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  • Interior Designer, Architect
  • Home Base: New York City
  • Weekend Home: Catskill Village

Based in NYC, Juan studied architecture in Mexico City and Australia and works mostly as an interior designer for a wide range of international clients. For the last 17 years, Juan and his partner David Usborne have had different weekend homes in the Hudson Valley, including for several years in Hudson. They recently moved across the river to a house they renovated in Catskill Village with breathtaking views of the Rip Van Winkle bridge and, beyond, Olana, the State Historic Site. See House Beautiful November 2017

Juan's shortlist for the Hudson Valley

Deer Mountain Inn

Tannersville, NY

“Get one of the six cozy rooms in this perfect little mountain gem located in one of the arts and crafts cottages built in the 1880s for the Colgate Family. Serene wooded grounds for an idyllic weekend”.


Instagram @deermountaininn

790 Co Rd 25, Tannersville, NY 12485, USA - map  • 
(518) 589-6268

“Saturday mornings start with a short ride to Athens, NY to bring back home irresistible bread and pastries that our guests devour over breakfast and well throughout the day!”


Instagram @bonfigliobread

44 2nd St, Athens, NY 12015, USA - map  • 
(518) 444-4705

“My favorite museums are always situated in the houses of the artists or collectors (Frick Collection, Sir John Soane Museum, Luis Barragan house). Cedar Grove will transport you to the world of romanticism of the Hudson River School.”


218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414, USA - map  • 
(518) 943 7465

“Because it’s not all about eating, drinking and shopping, walk or bike the very handsome Rip Van Winkle bridge which connects Hudson and Catskill. The bridge is about one mile long and the views of the Hudson and the mountains are beyond rewarding."


Hudson River, Catskill, NY 12414 - map  • 

“Won’t say much more than this, hiking to the Kaaterskill falls is a day that will live in your memory forever.”


Instagram #kaaterskillfalls

Hunter, NY 12436 - map  • 

“You didn’t know you needed a workshop class in wreath-making until you meet Todd and Carter, the talented duo behind this little wonder of a shop in the cutest hamlet of Oakhill, NY.”


7829 NY-81 Oak Hill, NY 12460, USA - map  • 
(973) 493-7483

“The only scented candles you will ever need and the most perfect houseguest present. Hint, hint.”


Instagram @thevillagecommon

404 Main Street, Catskill, NY 12414 - map  • 


Kinderhook, NY

“Randall Dawkins has the most exquisite taste and the best classical antiques. His house-shop is a source of inspiration."


Instagram @acroterion

Kinderhook NY, 12106, NY, USA, By Appointment Only - map  • 
(917) 656 5863

“We are still waiting for a favorite restaurant west of the Hudson but for now, we tend to cross the river to this eccentric happy tiny place. A true oasis of realness serving yummy Latin staples with a smile.”


Instagram @lildebsoasis

747 Columbia St, Hudson, NY 12534 - map  • 
(518) 828-4307

“Close the night with a classic. We basically moved to Hudson 16 years ago because of this place. Alana and Denise are as much part of the fun as Casandra’s gin-tonics”.


Instagram @reddothudson

321 Warren St, Hudson, NY 12534 - map  • 
(518) 828-3657