Hot Home Design | Steven Harris Architects - Design Bureau


Steven Harris Architects built the first building as an artist’s loft with a small bedroom, and 15 years later they added the second building with three bedrooms, a kitchen, and a dining room. “There was always an assumption that it would be more than one building. There could be a third or a fourth,” he says.


“The houses oddly have no scale. As you’re approaching the hill you can’t tell how big they are—there’s 1,800 square feet of building on a 50-acre site. We abstracted the house to keep the scale ambiguous and to make it seem a little more assertive,” says Harris.



When looking at architecture, first and last impressions are important. That’s why Architectural Components of Massachusetts spends so much time meticulously crafting doors, entranceways, and windows for restoration projects and custom-built residential properties such as Steven Harris Architects’ Kinderhook retreat. “Our products have been used in both landmark buildings and new construction projects where special detailing is required,” says president Chuck Bellinger. 


The kitchen features Viking appliances, Chicago Faucets, custom cabinets with Bendheim glass, and Imperial Danby countertops.


An antique Triennale floor lamp, vintage Milo Baughman chair, and Calvin Klein linens decorate one of the bedrooms.

Hot Home Design | Steven Harris Architects

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Design: Steven Harris Architects
Location: Kinderhook, New York
Photos by Scott Frances/OTTO

"The site of this weekend house is one of the highest points in the Hudson River Valley between the Catskills and the Berkshires. When we first saw it, it was an open field. We rearranged a whole hill ultimately, moving tens of thousands of cubic yards of dirt.”

—Architect Steven Harris

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