Lantern Ridge House on ArchDaily

Eco-friendly Home Glows like a Lantern…

Featured in INHABITAT, NYC | April 18, 2016 | article by Lucy Wang

“This beautiful home nestled in the woods of the Hudson Valley may be hard to spot during the day, but pass by at night and you’ll see the typically obscured dwelling light up like a lantern through the trees.

“The project’s strong connection to the environment provided opportunities to utilize materials and technologies that would enhance and sustain the very nature from which the house draws its strength,” write the architects. In addition to providing panoramic views, the carefully placed openings also maximize winter sun, facilitate natural ventilation, and minimize summer solar gain.”

Lantern Ridge House on ArchDaily

Lantern Ridge House featured on ArchDaily!

Featured in ArchDaily | March 19, 2016

“Oriented to face both sunrise and sunset, this hinge point is created by the convergence of two private wings that contain separated accommodations for our clients and their guests. A continuous wood ceiling shelters an exterior deck and the glass façade, which focuses expansive views, connects the clients with the immediate natural environment, and provides a consistently sunlit space…”

Please visit our Lantern Ridge House page for more information about the completed home. For inquiries about future properties please email us for more information.

Holiday Entertaining with Birchbox Man

Photos above from TRNK. Article by Tariq Dixon on December 11, 2014.

In Love with the Creek House

“Amidst the sleepy town of Kerhnokson, nestled in Upstate New York’s lesser known Ulster County, there sits a single home, unlike any of its peers. A striking, contemporary structure, surrounded by tall trees…”

“And then, of course, we fell in love with this particular home itself. It was a such a remarkable and unusual property, but perfectly fitting for our sense of design. It’s by an incredibly delightful and talented architect named Marica McKeel. Her firm is Studio MM in NYC. Our home was the first of its kind, but she’s currently developing three new properties in a similar style.” – Brad Lande

from Holiday Entertaining with Brad Lande and Andrew Shannon, published by TRNK


Please visit theCreek House page for more images of the completed home.

Vacation Homes in the Catskills

Vacation Homes are coming back to Ulster County! A new high-end development project called Hudson Woods, also created by an NYC architect, is set to open in 2014…just down the street from Waterfalls Properties’ Contemporary Homes.
Very exciting news for Ulster County and the mid-Hudson Valley region!

Published December 30, 2013 in The Wall Street Journal by Carmel Melouney:
“I believe in the upward trajectory of property values here,” said Mr. Lang, who said he expects the properties will primarily be weekend homes. West of the Hudson River, Ulster County is re-emerging as a desirable vacation destination for New Yorkers…

Mr. Serouya (an associate broker at Westwood Metes & Bounds Realty) said he has seen a growing interest in Ulster County among Brooklyn residents, many of whom are renters in the city. “Our market here is in a huge recovery, and it’s now a seller’s market,” said Mr. Serouya, who has worked in the Catskills for the past 11 years. “We’re seeing the higher end experience a significant recovery…”

Creek House on Architizer!

Creek House

Creek House Open House

Studio MM’s Interview on Architecture, Design, and Creating the Creek House

Novedge Blog: A River Runs Through It

July 2013

“…it’s inspiring to watch someone interact with something you’ve created. At the opening for the Creek House it was pretty amazing to see guests drawn to the living room window and (loving) the view of the creek below.”
– Marica McKeel is an architect and founder of Studio MM, a residential architecture firm focusing on contemporary homes in and around NYC. Studio MM writes The Architect’s Notebook as a place to present personal ideas and inspirations, mainly focused on residential design.

Creek House

Building a Modern Dream, One Home at a Time

UPSTATE JANE on upstater: at home in the hudson valley

April 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…”
– Megan Oldenburger, aka Upstate Jane, is the owner of Dichotomy Interiors, an Interior Design and Style firm based in Woodstock, NY. She writes for Upstater about design, home furnishings, real estate and culture.