Hudson Valley Modern – The home of John Gillespie Jr and writer Susan Orlean, known for The Orchid Thief'' and The Library Book, this modern masterpiece is gently nestled into a landscape of 56 pastoral acres with views of Stissing Mountain towering over the Taconic Range. Designed by award-winning Cutler Anderson Architects, based in Bainbridge Island, Washington, the residence is a wonderful example of the firm's attention to detail and sensitivity to the natural environment. The main living space, which showcases the home's post-and-beam structure, includes the eat-in kitchen with custom beechwood cabinetry; built-in bookshelves and storage; window seats playfully set into the wall of glass; and a fireplace that anchors the seating area. A hallway leads to the study; two bedrooms that share a bath; and the primary bedroom that includes a private spa-like bath with a double-size soaking tub. All rooms take full advantage of the views and overlook a gently rolling meadow.
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty