Situated on the banks of the Hudson River, in Saugerties, New York, USA, RiverBanks House by Foz Design was especially design as a week-end family escape. The  massive silhouette is described as a modern, yet inviting one, due to its rustic, cabin-like feel: “The clean forms are a nod to mid-century modern architecture, while natural wood, locally quarried stone, expansive windows, and an open concept enhance the experience of a single space that melds seamlessly into its natural surroundings”. A landscape architecture plan envisioned Julia Storek Oberhoff adds up to the neatness of the outdoor relaxation areas.

A you step inside, more surprises await. According to the architects, “highlights include the living area, with its soaring 20-foot ceilings and cantilevered decks offering views of the river and surrounding landscape, as well as furnishings that make it welcoming and cozy. The third floor encompasses a suite for the owners, complete with a home office and deck that evokes the feeling of being in a tree house. A guest wing dedicated to the remaining four bedrooms is accessible through a glassed-in hallway—also referred to as the bridge, given that it is situated among trees and water.” [Photography by Garrett Rowland]