If you like mid-century modern architecture, this home is perfection. Designed by leading architect, Milton Klein in 1967 (see examples of his other works here) it is every bit as modern today as it was when it was built. It was thoughtfully planned and designed to seamlessly blend with its environment by being nestled into a steep side of a mountain with a wooded landscape on all sides.
This home has a sliding door from every main floor room to the terraced courtyard in the back or to the expansive wrap around deck in the front. This includes the master suite, living room, dining room and kitchen. With so many glass walls, it is no wonder this iconic home is filled with an abundance of light even on the gloomiest days (which I personally witnessed last week). The view from the deck offers off-season views of the New York City skyline.
This architect planned extremely well so that the home’s beauty would equal its practicality. The floors are basically maintenance free since they are all travertine. Almost every wall has panels with built in closets. The doors are heavy solid wood and the amount of space is expansive.
The living room is perhaps the most dramatic space of all. There is a stone wall about 24 inches thick that separates the living room and dining room and continues all the way down to the lower level. There are 2 built-in wood burning fireplaces, a travertine built-in bench and a built-in bar. The ceilings are super high (maybe 11 feet) with recessed lighting and wood walls that have hidden doors for more storage. It has 2 walls of complete glass with sliding doors to the deck in the front and the courtyard in the back and makes an ideal space to entertain.
The living room – fireplaces are side by side and the slider goes to the deck
A close up view of the back patio from the living room
The master suite includes a wall of closets as well as 2 large walk in-closets with built-in dressers. It also includes “his and hers” separate baths and sliding doors to the stone patio. This amazing piece of modern architecture will be coming on the market soon and I feel privileged to have seen it a few times before it does.