A Glass House in Upstate New York Welcomes a Moody Standalone Studio

Designed by General Assembly, the converted barn provides a cozy counterpoint to its transparent neighbor.

When a young New York family moved upstate into a modernist glass house built in 1969, they wanted to turn the home’s sister structure—a converted barn with foundations dating from the 1700s—into a flexible live/work studio for visitors and at-home working. Brooklyn-based firm General Assembly embraced the 800-square-foot building’s layered history, creating a cozy, inward-focused space to contrast the airy transparency of the main home.

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