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Residential Roundup: Mad About Mid-Century Modern

By Tyler R. Morrissey

Mid-Century Modern homes have been a popular style choice for decades since they made their debut in the mid to late 20th century. In 2017 home buyers flocked to these unique homes that are characterized by flat planes, large glass windows and open space.  Mid-Century Modern properties were constructed between 1945 and 1980 and take advantage of simplicity, becoming one with nature, encouraging residents to explore the world in new ways. According to Curbed, the Mid-Century Modern trend has deep roots through history and will be here to stay to for years to come.

180 Heatherdell Road – Ardsley, N.Y.

This one of a kind Mid-Century Modern house is set back on a private acre of land and was designed by a lead architect from Harrison & Abramovitz. He was a major contributor to many of the firm’s historic designs, including the lead architect on the United Nations and Albany Mall. Make your way up the floating oak staircase to the spacious living room with hardwood floors, where you can cozy up near the field stone fireplace. With great indoor-outdoor flow and plenty of natural light, this home features many of the hallmarks of Mid-Century Modern architecture.

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For more information: Beth Hargraves, 914.588.2826, beth.hargraves@juliabfee.com, Bernadette Haley, 917.940.5672, bernadette.haley@juliabfee.com

136 Inerlaken Road – Salisbury, Conn.

A true Mid-Century Modern built in 1957, this home resides on four and half acres and features spectacular views of the sunset. All on one level, this light-filled home offers large and gracious public rooms. The master suite with its wall of windows is situated privately in the back of the house, taking advantage of the beauty of the landscape. There have been many recent upgrades including central air conditioning, an in-ground heated pool and new appliances. An attached oversized garage easily fits two cars while allowing plenty of room for storage.

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For more information: Mimi Harson, 860.671.1557, mharson@williampitt.com

93 Highland Road – Scarsdale, N.Y.

This Mid-Century Modern home features a stunning wood-paneled living room, with a soaring floor-to ceiling fireplace and wall of windows. Enjoy easy living with three bedrooms on the second floor and two on the first. The home also has hardwood floors underneath wall-to-wall carpeting on the upper level. There’s a large, sunny family room that leads to a gorgeous in-ground pool and hot tub inside a fenced in yard. The rear of this wooded, professionally landscaped, half-acre property leads directly to area schools, and the home is conveniently located near the Metro North train station.

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For more information: Marilyn Berman, 914.582.7727, marilyn.berman@juliabfee.com

27 Bell Hill Road – Washington, Conn.

On nearly five acres in one of the most desirable areas of Litchfield County resides a Mid-Century Modern that offers jaw-dropping long views to the west while delivering complete privacy. Meticulously renovated within the past year, the three-bedroom, three-bath home is equipped with an array of modern amenities and designed with grand-scale windows that capture the surrounding vista. Boasting a bright, open living space with high-beamed ceilings and hardwood flooring throughout, the gourmet kitchen with French doors opens to a luxurious pool and patio area. Other outdoor amenities include a screened sunset porch, full-size paddleball court, sprawling lawn and a gravel drive accented by a stone wall.

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For more information: Mark Madonna, 917.284.8697, mmadonna@williampitt.com, Jeffery Phillips, 917.284.8276, jrphillips@williampitt.com

20 Lincoln Lane – Purchase, N.Y.

Enjoy this private retreat in an exclusive estate area. This sprawling contemporary ranch is centered around a sparkling courtyard pool with views and outdoor access from almost every room. Designed to let the outside feature prominently in every room, this house has the casual contemporary feel of the “Mad Men” era, perfect for entertaining inside and out. You can almost picture Don Draper and company hosting a party in the open and inviting living room. There are two separate wings for entertaining both formally and casually, as well as two separate bedroom wings. Once outside the home, follow the paths to a stone bridge over a babbling brook to your own tennis court, surrounded by specimen plantings.

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For more information: Christy Murphy, 914.262.7123, christy.murphy@juliabfee.com

729 Laurel Road – New Canaan, Conn.

A star of New Canaan’s mid-century modernism, well-known architect John Black Lee designed this home at 729 Laurel Road in the early 1950s. Its unique features lend itself to natural light and direct views of the moss-covered rocky site on over three acres. Constructed as a white box on stilts, the 1,500-square-foot residence features an International Style design that incorporates walls of glass and sliding glass doors, a flowing floor plan, white, minimalist interiors and small square skylights.

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For more information: Christine Williams, 203.856.7559, cwilliams@williampitt.com

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