BarlisWedlick Reinvents a Suburban New York Landmark as a Private Wellness Retreat

In Armonk, New York, BarlisWedlick Architects converted a land­ marked 1961 house by Jens Quistgaard into a private wellness retreat. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

An existing Douglas fir bridge leads to the main entrance. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

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Bridge Glass
Jockimo

The bridge motif extends with the entry’s version in Douglas fir and laminated, beaded low­iron glass. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

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Cushions, Mats
Bean Products

Formerly gracing the living room, now bookending the central studio, fireplaces were updated with mantels in local bluestone. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

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Beanbags
Woodnotes
Paneling
Aurubis

Beanbag chairs by Ulla Koskinen dot the studios’ refinished wengé floorboards. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

Local granite conceals the original brick of the lower level. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

Bronze gongs belong to a kinetic sound sculpture by Aaron Taylor Kuffner. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

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Kohler Co.: Sink.

Rohl: Sink Fittings.

Miele: Ovens.

Wolf: Cooktop.

Faber: Hood.

Sink
Kohler Co.
Sink Fittings
Rohl
Sink
Kohler Co.
Sink Fittings
Rohl
Oven
Miele
Cooktop
Wolf
Hood
Faber
Sink
Kohler Co.
Sink Fittings
Rohl
Oven
Miele
Cooktop
Wolf
Sink
Kohler Co.
Sink Fittings
Rohl
Oven
Miele
Cooktop
Wolf

Schist wraps custom kitchen cabinetry veneered in oak. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.a

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Beanbags
Woodnotes
Paneling
Aurubis

A smaller studio can multifunction as a lounge or, with the help of a custom Murphy bed, a guest room. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

Bedrock was blasted to add 1,000 square feet for a swimming pool and hot tub. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

The 27 acres descend to a lake. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

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Durat: Tub.

Watermark Designs: Tub Fittings, Shower Fittings.

3form: Privacy Panels.

Tub
Durat
Tub Fittings, Shower Fittings
Watermark Designs
Privacy Panels
3form

In a bath­room, gravel surrounds a solid­ surfacing tub and bluestone pavers. Photography by Peter Aaron/Otto.

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