Glen Falls House

Glen Falls House is a boutique resort located in the Catskills region of New York State. First built in 1881 as a family farm, the property was converted into a resort in the 1940’s. Throughout the mid-20th century, the resort experienced popularity and expansion, as cottages, motels, and a tavern were built to accompany the original farmhouse.

In May 2017, the property was purchased by two partners with backgrounds in New York City hospitality and nightlife. They brought to Glen Falls House a desire to refresh and revitalize, and to transform the resort into a woodland haven for creativity and leisure; a destination for wayward urbanites and a focal point for the local region.

Nocturnal Medicine joined the team as lead designers, heading a comprehensive redesign of Glen Falls House’s campus and interiors. Our approach was grounded in past, present, and future; we aimed to bring a sensitive hand to the existing spaces, tuning into and preserving elements of the existing character while making precise interventions to update and transform. At the heart of the design is an aim to let the outside in—to inject into the expected rural experience of upstate New York the strange, alien nature of the woods.

 
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Type: Master Planning, Interior Design

Year: 2018

Location: Round Top, NY

Client: Glen Falls House

Collaborators: Sarah Kantrowitz

 

Before

A guest room before redesign.

A guest room before redesign.

The restaurant before redesign.

The restaurant before redesign.

 

After

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View from inside the on-site restaurant, Trotwood

View from inside the on-site restaurant, Trotwood

 
The solarium in morning

The solarium in morning

 
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Our collaged rendering of the lobby

Our collaged rendering of the lobby

 
 
 
The dining room.

The dining room.

 
 
 
An external illuminated rock wall shares space with the diners

An external illuminated rock wall shares space with the diners

 
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sit on it, lie on it, be read aloud to

let water droplets fall from a leaf to your nose

kiss the rounded plump parts