Why choose a Mid-Century Modern Specialist as Your Agent?

Ellen Hilburg and Andrea Martone offer a unique vision of Mid-Century Modern Homes. They have an unusual passion for the history, architecture and the designer/architects of the mid-century contemporary homes in the lower Hudson River region of New York.

Together they will become your “personal shoppers,” opting to show your the best listings as they pop up on the market. Remember, not all Mid-Century homes are the treasures you’d hope to expect.  Some have been “updated” so much that the original beauty cannot be rediscovered. Others have become orphans of style in the midst of deteriorating or vastly changed locations. We will pass on knowledge not only of period design, but of location, the state of repair/disrepair, and the value of your investment.

PROPERTIES

Usonia, NY – The lower Hudson River’s bastion of Mid-Century masterpieces…

Frank Lloyd Wright’s dream for a utopian community began in the 1930’s within a hundred acres north of New York City. No stamped out designs of row houses, properties set apart to grow into the pristine locale, smartly made and simple to maintain.

Imagine a chance to become part of this historic, environmental development. Many of the homes featured on this page represent the original set of Mid-Century Modern designs initiated by F. L. Wright and his students, including David Henken and Arron Resnick.

So please take advantage of an amazing opportunity to browse and perhaps purchase a place in the heart of what’s been called, “America’s Most Pristine Community.”

Whenever one comes up for sale, buyers have a unique opportunity to reside in a home with modern beauty and history of Usonia, as featured below…

“Toyhill,” or the Mid-Century Modern marvel known as the Sol Friedman House, was the first of the three Frank Lloyd Wright homes built in his dream community of Usonia in Pleasantville, NY. Marked by its three mushroom-like concrete slabs – two on the house and one covering the garage port – the home’s fort-like stonework and circular window walls rise up amid surrounding hardwoods, as if the place was planted by hand.

Styled as part of an “organic community,” this magnificent house has withstood the test of time and remains as breathtaking as the day the Friedman family moved in. And it can be yours…

11 Orchard Brook Drive, Pleasantville, NY 10570 (MLS # 4747068)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $1,500,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,164 sq ft
Lot Size 1.25 ac
The Sol Friedman House is an extraordinary masterpiece designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, nested on a bucolic site in renowned Usonia. Documented by architectural photographer Ezra Stoller and featured in numerous publications including Architectural Forum and the NY Times. Full-time home or amazing hidden retreat up a private drive approximately 50 minutes north of Manhattan. Presenting home-as-art, an innovative overlapping circular masonry design uniting structure and nature. Inside, the curving living space gives a sense of movement and connectivity to the outside, not unlike a tree house floating in the woods. Magnificent stone center fireplace & marvelous oak built-ins and furniture, designed by Wright himself, shows his genius in their utility. Just adjacent to the main house, atop the properties rising stone wall is a distinctive concrete formed pedestal carport; a mushroom seemingly growing up from the ground. A private residence respected and cherished.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 10/30/2017 Tract Usonia
Year Built 1948 Community Mount Pleasant
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Houlihan Lawrence Inc.

(view all details for MLS #4747068)


David Henken’s Anderson House is a classic Usonia “everyman” home that has only been on the market twice in its 67 year history. It’s sharply angled deck alone will take your breath away – masterfully standing to face mature woods. Angles are the key to walls made to support an endless glass flow. This home epitomizes the core of Frank Lloyd Wright’s dream of living within nature in so many ways – a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy a tribute to Mid-Century Modern design.

6 Usonia Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570 (MLS # 4736750)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $725,000
Beds 3
Baths 1 bath
Home size 1,856 sq ft
Lot Size 41,321 sqft
Only second time available, and thoughtfully refreshed by current owners/custodians, The Anderson House, 1950 by Frank Lloyd Wright’s favorite engineer/designer, David Henken. Inviting entrance draws you in with its architectural overhead detail. Once inside, an immediate warmth is experienced with finishes of wood complimented by signature masonry scored floors. The envelope opens upon entering the main social spaces with views of the outdoors from every room. The original galley kitchen has been smartly updated opening to dining & living area for ease of entertaining family & friends. A wonderful wrap-around deck was created in keeping with the architecturally designed rising roof line. Don’t miss the wonderful family room/artist studio just off the bedroom wing! A beautiful and privately sited home in unique Usonia.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 10/10/2017 Tract Usonia
Year Built 1950 Community Mount Pleasant
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Houlihan Lawrence Inc.

(view all details for MLS #4736750)

Other featured homes from Mid-Century Modern Hudson Valley….

The early Dutch explorers named Hook Mountain, “The Tedious Hook” because it took so long to sail past this immense palisade alongside the lower Hudson River. Today it is a protected bird sanctuary and undeveloped state park.

Imagine living just below its summit in a contemporary hip-roofed masterpiece updated starting with its gorgeous marble baths, painstakingly matched hardwood floors, natural counter tops all set amid a spacious mid-century split-level interior – so close to the river and within hiking distance to one of most pristine areas in NYC area. Start by letting the photos speak to your heart!

