Project: Hudson Valley Guest House
Architects: Janson Scuro
Location: Hudson, New York, USA
Area: 1,000 sf
Photographs by: Scott Frances
Hudson Valley Guest House by Janson Scuro
Janson Scuro has completed the Hudson Valley Guest House project in New York. This 1,000 square foot modern dwelling is a part of an existing contemporary home. Surrounding a meadow, a new courtyard is formed between the guest house, the existing home and a pool.
The master plan for this four-acre hillside site outside of the Upstate New York town of Hudson includes a new guesthouse and pool adjacent to an existing contemporary home. The 20-foot- by-45- foot pool takes advantage of the property’s Hudson Valley views, while the guesthouse, nearly surrounded by a new meadow, forms an entry court with the main structure.
A covered breezeway divides the guesthouse into two sides, one a gym for the homeowners and guests, the other a living-and- sleeping area for guests. The opening acts as a bridge between the sides, allowing for privacy as well as connection to the surrounding landscape. Clad in vertical wooden slats, the structure’s simple construction, including exposed rafters and concrete flooring, features an elegant glass wall that maximizes the building’s transparency and view.