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A Fabulous Pre-Fab in Hudson Valley

2012 February 29

Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, a relaxed getaway in the woods of upstate New York beckons. As designed by Fractal Construction, this thoroughly modern weekend home blends in beautifully with its rustic surroundings. It was made out prefabricated components but, given the graceful customizing touches, you’d never know it. After all the pieces were bolted together, the entire exterior was clad in wood, giving the home the effect of an ultramodern log cabin. A metal bridge connects the two-story garage with the three-story main living space, while numerous windows keep the surrounding forest a very present part of the elegant interior.

In the past, I have made my love for Ingo Maurer lighting quite clear. That’s why I’m so excited to have found a home using one of my favorite Ingo Maurer lighting designs in a practical application.  A particularly clever lighting solution over the indoor pool, the cluster of Lacrime del Pescatores (or “Tears of the Fisherman”) feature netting dripping in watery crystals, which sparkle wildly when illuminated by their separate spotlights:

In the living room, the decor is both clean and comfortable. This makes the contemporary Tolomeo Mega Floor Lamp with a soft parchment shade a particularly apt addition:

The master bedroom is just as natural and comfortable as the rest of the home. But here the forest view and wood tones are accented with the glamorous flash of silver-hued furnishings and accessories, including the Miss K Table Lamp by Flos on the bedside table:

If you want to know more about this project, additional information and photos can be found at the original ArchDaily blog.

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