This new three-story, 7,400-square-foot, single family home is situated on a sloping site in the Hudson River Valley. The design of this modern home was guided by its immediate surroundings – both the vistas provided by its perch above the Hudson River and the geological strata of the land. The overall form of the house draws its inspiration from the idea of a rock split open and hinged. The shifting volumes created by this concept allow for terraced areas that present stunning views of the river and the heavily forested land surrounding the property. The rhythm and feeling of the exterior is also expressed on the interior through the modular patterns in the built-in cabinetry, the shifting planes of the fireplaces, and the vertical striations in the wood floors and staircase.