At Home in Hudson Valley

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It has been called America's Loire Valley, the Napa Valley of the East, and the new Hamptons. Deemed by the US Congress "the landscape that defined America," New York's Hudson River Valley is a region rich in history, boasting exceptional architecture, celebrity residents, lush landscapes, and a burgeoning art and cultural scene. Each year, 50 million visitors flock to the counties along the river to escape the frenzy of city living and to rejuvenate in quiet, idyllic surroundings. Many stay and buy second homes,...
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Hardcover New It has been called America's Loire Valley, the Napa Valley of the East, and the new Hamptons. Deemed by the US Congress the landscape that defined America, New ... York's Hudson River Valley is a region rich in history, boasting exceptional architecture, celebrity residents, lush landscapes, and a burgeoning art and cultural scene. Each year, 50 million visitors flock to the counties along the river to escape the frenzy of city living and to rejuvenate in quiet, idyllic surroundings. Many stay and buy second homes, and many more dream about it. At Home in the Hudson Valley takes an intimate tour of 20 exceptional dwellings, including Karim Rashids Carl Koch Tech Built house in Croton on Hudson, an original Marcel Breuer home in Salt Point, and architect Peter Franck's celebrated residence with its breathtaking views of the Catskills. Magnificent color photographs (250 in all), an extensive resource list, and map of the region make this a gorgeous visual excursion and valuable resource for resi Read more Show Less

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It has been called America's Loire Valley, the Napa Valley of the East, and the new Hamptons. Deemed by the US Congress "the landscape that defined America," New York's Hudson River Valley is a region rich in history, boasting exceptional architecture, celebrity residents, lush landscapes, and a burgeoning art and cultural scene. Each year, 50 million visitors flock to the counties along the river to escape the frenzy of city living and to rejuvenate in quiet, idyllic surroundings. Many stay and buy second homes, and many more dream about it. At Home in the Hudson Valley takes an intimate tour of 20 exceptional dwellings, including Karim Rashids Carl Koch Tech Built house in Croton on Hudson, an original Marcel Breuer home in Salt Point, and architect Peter Franck's celebrated residence with its breathtaking views of the Catskills. Magnificent color photographs (250 in all), an extensive resource list, and map of the region make this a gorgeous visual excursion and valuable resource for residents and tourists alike.
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Professionally designed dwellings in Texas, Maine, and the Hudson River valley of upstate New York are the subjects of these books, although some homes reflect the style of the locale better than others. The examples Carpenter (Spectacular Homes of Texas) has gathered of leading Texas architects come across more as of an advertisement than an analysis of their work. The 50-plus homes shown are predominantly large McMansions with lavish interiors that come in all types of styles-modern, French chateau, English country. However, none seems to reflect a particular Texas style, nor do they have any unique relationship to their setting. Serrell (Nest for Two) comes a bit closer to showing homes that reflect their locale. The 20 she chooses represent a diversity of styles, from a newly constructed Bauhaus townhouse to a renovated historic farmhouse. Color photographs and the text describe efforts to integrate these designs into their respective settings. The most successful of these books in terms of showing an area's vernacular style is by Maine architect Glass. Steering clear of the great historic Maine houses and those designed primarily for energy efficiency, he includes dwellings that have been photographed by architectural photographer Vanden Brink and have appeared in Down East magazine. Each reflects a simplicity of design that shows "the care with which they suit their settings and the environment." Purchase Hudson Valley and Maine for large interior design collections and for the libraries in these locales. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811844666
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 7/28/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Allison Serrell is a lifestyle writer and editor and the author of Nest for Two (0-8118-4084-0). Her work has appeared in Modern Bride, Woman's Day, Country Home, Sunset, and House Beautiful. She lives in San Francisco, and writes a monthly column in the San Francisco Chronicle Home section called "At Home with the Stylemakers."

Meredith Heuer is a San Francisco based photographer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Gourmet, Real Simple, and Organic Style.

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