Designed by Allied Works Architecture the home has received recognition from the American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter, receiving a 2009 Honor Award.
The Dutchess County Residence – Guest House is nestled within a mature deciduous forest of oak, hickory, and birch as a part of a larger site plan including a private residence and gallery. Situated above a bend in Ryder Creek it represents a place of silence, rest and reflection. Constructed as a series of interlocking cantilevers, the structure edits and measures the forest, preparing the landscape for dwelling. Rooms are formed by panels of glass and wood that slip between, over, and through the frame as it meanders among the trees. The house provides a tenuous sense of boundary—held for a moment under the forest canopy, framing the changing light and seasons. Located on the eastern slopes of the Hudson River Valley, the site consists of rolling hills, open meadow and dense hardwood forest. Each of the three buildings responds to a particular landscape.