Hudson Lookout House, Catskills Residence, NY Home Images, Real Estate Design

Hudson Lookout House in Catskills, NY

Feb 13, 2022

Location: Catskills, New York State, USA

Architecture: Kimberly Peck Architect

Hudson Lookout House Catskills NY
Photos: Gregory Farrell

Hudson Lookout House, NY

The owner of this new home titles it a “modern watchtower” – Hudson Lookout. Located in the Catskill Mountains the home’s design capitalizes on the mountain views. The client searched a number of years to find land with the objective of creating a unique property that would stand out among short term vacation rentals in the Hudson Valley.

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They came to Kimberly Peck Architect with the form of the house fully conceptualized: a 3 story extruded 20 ft x 20 ft square sited at the top of the small hill on the property. The fenestration was also very important to the owner, the cuboid was to be punctuated randomly with windows of various size and shape that he positioned to best capitalize on specific views.

Hudson Lookout House Catskills NY

The floors are connected by a stacked steel staircase that continues to the roof where one can access an occupiable deck via an operable skylight at the top of the stair. Directly below the roof deck contrary to a traditionally configured home with bedrooms on top, is an open floor where the kitchen, living and dining room enjoy the higher vantage point through the largest window in the house.

Hudson Lookout House Catskills NY

Each of the bottom two floors consists of an en-suite bedroom and bath. The house was designed with energy efficiency in mind, utilizing sips panel construction at the exterior walls and roof to create a heavily insulated envelope.

Hudson Lookout House Catskills NY

The ground floor is slab on grade concrete construction with radiant heat embedded in concrete which along with a mini split system and erv technology comprises the buildings heating and cooling system. The owner’s favorite room in the house is the master bath with its heated terrazzo tiled flooring and freestanding soaking tub situated so that one can take in the view as they relax.

Hudson Lookout House Catskills NY

What was the brief?
The client searched a number of years to find land with the objective of creating a unique property that would stand out among short term vacation rentals in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Lookout House Catskills NY

What building methods were used?
The house was designed with energy efficiency in mind, utilizing sips panel construction at the exterior walls and roof to create a heavily insulated envelope. The ground floor is slab on grade concrete construction with radiant heat embedded in concrete which along with a mini split system and erv technology comprises the buildings heating and cooling system.

Hudson Lookout House Catskills NY

What are the sustainability features?
The house was designed with energy efficiency in mind, utilizing sips panel construction at the exterior walls and roof to create a heavily insulated envelope. The ground floor is slab on grade concrete construction with radiant heat embedded in concrete which along with a mini split system and erv technology comprises the buildings heating and cooling system.

Hudson Lookout House Catskills

How is the project unique?
Directly below the roof deck contrary to a traditionally configured home with bedrooms on top, is an open floor where the kitchen, living and dining room enjoy the higher vantage point through the largest window in the house.

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Hudson Lookout House, NY – Building Information

Design: Kimberly Peck Architect – https://kimberlypeck.com/

Project size: 1200 ft2
Completion date: 2021
Building levels: 3

Hudson Lookout House Catskills

Photography: Gregory Farrell

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Location: Catskills, New York, USA

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