646 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960 (MLS # 4727195)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $1,399,000
Beds 4
Baths 4 baths
Home size 3,078 sq ft
Lot Size 1.20 ac
Perfectly updated mid-century iconic classic,with luxe appointments throughout. Designed with the aesthetics of the "Sixties" lifestyle, and set on a private acre with views of Upper Nyack's bucolic Hook Mountain. Open, airy spacious design; marble entry foyer with custom stainless steel railings framing the natural flow of kitchen, livingroom, and den area to the 3 upper level bedrooms. Fantastic high level kitchen with top grade appliances;Subzero Refig,Garland Range,Bosch wall oven and Dishwasher,Thermador warming oven, granite counters and wine cooler. Living room has a new custom entertainment bar with a stunning custom-built free-form cherry counter, and an understated fireplace with granite hearth. Large MBR suite with Carerra marble bath, including tub & separate rain shower; walk-in closets. Lower level includes guest suite (w/imported tile bath); large family room with full-wall slate surround fireplace; personal gym. Glass doors open to several levels of bluestone patios.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 10/5/2017 Tract
Year Built 1961 Community Clarkstown
Garage Spaces n/a County Rockland County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with William Raveis Baer & McIntosh

(view all details for MLS #4727195)


Fashioned by the Romans, the clerestory windows later used in medieval cathedrals were created to draw in the light of heaven, an effect brought into the design of this beautiful Scarsdale home. This a setting created to put light on every inch of its space, which not only brings the modern interior to life, but ushers in the tree-studded estate. Plus there’s a large deck to enhance outdoor living with quaint Asian-like gardens that glow at night under a beautiful lighting system.

12 Seely Place, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (MLS # 4718490)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $1,895,000
Beds 5
Baths 4 baths
Home size 4,000 sq ft
Lot Size 15,681 sqft
Situated in stunning natural beauty, this classic 4/5 bedroom 3.5 bath modern masterpiece brings the best of the outdoors right inside. Surrounded by walls of glass, the views are awe inspiring. Sleek lines lend themselves to an open casual lifestyle. Sophisticated chef's kitchen with state of the art finishes. High ceilings, wood floors including tiger wood floors in the master bedroom, stone floors, dual-sided gas fireplace in the living room/sun room, terraced sitting areas for outdoor entertaining decorated by mature plantings create a feeling of peace. Spacious master bedroom suite features a spa-like bath, tranquil large deck with its own built-in putting green will having you saying Om. Wonderful convenient location close to schools, Scarsdale train and village. Zen-like vibe in Old Edgemont. Namaste!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/13/2017 Tract
Year Built 1924 Community Greenburgh
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #4718490)


The Mianus River Gorge is one of the most interesting natural and geological parks in Westchester County. This unique place sits adjacent to a Mid-Century Modern home built in 1965 by Frank Lloyd Wright-trained architect, Vito Fossela who must’ve taken inspiration for his design from the Gorge preserve, as he selected building materials from a global list of resources, including Italian marble, Burmese teak, Mozambique hardwood, and New England flagstone to create a masterpiece dwelling that embraces the spirit of the woods and geological topography.  

21 Gorge Lane, Pound Ridge, NY 10576 (MLS # 4733165)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $1,650,000
Beds 4
Baths 5 baths
Home size 5,804 sq ft
Lot Size 2.03 ac
A rare opportunity to own a mid-century modern mini-estate designed and built by Vito Fosella who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright. Mr. Fosella is known for using the finest materials in his quality craftsmanship. This unique property, set in woodlands, is ready to be refreshed back to its intended glory. Spacious common rooms with vaulted beamed ceilings incorporate handcut stone, Burma teak cabinetry, imported Italian marble, radiant-heated flagstone, Mozambique wood floors, 4" oak floors, floating staircases, and floor to ceiling stone fireplaces. The main house, 3-story guest cottage, and tea house access nature, stone patios and balconies through doors of glass all around. Beautiful wooded views, gardens, and rock outcroppings can be enjoyed from every room. This spectacular property abuts the Mianus Preserve and gorge. Conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, schools, outdoor recreation, Stamford train station, and major roads.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/12/2017 Tract
Year Built 1965 Community Pound Ridge
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Houlihan Lawrence Inc.

(view all details for MLS #4733165)


Not all Mid Century Modern homes are grandiose. This Dobbs Ferry gem offers the attributes of Mid Century design within 1600 square feet. Indeed the streamlined layout and orientation to its tree lined lot are reminiscent of a hip 1950’s pad, yet with all the modern conveniences for your contemporary lifestyle.

