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Mid-Century Cabins in Upstate New York

new york cabin exterior

In the Hudson Valley region of upstate New York, Lang Architecture has developed a collection of cabins designed for Manhattanites who want an architect-designed weekend getaway a couple of hours from the city – without the fuss.

hudson valley cabin living room

The studio developed 26 homes on 131 forested acres (named Hudson Woods), each one integrated into the natural surroundings, using natural materials and strategically-placed lots to ensure any impact on the existing landscape is minimal. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian and mid-century design, the cabins are large yet simple, the exterior walls clad in wood and floor-to-ceiling windows used to bring natural light in, while also making the most of the forest that surrounds them.

hudson valley cabin bedroom

Inside the living and dining area is open-plan, with white oak running throughout complemented by neutral shades and mid-century modern furnishings. The outside space is celebrated through the use of open-air terraces, low-lying swimming pools and landscaped areas featuring native plants and vegetable gardens. When the outdoors is too cold to endure, wood-burning stoves and rich textiles inside turn the cabin into a cosy winter hideaway.

hudson valley cabin swimming pool

To see more from Lang Architecture, visit the studio’s website.

hudson valley cabins living area

Words by Angharad Jones. Images by Deborah DeGraff



Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

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