The allure of life in New York City can quickly wear off as you spend long hours running with the clock almost endlessly. Despite its iconic skyline glittering night life and exclusive lifestyle there comes a time when the city’s resident wishes to move away from the constant rush and enjoy a few peaceful moments.
Sustainable forest management practices are also employed to preserve the original foliage of the Catskills and to integrate the modern cabins with the greenery around them. Locally sourced wood and stone add to the green credentials of each of these 26 homes while high-efficiency heating systems and top-notch insulation cut down on power bills.
Linking the living area kitchen and dining along with additional bedrooms on one side with the master suite deck and reading room on the other the glassy lounge provides the perfect transition zone between public and private spaces. Allowing the homeowners to enjoy the outdoors even on a hot summer day filtered sunlight and ever-changing shadows alter the visual appeal of the extension throughout the day.
On the inside concrete is coupled with warm wooden tones to present a balance of various textures even as sliding glass walls and floor-to-ceiling glass windows complete a contemporary setting. Despite the unassuming color palette the use of various finishes along with a strong presence of natural greenery gives the house a relaxing modern vibe.
The new house replaces a more modest dwelling and it is a series of wooden decks and walkways that allow it to combine effortlessly with the green landscape outside. With a living area that feels more like an open lounge connecting the adult and the kids’ wings life at this cheerful Israeli home is all about spending as much time outside as possible.