A selection of nice things that nice people have written about us..
SULLIVAN COUNTY DEMOCRAT
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 2023
"In late 2022, after more than a year-and-a-half of back-and-forth, the couple officially became the new owners of the cider mill building and the various buildings on the well-known property....
...They hope to get a cider press running again, as well as adding a commercial kitchen and creating a space akin to those they remember from their own childhoods when a Sunday morning meant “having a ramble in the countryside,” as Roberts calls it, before heading somewhere to sit and have tea or coffee. In Roberts’ memory it was a place children would be able to buy hard candy, in Åberg’s there would have been ice cream."
PUBLISHED 2023 BY RIZZOLI BOOKS
"As a result of their seemingly boundless creative energy, Anna and tom's business evolved from Airbnb hospitality to a significant design studio that restores and builds homes....
In an ongoing quest to create the perfect place, using the experience of restoring a dozen local homes, anna and Tom designed the Homestedt House, a partially modular structure that comes in several sizes and layouts and can be built within six months."
PUBLISHED MARCH 2022
"The two cabins are the work of husband and wife Anna Aberg and Tom Roberts, who decamped upstate and launched design and hospitality company Homestedt. In addition to their many design services—interiors, ground-up builds, and graphic design—the couple runs a housewares shop stocked with rustic essentials at 6 Pearl Street in Livingston Manor and offers several cabins and holiday houses for rent, too."
NEW YORK TIMES
SUNDAY STYLES PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2019
"The name of the Livingston Manor Fly Fishing Club may recall the elite private fishing clubs of the old-school Catskills angling community, but this creekside glamping village — where annual memberships cost hundreds not thousands of dollars, and the benefits are tailored to weekenders — is the millennial set’s take....
....The property includes a clubhouse, greenhouse andtrail through the woods to the edge of the Willowemoc Creek, where a hand-built banquet table runs parallel to the waterfront. Benches are strewn with fur pelts. Lights are strung in the trees. Guests and members stay in bedrooms in the main clubhouse, or in canvas tents equipped with a rustic take on luxury amenities, several of them Swedish: Sandqvist bags, Stutterheim raincoats, and sheets by Lexington Company, a bedding brand in Stockholm."
PUBLISHED 2019 BY GESTALTEN
"LMFFC has quickly built a dedicated community of mostly young professionals, weekend escapees from New York and other cities seeking some way to identify more socially and spiritually, to redefine themselves not only as capital-generating units but as organic individuals in a natural world, albeit one that - with deforestation, habitat loss, and rampant species extinction - has dramatically shrunk in their lifetimes. On weekends they gather here by the river in groups to fish, hike, sit in saunas or by the campfire, farm, craft, forage and hopefully gain perspective."
PUBLISHED JULY 2023
"Local design firm Homestedt (a husband-and-wife team of former Brooklynites who made the Catskills their full-time home, nudge, nudge) meticulously restored this 1930s hospital with a focus on natural materials and the luxury that comes from well-made things. From beechwood utensils and enamel serveware to pots and induction stovetops, everything you need to make simple home-cooked meals is right there in your country-style kitchen."
PUBLISHED JANUARY 2023
"The home’s attention to detail defines Blackberry House as crafted rather than just built. The shou sugi ban exterior lends a sense of drama upon arrival that continues indoors by applying the technique to interior accent walls and furniture. The first thing you see upon entering is the 22-foot vaulted ceiling of the open-plan living space, anchored by a high-efficiency wood stove. The black stone countertops and tile in the kitchen contrast with the white oak floors that tie together the kitchen, dining, and living spaces."
PUBLISHED JUNE 2019
"Homestedt acts as a concierge service for individuals and groups who are looking for a more curated camping experience. Whether you are looking to host a company outing or an alternative bachelorette weekend, Homestedt will customize a retreat for groups up to a hundred people. An agenda might include a local farm tour, or fly fishing lessons by the riverfront. If you hate planning, sign up for one of the pre-organized, all-inclusive weekends where you’re encouraged to mingle and have a true adult “camp” experience. Don’t worry if you’re missing the right gear: each room at the Fly Fishing Club comes with accessories like Sutterheim raincoats, Sandqvist bags, and Lexington Company sheets—all of which will soon be for sale at Homestedt’s physical store in Livingston Manor later this summer."
PUBLISHED JULY 2021
"The couple are now an integral part of the creative community that first appealed to them. Their home goods and design store just off Livingston Manor’s Main Street bears the same name as their company Homestedt, which focuses on home design, construction and lodging for a range of clients, including Callicoon’s new Seminary Hill Orchard and Cidery, for whom they designed the eight apartment boarding house as well as the cidery’s branding and visual design."