TinkerBox Construction Update: May

    May 22, 2016

    We are moving right along with construction on our next home: TinkerBox! Framing and floors are in, roof is almost up, and the outdoor fireplace should be done this week… Windows will be going on soon, and then we get to start putting up our Shou Sugi Ban siding!

    Lots of fun things happening at Waterfalls Properties! Keep up with us on instagram: @hvcontemporaryhomes
    Please email us or reach out to our broker, Jeff Serouya for more information.

    Lantern House: Update October 2015

    Lantern House: Update October 2015

    New Home Under Construction!

    December 2015/ January 2016

    Construction is underway on our next Waterfalls Properties’ home: TinkerBox.

    Our architect designed this custom modern home in close collaboration with our client to create”…a car-lover’s retreat. A generously sized garage is the locus of the design, generating space for car storage and maintenance as well as a spacious wine cellar and a furniture workshop. ”

    Read more about TinkerBox here.

      Lantern House Open House: Success!

      November 08, 2015

      Happy to say our Open House was a huge success! Thank you to all who came out to see, support and sip!
      We appreciate all the love!

      For anyone who missed it but would like more information please email us or feel free to reach out to our realtor, Jeff Serouya. You can find the listing for the Lantern House here: Lantern House for sale.

      As always, follow us on Instagram for our latest buzz : @hvcontemporaryhomes Even though we’ve completed the Lantern House there’s always a lot going on! We are about to break ground on our next home before winter settles in this year. Check back soon for updates!!

      Lantern House: Update October 2015

      Lantern House Complete!

      October 26, 2015

      Our Lantern Ridge House is finally complete!
      …Well, as of today we still have a couple things to finally fit and finish but…as of November 1: DONE!

      We are very proud to announce that Sunday, November 1, we are hosting an Open House from 11am – 5pm and would love for you all to join us!
      Come out and meet the whole team! We hope to see you there!

      Follow us on Instagram for the latest buzz : @hvcontemporaryhomes

      Lantern House: Update October 2015

      Construction Update: October 2015

      October 8, 2015

      Final details coming together on our Lantern Ridge House… We are so excited to see this house finishing up…

      The wood ceiling is almost complete – interior is finished and beautiful! Exterior is going up now. Tile, marble counter in the kitchen, wood floor in the shower (yes, that’s right – very excited about this design!) all finishing up soon!

      Follow us on Instagram for the latest buzz : @hvcontemporaryhomes

        Construction Update: August 2015

        August 16, 2015

        Construction is almost COMPLETE on our Lantern House project…
        Final finishes going in through September. Polished concrete floors happening next week and the wood ceiling should go in the first week of September. Can’t wait to show it off soon!

        Follow us on Instagram for the latest buzz : @hvcontemporaryhomes

        Construction Update: May/June 2015

        July 1, 2015

        LOT of progress to show you on the Lantern House…
        This one goes quick – roof, walls, concrete floors…all in less than 90 seconds!

        What’s happening? May and June saw the roof and structure going up and the house getting closed in- almost ready for finishes! About halfway through the video the orange digger is filling in around the column footings and digging smaller footings for the piers (intermediate supports) that will help hold up an exterior deck. This wood deck will go from the entry hall all the way around to the Master Bedroom. Check back soon for more pics!

        Follow us on Instagram for the latest buzz : @hvcontemporaryhomes

        Lantern House: Update May 2015

        Construction Update: May 2015

        May 31 2015

        Polished concrete floors, wood-clad ceiling…
        and Oh that view!

        Lantern House: Taking Shape

        April 2015

        Lantern House, Under Construction April 2015: The exterior steel columns and large wood beams that hold up the roof are going up… as I’ve mentioned so many times before, our team is amazing! So exciting to see it all Taking Shape! …and on that note, the soundtrack for this month’s video is Take Flight by Lindsey Sterling.

        Lantern House: Under Construction

        February/March 2015

        We started construction on the Lantern House in Upstate New York’s Hudson Valley in late 2014…as you know this winter has been SUPER cold here in the Northeast… We’ve got an awesome team working on this project! These guys never seemed to get a break from the snow this winter, but never deterred…they’re off and building!

        Note: Music is Set Yourself Free from A Town Called Paradise by Tiesto

          Lantern House Under Construction

          December 16, 2014

          We recently began construction on the Lantern House, another “modern cabin in the woods” in New York’s Hudson Valley. We are excited to share this update and will continue to post our progress, so check back for more fun photos soon!

          Please visit our Lantern House page for more images of the design of the house or for more information please email us.

          Waterfalls Properties 1: Lantern House

          Breaking Ground on the next WP House!

          November 2014

          We are very excited to share the news about our next home breaking ground! More photos coming soon.

          Please visit our Lantern House page for more images of the design of the house and to follow progress on the construction.

          For inquiries about our properties please email us for more information.

          Creek House Construction

          May 2012 – March 2013

          Construction began on the Creek House in May of 2012 and lasted approximately 9 months. Hank Starr and Tim and Rich and the guys put in a lot of hard work to make the Creek House spectacular! and we had a lot of fun along the way. Watch the video – 9 months of construction in just over a minute! – and see for yourself.

          Creek House in the News!

          Wednesday, April 24, 2013


          “As I soaked in the warmth of the Morso wood burning stove and views out of the living room windows, I experienced the feeling of floating on air in the treetops (this feeling was also enjoyed from the deck easily accessed by floor to ceiling sliders.)…” – article by Megan Oldenburger, aka Upstate Jane, of Dichotomy Interiors.

          Thanks for all the kind words Megan!
          Check out more of the article here on

            Creek House Open House

            Saturday, April 13, 2013

            We had a fantastic group join us for the Open House Reception on Saturday! Lots of fun!!
            “Great to see the house full of life and laughter” … As it should be!

            We’d like to thank everyone who came by to celebrate our Creek House with us!!


              Made by Hand. With Care.


              THANK YOU to Hank Starr and Tim and Rich and all the guys who worked so hard to build our Creek House. They were there every step of the way to make sure every single detail was just perfect.

              Thanks guys!!


              Photo at left by Paul Warchol

                Nest Thermostat: Smart AND Sexy

                Each Waterfalls Properties’ home has Nest thermostats to control its radiant heating.

                The Nest is not only SMART, but its also SEXY according to Stephen Levy of Wired Magazine: “How the iPod’s Creator is Making Home Heating Sexy”. The Nest Learning Thermostat “learns your schedule, programs itself and can help save you money.” Visit to take a video tour of the Nest.

                The Nest can be controlled through your iPhone, iPad or online from anywhere. Using the Nest Mobile app you can change the temperature of your home, check and adjust the weekly schedule, monitor your energy use, change your settings and more.

                Read why Katherine Boehret fromThe Wall Street Journal says the Nest is “More Than a Stylish Programmable Thermostat…” in her article “A Gadget for the Home Learns by Degrees” and see why everyone is talking about it!


                About the Architect


                Studio MM, founded by Marica McKeel in 2010, is an architecture and design firm specializing in residences in and around New York City.  

                Marica McKeel has experience across a broad range of building sectors having worked for Santiago Calatrava in New York from 2007 through 2010 on various projects including The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the Chicago Spire and the Master Plan for University of South Florida Polytechnic. Previous experience focused on designing residential projects in Tampa where she was partially responsible for developing the Channelside 212 Loft project, one of the first designed to bring residential housing into downtown Tampa.
                Marica holds a Master of Architecture from Parsons School of Design and her work has been published in various journals and publications including Tampa Bay Business Journal, Florida Architecture magazine and the premier issue of Florida Design Review.