A living room with large windows overlooking a lake.

Hudson Valley Residence

Tour a Modern House with Hudson River Views Near Rhinebeck, New York

High above the Hudson River, an architect hones his vision of pared-down simplicity. Even minimalists can get the urge to downsize.

Two decades ago architect Steve Mensch designed a clean-lined, Zenlike house for his family next to a waterfall on 25 acres near Rhinebeck, New York. Over the years the property grew to include another half-dozen pavilions on some 600 acres.

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