Drew Lang explains his design work at Hudson Woods in the Catskills, emphasizing his desire to put nature first.

 

“I kept going back to the Hudson Valley, and especially the Catskills,” said Drew Lang, an architect in New York who developed Hudson Woods. “Because not only is it beautiful, with these natural characteristics, but there was so much pent-up energy in these towns and people doing such interesting things.”

Mr. Lang bought the land in 2013, building 26 homes, all but two of which have been sold. His design approach, he said, involved “putting nature first.” Mr. Lang did his best to minimize damage to the surrounding forest, he said, by consulting a landscape architect and a forester. He also partnered with nearby vendors, using light fixtures from a local designer, for instance, and stones that he found on site.

– Julie Satow, NY Times

 

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