Dutchess House Is a Glittering Jewel Box of a Country Retreat

Nestled in the heart of Duchess County, in upstate New York, Dutchess House No 1. is an aluminum clad hideaway with a surprisingly warm and cozy interior.

This sustainable weekend retreat was designed by Grzywinski+Pons for a couple based in New York City.

Dutchess House Is a Glittering Jewel Box of a Country RetreatS

Its exterior is clad in aluminum shingles and accented with IPE wood panels for sustainably harvest lumber. A small matching guest house sits on the property, designed to accomodate visitors as well as to be rented out on its own.

Dutchess House Is a Glittering Jewel Box of a Country RetreatS

Inside, hot water is provided via on-demand water heaters, to minimize costs—and the floors are equipped to provide radiant heating or cooling as needed.

Dutchess House Is a Glittering Jewel Box of a Country RetreatS

LED lighting, high efficiency appliances, dual flush toilets and low flow fixtures make the rest of the home's interior both low maintenance and eco-friendly. Its bright white design aesthetic, along with strategically placed doors and windows, keep the rooms light and fresh. [Inhabitat]

Images courtesy Matthew Grzywinski