Why We Became Mid-Century Partners
Although both of us have an appreciation for well-designed, well-constructed homes attributed to other periods, we’re particularly drawn to the elegant simplicity of Mid-Century Modern homes. We’re on the phone to one another immediately when one of these exciting properties comes to the market, whether it’s a lovingly preserved masterpiece or a neglected treasure begging to be restored.
With a background in Fine Art, and years of experience on our side, we feel more than qualified to provide an online meeting place for all of you who are equally thrilled by these very special places. And we understand why you’re compelled to seek out the dramatic architectural designs and natural materials that exemplify the Mid-Century style.
There aren’t many of the finest examples still available because many were torn down to make way for much larger, more elaborate homes. We rejoice in the recent resurgence of interest in this period, not only because we love to see them and to sell them, but because we believe it’s so very important to save them. They’re a vital part of the story of architecture, especially because they represent a period in our history that was super-charged with American innovation, experimentation and discovery.
One of the wonderful advantages for the owner of a Mid-Century home is the fact that the architect or others who worked on the house may still be alive and willing to offer advice and support. Original drawings are often available, and sometimes photos of the original furniture. You may even find the “dream come true” situation where the home is almost a museum of the era!
We look forward to working with you and for you as your adventure unfolds.
Andrea brings to this new partnership 17 years of experience in real estate sales. She is the number one realtor in Home Sales in both Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow as per the Multiple Listing Service. Working throughout Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland Counties, she has always been fascinated with Mid-Century Modern architecture and design. But her ‘client first’ philosophy sets her apart. This means being accessible, a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to a client’s needs. Let Andre help you find the perfect Mid-Century Modern home.
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Ellen Hilburg has been a highly successful realtor in the Hudson Valley for more than thirty years. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and The California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where she immersed herself in the history of architecture. The Mid-Century American style became a passion for her and she was an aficionado well before the current outbreak of “Mid-Century Fever.” Ellen has shown and sold a number of period homes that managed to survive the decades and emerge in triumph to a new popularity!
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Updated: 8th May, 2017