Located on a five-acre rocky outcrop, The Mountain Retreat is a fusion of a lifted bar and a two story bar for a weekend home in the Catskills, NY. The Mountain Retreat trades in overwhelming city skyscrapers and the scuttle of yellow cabs for sweeping views of the Catskill Mountains and hawks gliding over the thermals below. The client, who loves mountain biking and rock climbing, had camped out on the hilltop during the setting of the house to determine the best spot, angle and orientation for his new escape. The resulting artifact is a retreat carefully crafted into its unique surroundings. The Mountain Retreat comfortably provides an efficient 1,800 square foot indoor and outdoor living and entertaining experience.