Before & After: Camp Caitlin

By |2022-02-02T21:42:00+00:00January 20th, 2022|Design|

Caitlin Cowger, owner of Camp Caitlin, has a piece of advice when it comes to buying your Upstate dream home: “Don’t look for the house of your dreams. Renovate the house of your dreams.”

DIY: Picture Frame Wainscoting

By |2022-01-12T13:59:02+00:00December 20th, 2021|Design|

I recently moved upstate into a house with Very Boring Walls: bare except for the baseboards and some generic moldings around the doors and windows. The walls were beige and mint, and looked cookie-cutter and boxy, which — in this early aughts saltbox pre-fab — they were. They needed personality. So, with no previous experience and having never before used a saw, I decided to add some wainscoting. I had a tiny budget and no professional help, but installation was easy enough. The finished effect gave the walls texture and allowed for more color, pattern, and finishing options for each room. In short, they look incredible, and now the rooms practically beg for martini hour.

Pinewood Lodge in Catskill, NY

By |2021-12-06T14:32:05+00:00December 6th, 2021|Pet-Friendly Getaway|

This six bedroom luxury cabin, Pinewood Lodge by Stay at Lina, is located in Catskill, NY and sleeps up to 10 guests. The Pinewood's renovation was designed to include all the modern amenities you might find at a hotel — from its sparkling clean, freshly tiled bathrooms with rain showers, a primary suite with a soaking tub, and TV's in most bedrooms. Gather round the wood burning fireplace with your morning coffee or evening cocktail, then retire to the oversize hot tub overlooking a large yard surrounded by trees. A firepit at the back of the home is perfect for taking in starry nights.

The Wolfhouse in Newburgh, NY

By |2022-03-31T20:56:42+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Pet-Friendly Getaway|

This stunning midcentury modern home located in Newburgh, NY, was built in 1949 by the preeminent American architect Philip Johnson. Wolfhouse bears much in common with Johnson’s most famous home, The Glass House, erected the same year. Set atop a hillside just north of the Newburgh-Beacon bridge with panoramic views of the Hudson River, it was meticulously restored to its original condition in 2020. It’s most recently been reimagined as both a rental home, and also a cultural space with year-round arts programming.

66 Fuller House in Lexington, NY

By |2021-01-07T18:38:39+00:00April 6th, 2018||

To the nature lover with subscriptions to Domino and Architectural Digest, look no further; your dream escape awaits. This stunning retreat isn't afraid to break the mold when it comes to mountain cabin design.

Finally: Affordable Artist Housing in the Hudson Valley

By |2021-01-08T16:13:24+00:00October 17th, 2017||

In recent years, the Hudson Valley has been transforming. As more and more artists, entrepreneurs and other expats burn out on NYC, many set their sights on their neighbors to the north. From Hastings-on-Hudson to Poughkeepsie, the Hudson Valley is a promise of more space, easy access to nature, and a slower pace ...

You Need This Catskills-designed S.U.T.

By |2021-01-08T16:39:10+00:00August 7th, 2017||

In 2014, Bollinger Motors was created in Hobart, NY. It was here in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains that creator Robert Bollinger designed the B1: the world’s first all-electric, on-and-off-road sport utility truck (S.U.T.) And it's perfect. Originally from Pittsburgh, Bollinger worked in the design/marketing industry in NYC for twenty years. In 1999, he ...

A Guide to Barryville, New York

By |2022-09-05T17:27:24+00:00May 15th, 2014||

Nestled on the New York and the Pennsylvania border, Barryville is just a two hour drive from New York City in the Delaware Water Gap area. Though it's a small town, Barryville offers all the ingredients for a memorable weekend, with many amenities walkable from our hotel pick, the Stickett Inn, ...

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