Couple Builds Beautiful Eco-Friendly Dream Home in Upstate New York
Two partners—in life and business—build a sustainable home on an unassuming plot in upstate New York.
In realizing their dream to build a country retreat in upstate New York, Sandy Chilewich and Joe Sultan—proprietors of the textiles firm Chilewich|Sultan—eschewed a mountainous view for an understated wooded plot. At 800 square feet, the flat-roofed home is a modest structure for the expansive 10-acre property | Above Photo by Nicholas Calcott
Situated near the south-facing facade, the main living space is furnished with a Michel sectional from B&B Italia, Feel Good side chairs by Flexform, and a suspended Ergofocus fireplace from Focus | Photo by Nicholas Calcott
Residing at the home mostly by themselves, Chilewich and Sultan also use the living area as a bedroom to maximize space. Though they rarely close it, they sleep on a Murphy bed from Resource Furniture, which frees up room when guests are over | Photo by Nicholas Calcott
When folded down, deep navy-blue cushions give the effect of a lush headboard. While the home does not yet have a proper master bedroom, the couple plans to create an addition sometime next year | Photo by Nicholas Calcott
Furnished with Rakks shelving, a Blu Dot table, and a sofa bed from ABC Carpet & Home, the floor also includes a spacious guest bedroom. A bright-yellow color accent, painted onto the wall in Benjamin Moore’s Sunburst, acts as a subtle, minimalist headboard | Photo by Nicholas Calcott