This modern holiday homes take cues from Scandinavian and mid-century modern design, designed in 2016 by American firm Lang Architecture, this light-filled vacation cabins is nestled in a lush forest tree in Kerhonkson, New York.
Called Hudson Woods, the cabins was designed and built to appeal to city dwellers who want a holiday retreat. The scenic area – characterised by forested, “homes and accessory structures on the property are integrated into the natural landscape, and individual lots becomes compositions of built elements responsive to specific site conditions. Structures are modest upon approach and open to large volumes upon entry and circulation to the living space. A window wall and large punched window openings connect indoor spaces to a dramatic outdoor landscape of mountains and forest.” the studio said.
The cabins are imbued with a contemporary aesthetic that is common throughout the region. “The modern cabin vernacular has become a popular typology in current architecture, but it has been a staple of Hudson Valley aesthetic for decades,” the studio said. “Hudson Woods aims to draw from and interpret this heritage with a modernist design inspired by Scandinavian and mid-century design values.”
The stick-frame homes are clad in warm-coloured cedar and ample glazing and are topped with gabled roofs.
Each dwelling is partially buried into a slope, resulting in heightened thermal insulation and a reduced visual impact on the environment. The homes also employ passive solar strategies.
Rectangular in plan, the standard cabin contains an open-plan living and dining area and a master suite on the upper storey. Two bedrooms and a den are situated on the lower level.
Walls, ceilings and flooring are sheathed in white oak. The FSC-certified lumber was sourced from a small, family-owned mill in Pennsylvania.
The architect was create a modern interior with a clear connection to the architectural design and place building, and also the interior to have both a casual and sophisticated sensibility.