Hudson River House

Westchester County, N.Y.
A parklike approach only gradually reveals that this house is transparent and that the Hudson flows beyond it. Bridging two ravines, the building gently leads to the river through a series of manmade plateaus—both interior and exterior—which are anchored by a massive fireplace. Enveloping furniture, sensuous fabrics, and semi-rustic detailing encourage contemplation of the ever-changing views.