The Hempcrete Houses in Stone Ridge, NY

By |2022-06-20T21:47:32+00:00June 20th, 2022|Real Estate|

The Hempcrete Houses at Stone Ridge are an enclave of four unique, modern homes to be built with high performance, natural building envelopes using Isohemp Hempcrete Block, widely used throughout Europe and new to this area. Designed for both wellness and low maintenance living, these stylish houses are made ...

Riverview Manor in Milton, NY

By |2022-05-11T19:21:29+00:00May 10th, 2022|Real Estate|

90 minutes from NYC, welcome to Riverview Manor, a classic Hudson Valley estate. This historic yet modern estate features a gracious tri-level Victorian home, oversized 2-story garage, antique barn, and in-ground pool on 5 acres of rolling lawns with sweeping river views. Four bedroom, four bathroom home | 3,553 square ...

Introducing: the Escape Club by Escape Brooklyn

By |2022-04-29T18:42:07+00:00April 24th, 2022|Travel|

Escape Brooklyn is thrilled to introduce our monthly newsletter: the Escape Club. Each month, subscribers will get access to discounts and giveaways to some of our favorite Upstate hotels, Airbnbs, restaurants, shops and more with loads of discounts and perks, exclusive to our Escape Club members. Looking to buy Upstate? Every month, ...

A Guide to Hudson, NY

By |2022-04-29T18:38:57+00:00April 7th, 2022|Weekend Guides|

Hudson, NY is the perfect town for your maiden voyage upstate — in fact, it was ours! This once "sleepy town" now brands itself the "downtown of Upstate" with 200 independent establishments including antique and boutique shops, hotels, art galleries, restaurants and bars, mostly along Warren Street. Visually, this charming town is a treat, delighting visitors and aesthetes with its stunning and Wes Anderson-esque architecture. The restoration of some 300 historic buildings in two square miles makes it one of the historically richest, and most diverse architectural cities in New York State.

A Guide to Cold Spring, NY

By |2022-04-29T18:41:31+00:00February 17th, 2022|Daytrippin|

Cold Spring, NY is one of our favorite daytrips from NYC. An hour on the MetroNorth puts you right in the heart of town and its scenic, walkable Main Street. Though it's only about half a mile long, Cold Spring's Main Street packs a punch, with its ...

Artist & Designer Marcie Paper, on Making Murals from Daily Memories

By |2022-02-26T00:56:39+00:00December 7th, 2021|Design|

In a time of blandly Insta-generic wall art, Marcie Paper’s patterned murals buck the trend. The Hudson Valley painter layers and repeats abstract motifs—like delicate spindles and bulbous pear shapes—to mesmerizing effect, drawing inspiration from personal memories, vintage textiles, and her own small-scale paintings. The results are absorbing, highly detailed works of art that reveal themselves the longer one looks. Below, Paper discusses her relationship to memory and meaning, painting and patternmaking, form and function—and why she loves living upstate.

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.

A Guide to Beacon, NY

By |2022-08-30T12:24:47+00:00October 4th, 2021|Weekend Guides|

When people ask us where to take a day trip, we always recommend Beacon — and when they ask us where to spend a weekend off the MetroNorth, we always recommend Beacon. The city has been an Escaper’s destination for well over a decade, with top-notch shopping, hiking, ...

The Hubert A-Frame in Jeffersonville, NY

By |2021-09-28T19:43:48+00:00July 28th, 2021||

A small footprint with a big impression, the Hubert A-Frame takes its cues from Mother Nature. With a color palette that blends into the forest unless you are right up on it, the birch wood interior also blurs seamlessly into the views beyond. Standing tall with a compact 250 square foot interior, the thing that sticks with you is the carefully crafted use of space. Design elements are crucial in creating a functional modern cabin. The kitchen features size appropriate appliances, including a fridge and Cuisinart double induction cooktop with compatible stoneware pan set. The countertop doubles as a kitchen table, with stools to sit and eat, and hinges up to the ceiling for more space when needed. Walls of windows bring in loads of natural light.

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