Living and working in New York for 20 years, J.Crew menswear designer Frank Muytjens needed a place where he could unwind and recharge after a busy week in the city. “The moment my dog, Dutch, jumps in the car to come up here to Hillsdale, it feels like we’re going on a mini vacation. I immediately relax. That’s the best feeling,” he says.
Frank found the place by chance about 16 years ago when he was in Upstate New York helping a friend renovate her home. He noticed a dilapidated and uninhabited little house on the same road that was later renovated by its new owners. “I loved the energy of the house — its rustic but elegant architecture appealed to me, and the gambrel roof and cedar shingles give it a timeless look.” Invite yourself into the 1,200-square-foot space that’s filled with treasure and above all, style.