In early 2015 Hughie and Jessica Coogan took a leap of faith and purchased this property to pursue their crazy dream of opening an artist residency and workshop space. They were envisioning a project where they could turn a place with great history into a site where their skills in the arts and cultural non-profits could intersect. Hughie is originally from Ireland, and the couple saw the space while visiting. When they returned to the U.S. they couldn’t get its potential out of their heads and decided to go for it! Jessica is now kept very busy running the residency and community projects.
Jessica is an American director and choreographer, formerly the Creative Director of New York based Lola Lola Dance Theatre. She has an MFA in dance from University of Michigan and has frequently worked in higher education. Hughie, who studied business and French, has worked internationally for various non-profits.
Our cats Cashel and Small Frank are always ready to greet visitors to Greywood. The dogs, Elvis and Miya, are also very friendly! You can always find our chickens pecking about behind the house, and we’re happy to share their fresh eggs with visitors.