A Pinwheel-Shaped Cottage in Upstate New York Packs a Lot of Living Space Into a Single Room

A Pinwheel-Shaped Cottage in Upstate New York Packs a Lot of Living Space Into a Single Room

By Sam Lubell / Photos by Brian W. Ferry
Architect Tal Schori of GRT Architects crafts a brick-clad retreat for his parents.

At the end of a meandering driveway that rises over a tree-dotted hill, a small, faceted structure comes suddenly into view, edged against a brown horse fence. Below it, cradled in an expanse of green, is a sparkling lake. "We like to reveal things gradually, to allow the views and the experience to develop," says architect Tal Schori, who is visiting the site, located in New York’s Dutchess County, with a guest on a September day. 

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