The design of this exquisitely simple house in Armonk, New York, owes a lot to Mies van der Rohe. By architect Arthur Witthoefft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the house was built in 1963. Meticulously maintained, the residence is offered for sale for only the second time in its history. A spacious 5,039 square feet on 2.24 acres of land, the house is available for $4.2 million via Brian Milton at Compass.
The unique house was built with steel beams and stone aggregate; walls of glass blur the lines between indoors and out and make the most of the sylvan setting. A floating wraparound terrace and a 20’ domed atrium ensure even more light flows throughout the house.
The 35’ open-plan living/dining room revolves around the stunning original center fireplace (spectacular!), and there are original hardwood floors. In the kitchen, simple Leicht cabinetry with state-of-the art appliances creates a small but perfect kitchen. One thing to note about this house is how the owners used midcentury modern furniture to make the most of the space. The Saarinen dining set looks perfect with the lacquer kitchen cabinets, while the Barcelona chairs in the living room complement that fireplace.
Each of the five bedrooms has its own bathroom and sliding doors to the outside. The primary suite, in the corner of the house for privacy, includes 30′ of floor-to-ceiling glass; the bath offers a Japanese soaking tub and a steam shower for a true sanctuary feeling. There are two more en-suite bathrooms on this level.
On the lower level, accessed via the spiral staircase, there is a sizeable rec room with slouchy chairs to enjoy a movie. There is also a fourth en-suite bedroom as well as a large guest suite which its own sitting room, perfect for live-in staff or guests.
Outside, a large deck is available to make the most of the wooded setting, and a three-car garage, with the same sleek lines as the house, is nearby. Armonk is just 45 minutes away by train from New York City, making this a great home for commuters or weekenders, not to mention a rare, wonderful opportunity for the midcentury modern lovers.