studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

‘cat hill’ house by studio MM architect is a private residence in the US, complete with a floating, glass-clad fitness studio that extends over a natural ridge. located at the foothills of the catskill mountains in new york’s hudson valley, the house occupies a densely wooded site with dramatic changes in elevation. its main volume extends parallel to the ridge, directly responding to the topography, while the studio space extends horizontally along the knoll.studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the USall images by brad feinknopf

 

 

studio MM architect developed ‘cat hill’ house for a marathon runner, businesswoman, traveler, musician, and art collector, who requested not only a thoughtfully-designed home, but also an inspiring place to pursue creative and athletic activities. the glass-clad fitness studio that extends over the ridge marks the heart of the project. surrounded by trees, the studio appears to float above the wooded landscape as the topography falls steeply away.studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

 

 

set apart from the rest of the house, the studio is accessed via a long, enclosed gallery that follows the ridgeline. deeply personal mementos and works of art are displayed in the gallery walkway, while the studio itself is enclosed by glass on three sides. this space is dedicated to the client’s passion for running, featuring a treadmill and an indoor cycling bike that benefit from great views of the surrounding wooded landscape.studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

 

 

the main volume of the house features an open living room with a patio, where floor-to-ceiling windows put forest views front and center. interiors are thoughtfully curated, complete with original artwork and custom-built pieces fabricated by a local furniture maker. ‘the client, a new york city transplant turned proud local, wanted not only a simple and cozy retreat but a true hudson valley home that would showcase the work of skilled makers and craftsmen,’ notes studio MM architect. ‘with personal or local connections proudly shining through, every piece has meaning.’studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US
studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

studio MM architect adds floating, glass-clad fitness studio to 'cat hill' house in the US

 

 

project info:

 

name: cat hill

architect: studio MM architect

design team: marica mckeel, ben feiger

builder: larsen builders

location: kerhonkson, new york, US

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