A Passive House and “Sauna Tower” Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley

A Passive House and “Sauna Tower” Join a 19th-Century Barn in the Hudson Valley

By Heather Corcoran / Photos by Brian W. Ferry
In New York, architecture and interiors firm BarlisWedlick creates an eclectic compound designed to suit a client with an idiosyncratic wish list.

Two hours north of New York City, an unusual barn emerges from a hill just off a country road. Its black siding and bright-red window frames hint at the imaginative playground inside. This space, with its rope-railed catwalk and indoor tent, is just one element of the multifaceted getaway architecture and design firm BarlisWedlick Architects designed for fund manager Ian Hague. Farther up the hill sits its counterpoint, a 1,800-square-foot home designed to meet strict Passive House Institute efficiency standards. 

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