upstate ny


The first house designed by American architect Philip Johnson has been put up for sale by its owners, after 55 years living in the Upstate New York residence.

On the market for $1 million (£775,000), the Booth House was built in 1946 in Bedford, New York – close to the modernist haven of New Canaan, Connecticut, where Johnson later built the iconic Glass House for himself.


I’d further supplement that the Capital District extends as far as Saratoga, but that’s just me.

I will allow the use of ‘upstate’ as a directional (”I’m heading upstate”), but not as a regional indicator for anything below Lake George.

And seriously, Buffalo, get your shit together with this ‘pop’ nonsense. You’re the only other bastion of blue once you go west of Schenectady. Keep it together.