Kerhonkson, New York

Hudson Woods

Hudson Woods is a collection of 26 dwellings on 131 forested acres in the Catskills region of upstate New York.

  • date

    Completed, 2020

  • Location

    Kerhonkson, New York

  • project type

    Residential
    Houses
    Communities
    Public

Project Info

Hudson Woods is a collection of 26 dwellings on 131 forested acres in the Catskills region of upstate New York. Homes and accessory structures on the property are integrated into the natural landscape, and individual lots become compositions of built elements responsive to specific site conditions. Structures are modest upon approach and open to large volumes upon entry and circulation to the living space.

A window wall and large punched window openings connect indoor spaces to a dramatic outdoor landscape of mountains and forest. Natural materials are used, including local woods and stone, and structures are hand crafted with local labor. Roads and driveways are constructed with crushed bluestone mined on the property, and forest is cleared lot by lot for strategic placement of structures and minimal impact. Integrity of the landscape is privileged over ease of construction, and a primary experience of nature is maintained.

Hudson Woods Book

It took an extraordinary team to bring Hudson Woods to life. The site needed clearing and landscaping, the houses needed structure and materials, and the interiors needed to be furnished. To sell the homes, the whole project needed styling, photography, and marketing. This book is a resource manual for Hudson Woods, containing information about many members of the dynamic group of collaborators that made it possible.

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Process

We sourced and purchased land, raised capital and formed a development team. Over a period of 6 years, our team designed, built, branded, marketed and sold 26 homes in collaboration with a team of exceptional project partners.