Modern Home: TinkerBox - HV Contemporary Homes

Featured in dezeen | February 15, 2017 | article by Jenna McKnight, dezeen

Studio MM clads Hudson Valley hillside cabin in blackened wood

“American firm Studio MM Architect has created a modern holiday dwelling for a forested site in upstate New York, which features a giant front door and a garage for its car-lover owner.

“Called Tinkerbox, the residence is located in Kerhonkson, a hamlet situated about 100 miles (160 kilometres) north of Manhattan.”

TinkerBox Guest House - Waterfalls Properties - A Community of Hudson Valley Contemporary Homes

Featured in ArchDaily | January 31, 2017 

TinkerBox | Studio MM Architect

“From the architect: The exterior cladding gave us a special chance to join in on the build process.  We researched the Japanese technique of charring wood called shou sugi ban and decided that it was something we wanted to tackle on our own. Working with premium cedar siding, we charred and finished the wood prior to installation, giving it a unique and durable finish. Inset gutters maintain the sleek silhouette of the house while retaining full functionality..”

Modern Home Hudson Valley - Creek House by Studio MM Architect

Featured in Hudson Valley Magazine | January 12, 2017 | article by John Hill, Houzz

This Modern Ulster County Home Puts Nature in the Spotlight

“If this were my weekend house, I know exactly where I would plant myself: in the lounge chair next to the window wall and its stunning view.”

“Since the focus is on the outdoors (it is a weekend house, after all), the exterior design uses natural materials to fit the site, and the interior is predominantly white, to put the trees and creek on display.”

Lantern Ridge House by Studio MM Architect

Featured in AGENT

6 Amazing Rural Hideaways in New York

“Lantern House is a secluded home located in the forest of Kerhonkson, New York, designed by Studio MM Architect. The stunning residence fits in with its surroundings and provides an ideal isolated location for creativity and innovation.”

Lantern Ridge House by Studio MM Architect

Featured in INHABITAT, NYC | April 18, 2016 | article by Lucy Wang

Eco-friendly Home Glows like a Lantern…

“This beautiful home nestled in the woods of the Hudson Valley may be hard to spot during the day, but pass by at night and you’ll see the typically obscured dwelling light up like a lantern through the trees.

“The project’s strong connection to the environment provided opportunities to utilize materials and technologies that would enhance and sustain the very nature from which the house draws its strength,” write the architects. In addition to providing panoramic views, the carefully placed openings also maximize winter sun, facilitate natural ventilation, and minimize summer solar gain.”

Modern Residential Design - Studio MM Architect

Featured in ArchDaily | March 19, 2016

Lantern Ridge House featured on ArchDaily!

“Oriented to face both sunrise and sunset, this hinge point is created by the convergence of two private wings that contain separated accommodations for our clients and their guests. A continuous wood ceiling shelters an exterior deck and the glass façade, which focuses expansive views, connects the clients with the immediate natural environment, and provides a consistently sunlit space…”


Creek House, photograph from TRNK

In Love with the Creek House

“Amidst the sleepy town of Kerhnokson, nestled in Upstate New York’s lesser known Ulster County, there sits a single home, unlike any of its peers. A striking, contemporary structure, surrounded by tall trees…”

“And then, of course, we fell in love with this particular home itself. It was a such a remarkable and unusual property, but perfectly fitting for our sense of design. It’s by an incredibly delightful and talented architect named Marica McKeel. Her firm is Studio MM in NYC. Our home was the first of its kind, but she’s currently developing three new properties in a similar style.” – Brad Lande

Holiday Entertaining with Brad Lande and Andrew Shannon, published by TRNK