A country house in the middle of a forest in Upper Hudson Valley, New York was used by its owners as a weekend home . As years went by there was a need for additional space for bedrooms as well as renovation off the entire house which its owners called „the cabin“. At the same time, it was also decided to renovate and optimize the home design. The original country house and its surroundings had a very special atmosphere that the Architect wanted to keep, and it was important to keep the special country side environment and have it seen and felt from inside and outside. The owners were ready to make changes and wanted a slightly more modern attitude. Having seen the amazing placement of the house, and appreciating its environment, the Architect decided to try and keep the country look of the house, but at the same time create a little more minimalistic and modern look. The extensions were planned on both sides of the existing house, one in front and the other at the back in a way that the original house structure was kept as is in the middle. The 2 new extensions have different heights than the original house. The front extension added a foyer entrance and a mudroom, and the back extension added bedrooms in its 2 stories. During the renovation all the structure, old and new got the same finishing materials for its elevations, siding, shingles, doors windows etc to create one look combining old and new. All the interior spaces were treated with the same materials. The old was renovated and the new spaces followed the same concept of. design that basically was „country, but modern“, a concept that is quite different from all the traditional country homes in the area.