What motivated the move upstate? Did you have any prior relationship with the town/area?
Brad: Dear friends of ours have a house near High Falls, and I came to visit them in the summer, several years ago. I really fell in love with the area - the quality of nature, the people here. Andrew grew up on the South Coast of England, so he's always liked being near nature. And I grew up riding horses and in a town just outside of Portland, Oregon, so being in the Catskills, near the mountains and the trees, feels a lot like home.
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.