The start of construction for any project is both exhilarating and terrifying.
The process of conceiving of an idea, convincing a client, preparing plans with a variety of consultants, setting budgets and getting approvals is complex and often intense. But nothing compares to that day when the first shovel is filled or the first hammer struck. It is an auspicious moment full of possibility, trepidation and reverence. October 20, 2017 was that day for a Hudson Valley private residence designed by Spacesmith, set in a pastoral valley surrounded by mountains, a river and gentile country neighbors. After eighteen months of planning, the tractors have arrived! Please enjoy this video by photographer Michael Altobello that celebrates this day and the land that is the site of a future home.