to oversized windows, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as a study and a sweeping terrace with mountain views. The two-car garage also offers a top floor which is a studio for meditation, yoga and is complemented by a terrace. With ecological responsibility in mind, the pool eschews chlorine and other chemical cleansers in favor of an ozone filtration system.


Linking the terraces of each of the two structures is the bridge, which commands attention all of its own. Consisting of a single tilted stanchion and cables that suspend the walkway, it takes its inspiration from the angles, orientation and axis of the main building to which it leads.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Cold Spring, NY, US
My Role: Architect, Interior Design

 
The outdoor meets the indoor with this 40 foot ozone-filtrated pool
The outdoor meets the indoor with this 40 foot ozone-filtrated pool
Open plan includes living area, dining area and pool area
Open plan includes living area, dining area and pool area
Ingo Maurer lighting rests over pool
Ingo Maurer lighting rests over pool
Children's room
Children's room
Children's modern bathroom
Children's modern bathroom
Master bedroom with Brazilian wood flooring
Master bedroom with Brazilian wood flooring
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo inspired footprint incorporates this footbridge to yoga room
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo inspired footprint incorporates this footbridge to yoga room
Exterior Facade
Exterior Facade
Exterior Facade
Exterior Facade
Footbridge
Footbridge
Fractal Construction custom designed hand railing
Fractal Construction custom designed hand railing

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