If you go down to the woods today …

Posted on Tue, 20 Dec 2011 by midcenturyjo

… you’re in for a big surprise. Sometimes mother nature wraps you up in her beauty and takes your breath away. Sometimes architects get this. Sometimes they wrap you up in the beauty they create,  in buildings that address the wonder of the site in which they are placed. I think I am in love with this Dutchess County, New York guesthouse by Allied Works Architecture. Located in a mature deciduous forest of oak, hickory, and birch.  A continuous structural steel frame blurs the boundary between forest and house. It seems to meander, to wind in and out capturing views of the changing seasons.


sue says:

The use of steal in the clean lines of the architecture against the forest is so appealing. I like the built-in shelving with doors and the couch looks sleek yet warm and cozy.

Who doesn't like nature? Looks like a beautiful site for the house. Refreshing.

Oh my.
That's it.
That's all I have.
Oh my.


Catherine from Australia says:

That's all I have too.

Danielle says:

WOW! This is seriously amazing! Kind of reminds me of the twilight house 🙂


letredgo says:


Absolutely amazing place. Completely at one with it's setting, yet a place apart. Beautiful, sensitive architecture.

michelle says:

This beautiful hideaway makes me feel instantly warm, just beautiful…

David says:

What an awesome location. with this setting it is hard to go wrong.
An interesting little house to boot.

Debra says:

I am just beginning the process of down-sizing. I'm looking for a small 1.5 bedrooms with modern appeal. Your guest house is fantastic! Can I ask what it cost to construct? Were you the designer or did you hire an architect? Are the plans for sale?
Thank you for sharing!

emily says:

Wow! Amazing!

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