Escape From New York

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January 16, 2009
It was no exodus, of course, but when Kathleen Triem quit her job at a Manhattan design firm in July 1996, her associates were thunderstruck. Triem had decided to practice architecture in the more leisurely atmosphere of upstate New York and, as her colleagues saw it, she was shooting herself in the foot. One man went so far as to say that she’d be back in TriBeCa before you could say “Poughkeepsie.” Read Full Article
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  Small-town Omi cuts quite a different skyline from the New York City that Triem and Franck left behind.  Photo by: Barbel Miebach
    Small-town Omi cuts quite a different skyline from the New York City that Triem and Franck left behind.

    Photo by: Barbel Miebach

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  The long entry ramp leads into the large living, dining and kitchen space.  Photo by: Barbel Miebach
    The long entry ramp leads into the large living, dining and kitchen space.

    Photo by: Barbel Miebach

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  Outdoor meals are a frequent occurrence in good weather.  Photo by: Barbel Miebach
    Outdoor meals are a frequent occurrence in good weather.

    Photo by: Barbel Miebach

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  A sculpture at the nearby Ami Omi sculpture garden. The house was inspired by Richard Serra's sculpture 4-5-6-- a 90-ton behemouth at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  Photo by: Barbel Miebach
    A sculpture at the nearby Ami Omi sculpture garden. The house was inspired by Richard Serra's sculpture 4-5-6-- a 90-ton behemouth at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

    Photo by: Barbel Miebach

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  O chairs by Karim Rashid surround the dining table.  Photo by: Barbel Miebach
    O chairs by Karim Rashid surround the dining table.

    Photo by: Barbel Miebach

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  Sebastien and Adrienne find new uses for their parents' bed by West Elm.  Photo by: Barbel Miebach
    Sebastien and Adrienne find new uses for their parents' bed by West Elm.

    Photo by: Barbel Miebach

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  This chaise, found at a flea market and reupholstered in pink velvet adds texture to the decor.  Photo by: Barbel Miebach
    This chaise, found at a flea market and reupholstered in pink velvet adds texture to the decor.

    Photo by: Barbel Miebach

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  Linear spatial organization is great for encouraging air movement in homes with large windows at the front and back. Smaller windows along the length of the house also enhance the cooling effect of the wind.  Photo by: Barbel Miebach
    Linear spatial organization is great for encouraging air movement in homes with large windows at the front and back. Smaller windows along the length of the house also enhance the cooling effect of the wind.

    Photo by: Barbel Miebach

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  The couple raves about their radiant heating system, which pumps hot water through tubes concealed in the floors of the house. It's ideal for rooms with high ceilings and stone floors. They walk around barefoot all winter long and still manage to stay warm.  Photo by: Barbel Miebach
    The couple raves about their radiant heating system, which pumps hot water through tubes concealed in the floors of the house. It's ideal for rooms with high ceilings and stone floors. They walk around barefoot all winter long and still manage to stay warm.

    Photo by: Barbel Miebach

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