The windows as exterior walls in this beautiful house provide an abundance of natural light. Stylish on the outside and also on the inside there is a sophisticated atmosphere. The interior is filled with beautiful furniture pieces. Studio Drake/Anderson created a fusion of warmth and minimalism.
You might not think so at first glance, but this beautiful house surrounded by green is located in New York. More specifically in the rural part of the Big Apple, Hudson River Valley. The beautiful surroundings were fully exploited and play an important role both inside and outside. The designers opted for soft tones, earthy materials and clean lines. In this way, they created serene rooms with a strong connection to nature. In addition to the natural materials, the large windows also ensure that nature almost enters. That was exactly the goal of Jamie Drake and Caleb Anderson, the founders of the studio. They wanted to bring the textures and the palette of the environment inside in the colours and furniture. The living space is covered in shades of grey, ivory and brown. The silver carpet with a raised Tetris-like pattern of Tibetano adds some texture to the room.
"In this glass house, nature, serenity and beautiful furniture are central."
In this room, as in all others, you will find a mix of contemporary and mid-century pieces of furniture. The sofa is custom made and the coffee table with metal legs is by Peter Lane. The two vanilla coloured lounge chairs are by KGBL and stand around a cubic, wooden table by Mizuki Furniture. In the other rooms of the house the same aesthetics were applied as in the living room. In the master bedroom you have a king bed and upholstered sofa by the Milan based Dimore Studio. The bedside tables are from New Day Woodwork. In the guest room you’ll find a beautiful daybed designed by Drake/Anderson himself. The dark cabinet is by Mizuki Furniture and the round side table is by Samuel Amoia. In these rooms there is again always a beautiful carpet to add warmth and texture. The kitchen was also given a make-over with a grey, marble island and wooden cabinets. The round dining table is again by Dimore Studio and the chairs are by Patrcik Naggar.
"Soft tones, earthy materials and clean lines."
Not only inside, but also architecturally this is a gem. The house was built in 2007 and was designed by Michael Bell, a professor at Columbia University and founder of the Bell Seong Architecture and Visibleweather studio. He called it 'the Binocular House'. A very appropriate name seeing the large windows and beautiful views. The house has a U shape and is situated on a concrete plinth. The residence looks a lot like the famous Farnsworth House by iconic designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In 2016, the new owners bought it and left the furnishings to Drake/Anderson who made it a warm and sober whole with some statement pieces.