Aesthetes dream: an architectural wonder, with colorful, playful interior to match, surrounded by incredible views. 

150 miles from NYC in Roxbury, NY.

Four bedrooms sleeps ten guests.

Stunning views from a massive 25-foot window wall, outdoor patio with BBQ and fire pit, large soaking tub.

Built in 1996 in Roxbury NY, the Shell House was created as a prototype for future dome structures, and personal retreat, for architect Seymore Rutkin and his wife. Its design was intended to be a part of the outdoor environment, but protected from it — giving the feeling of an amphitheater in reverse, with a beautiful view of the Catskills as the main attraction.

After years of preservation and few renovations, these days, the Shell House is an extraordinary Airbnb and artist retreat, with four bedrooms sleeping ten guests.

Stunning communal spaces and unique rooms will make this a stay you won’t soon forget: from its 25-foot ceiling living room, with floor to ceiling windows; to its four bedrooms with stunning views of the Catskills; to a pink clad bathroom with a soaking tub, illuminated by the natural light coming in from a porthole.

Located minutes from the charming towns of Roxbury (don’t miss the Pakatakan Farmers Market in summer) and Margaretville with their many shops and restaurants, hiking along the Catskill Scenic Trail, and a stones throw to the amazing Quarltere’s Nursery for all your houseplant and garden needs. While you’re in town, check out new restaurant the Fierce Grizzly, staple Roxbury General, and go for a leisurely walk at Kirkside Park.

The Shell House is a wonder to behold for anyone who loves architecture, design, and nature. Get inspired!