The Hudson River House plays with ideas of view and frame taken from the Hudson River School paintings. The long site is framed by trees along both property lines. This gives rise to the form of the house as long framing device. Likewise, the iconic tree in foreground landscape gives rise to the double viewframe of the public/private programs of the house.
Within the double viewframes, smaller framing conditions develope a more intimate scale by the placement of structural walls around light aperatures. These lightwells join the programs of the house: One joining the public programs of living room, terrace, bedroom, studio, and study.
Understood as a retirement house for a woman suffering physical disablilities and her husband, necessary distances of travel are small while changes in view are vast.