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The Secret Life of Bees

Tucked away on a secluded piece of NY farmland, this home’s ethos is about effective use of space. Of the cottage/craftsman aesthetic, the full timber frame has an open living area and master suite on the main level with smaller privatized spaces. The second story has the view, with peeks to a nearby river; this waterway was the focus—with the house designed to provide opportunities to enjoy the sound of the water. A screened porch on the northeast side protrudes into the woods, and a garden with plans for bees brings the inhabitants through the transition from field to forest.

Location: Ithaca, NY