Actor Mark Ruffalo lives with his wife and three children in upstate Sullivan County, NY along the Delaware River. We've been captivated by the idyllic setting ever since Nowness visited the family at home:
Photographs via Nowness.
Above: Vegetable garden, canoeing, barn. “The whole guiding idea for living upstate was to simplify,” says Ruffalo, who moved to upstate New York permanently five years ago.
Above: "There’s a lot of quiet in the country and there’s a lot of quietness in my children," says Ruffalo. For the full transcript of the interview with Ruffalo, see Nowness.
Above: Moving away from Hollywood was "the best thing I could have done for the family as a whole and for the kids in particular," says Ruffalo. " We’re letting them grow a little wild and we step in when it’s essential."
Above: Ruffalo co-founded nonprofit Water Defense, an environmental group that studies the connection between such “extreme energy extraction” methods as fracking and mountaintop removal and global warming.
Above: The carved bear (L) on the front porch is by American sculptor Forest Myers. Ruffalo's children found the turkey feathers and bones from deer on the property.
For another bucolic East Coast garden, see A Secret Garden: Fanciful Topiary in the Berkshires.