This piece on Susan Orlean and her husband John Gillespie, Jr’s custom built home in southern Columbia County is a few years old, but the slideshow with guided house tour-voiceover by Orlean is worth a visit.

The stone, glass and wood architecture is stunning and inviting.  This is a house to be lived in (and entertained in).  The windows!  The fireplace!  The built-ins!  The 100-person birthday parties!

Views of the Taconic and Berkshire hills can be seen from every room.

Check it out.