The Rubber House Co (Artist colony & retreat)

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Entire home hosted by Dan

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 2.5 bathrooms
Designed by
Tom Pritchard
Featured in
The New York Times, August 2020
Interview Magazine, December 2018
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An architectural case study home nestled in prehistoric boulders, the Rubber House is a creative retreat available to artists, performers, academics, designers and anyone else seeking inspiration, calm and convivial seclusion.

To get a feel for the place, check out "Habitual Love" by Okay Kaya, a video shot recently at the Rubber House by our friend jk.

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The space
The Rubber House was built originally for the famed choreographer Eugene Loring and his partner, who was a chef. It was then owned by an Oscar-winning actor, who faithfully retained the original dance studio, industrial kitchen and muted, multi-toned pallet, whilst upgrading the master bathroom with a sumptuous double tub. It's unlike any house you've seen before, and is not a typical rural home. Instead it offers the experience Loring sought of "living in a work of art" in harmony with nature. A place of immense calm, beauty and inspiration.

The first home by architect Tom Pritchard, every detail has been designed with great care and attention. A story unfolds told in dappled light and tactile surfaces as you immerse yourself in the space and feel the passage of time and season in an elemental cocoon. The designer was given the freedom to embrace environmental innovations such as natural ventilation and a paint-free neoprene exterior, creating an influential case study and local landmark.
Situated on seven acres of rock-walled land, the house is nestled within a set of giant moss-covered prehistoric boulders. The grounds are left wild, providing sanctuary to a wealth of local life.

Located by the Mohonk nature preserve, there are wonderful hiking trails and lakes to explore nearby, whilst Hudson, Woodstock and New Paltz are in easy reach for food and diversion. Closer by, Stone Ridge has Emmanuel's, a great market for groceries, and Rosendale has a small art house cinema, and High Falls a number of cafes and bars. Easy to get to from NYC, it's however very hard to leave The Rubber House, and a great place to spend quality time with those near and dear. Friends seem to always be passing by on their way from Greenpoint to Nolita, or London to LA. It's a perfect retreat, with space to entertain in style.

The heart of the house is the vaulted glass chef's kitchen, open to the dining and living room, where Hella Jongerius's Polder sofa faces a fireplace and library to form a welcoming nook surrounded by floor to ceiling windows. A corridor - off which is a downstairs half bath - leads to the adjoining studio building. With sprung wooden floors, 20 foot skylit ceilings and a wall of dance mirrors and a barre, it's large enough to shoot a fashion story, practice yoga, rehearse a band or of course choreograph in. A daybed provides extra space for guests in the studio, or a comfy spot to watch films projected on the wall.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a fireplace, and 270 degree views over the private meadow and woods, with curved glass floor-to-ceiling windows and a wooden deck. Its en suite bathroom has a two-person tub that looks out into the woods. A guest suite and further bathroom is on the other side of a walkway through the glass atrium. There's a 'writer's tower' up another flight of stairs, with views over the rooftop, wood and fields.

A garage/mud room downstairs looks after a hammock which makes a happy companion outdoors on the lawn by the studio. The house has central heating, and is self ventilating in the summer. A manual explains how everything works, but should something not, a caretaker is on call locally who keeps an eye on the house for its current custodians, an American ballerina and a British editor.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common space
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Dryer
Bath
Private garden
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Accord, New York, United States

Stone Ridge is a few minutes away, and has a great market called Emmanuel's, as well as a farmers market and Lekker for breakfast/brunch. Nearby High Falls and Rosendale offer cute cafes like the Last Bite, Market Market and Kitchenette, as well as the tonier Canal House. New Paltz, Woodstock and Hudson are all within easy reach and have a wider selection, including Marzocco-standard coffee shops like Hudson Coffee Traders, Bread Alone and Swallow. To/from NY you'll be able to pass by Dia Beacon or Storm King sculpture park en route. Near the house is Mohonk, both a beautiful nature reserve and a giant creepy old Shining style hotel/spa. Hiking and climbing is popular in the Gunks, and skiing is an hour or so further north. The house itself is set in several acres and is great to experience each season, when we're there we rarely leave the property and prefer to cook and relax with family and friends. It's blissfully quiet, intimate and convivial. One of the nicest things about going upstate is that you appreciate the city after having a chance to escape it.

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House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animals
Carbon monoxide alarm

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