55 Magnolia Drive, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 (MLS # 4725431)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $895,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 baths
Home size 1,625 sq ft
Lot Size 10,323 sqft
Think hip, sophisticated, functional, and streamlined and you will have this distinctive mid-century modern home. The universally popular minimalist design has transcended time to entice a whole new generation of savvy homebuyers with a sense of nostalgia and style. This remarkable home fits the bill to a tee. A flat roof, angular details and asymmetrical profiles with an expansive wall of sliders, clean lines and a wide, open floor plan blend to create a laid-back, “on vacation” ambiance year-round. There is a sense of simplicity & integration with nature which blurs the distinction between interior and exterior boundaries giving you air to breathe and landscapes to admire. The heart of the home is the seemingly endless living room which leads to a perfectly proportioned deck overlooking an ideally flat and symmetrical yard, complete with a beech tree that has seen a century of Hudson River winters. In desirable Riverview Manor with seasonal river views & only 35 minutes from NYC!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/25/2017 Tract
Year Built 1955 Community Greenburgh
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage

(view all details for MLS #4725431)


This unique contemporary home aptly reflects the arches of the nearby Double Arch Bridge and Tunnel, a Westchester County landmark rooted in the construction of Old Croton Aqueduct from the early 19th century. Don’t miss this chance to own such a unique property located in the wooded streets of Dobbs Ferry, along the lower Hudson River.

125 Southlawn Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 (MLS # 4734381)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $1,299,000
Beds 4
Baths 4 baths
Home size 2,622 sq ft
Lot Size 9,626 sqft
Mid-Century Modern w/River Views. Featuring grand picture windows, this 4BR/4BA Riverview Manor home w/access to the Aqueduct is bathed in natural light. Enter thru a gated trellis w/slate steps to private courtyard & charming patio. A massive fieldstone fpl anchors the main fl, replete w/dramatic bowed cedar ceilings designed by a Norwegian shipwright A glassed-walled, sunken LR/DR w/2 dbl swing drs to full-width deck offers spectacular winter river vistas. En suite, main-fl MBR is bright w/plate glass & drs to deck for sunset evenings facing Ramapo Range. Kitchen features sleek rosewood Formica cabinets & adjacent b’fast area. Also on 1st level: a sunny 2nd BR, full bath & home office w/floor-to-ceiling windows that captures the southern sun. Expansive, light-filled LL offers 3rd BR w/entrance & walk-out FR/ au pair suite w/kitchenette & full bath. Privately sited on landscaped corner lot w/garden walks, charming pool & garage. Award-winning school district, near village & train.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 10/4/2017 Tract
Year Built 1961 Community Greenburgh
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage

(view all details for MLS #4734381)


The Bauhaus or International style of modernistic construction was borne from the ashes of World War I in Germany. Sadly the style became associated with the left-wing political movements of the day. So it was no surprise that the rise of totalitarianism put an end to the Bauhaus school. This prompted the self-expulsion of many talented European architects, including Polish-born Martin Lowenfish who came to New York to foster the arrival of Bauhaus design as you can enjoy in this incredible Dobbs Ferry home.

14 Cricket Lane, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 (MLS # 4720175)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $1,550,000
Beds 4
Baths 4 baths
Home size 3,312 sq ft
Lot Size 29,795 sqft
Beautiful Bahaus style home designed by Architect, Martin Lowenfish located on private road in Ardsley Park offering complete privacy. on .68 acre. Modern and minimalist with open flow and simplicity of design in the Bauhaus Style. Walls of windows enhance the expansive space. taxes are $35,504 with Star deduction ($2,270.00)

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 5/8/2017 Tract
Year Built 1953 Community Greenburgh
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Houlihan Lawrence Inc.

(view all details for MLS #4720175)


Architect David Henken returned to the lower Hudson valley near the close of WW2 from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesen retreat. This experience inspired Henken’s talent for blending nature and living as demonstrated in this Mid-Century Modern home that combines natural wood, stonework and light to blend alongside Lake Truesdale.

9 Truesdale Lake Drive, South Salem, NY 10590 (MLS # 4718930)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $1,125,000
Beds 2
Baths 2 baths
Home size 2,049 sq ft
Lot Size 1.39 ac
Fully upgraded and renovated architectural gem is tucked into the natural landscape of Lake Truesdale. It’s mid century design elements and materials are ever present throughout the home. Double height windows on the ground floor takes full advantage of unobstructed lake views all year long. The low profile kitchen provides an expansive dining and entertaining area. The private master suite upstairs has its own office, dressing area, bath and balcony. An additional bedroom with sitting area on the first floor gives privacy while glass doors lead out to the patio for ease of access. This is truly easy living. A replica of the main house, the boathouse is multi-purpose and wired with electricity. Great for storage, weekend camp outs or an artist's studio. This private oasis is one of a kind.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 7/24/2017 Tract
Year Built 1957 Community Lewisboro
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Julia B Fee Sothebys Int. Rlty

(view all details for MLS #4718930)

Price Reduced!

This 1984 recreation inspired from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School blends its flat lined, hipped roof, and flatness of the great plains with darkened wood that blends perfectly even amid the Westchester County setting that overlooks the woods leading down the path to its boat dock on Shannon Lake. Oh, and there’s a sandy beach to boot.

542 Pound Ridge Road, Bedford, NY 10506 (MLS # 4715680)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $1,495,000
Beds 4
Baths 3 baths
Home size 4,571 sq ft
Lot Size 4.00 ac
Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Contemporary home on 4 private acres overlooking Shannon Lake. New Gourmet kitchen with 6 burner Wolf range, dual Wolf convection ovens, 2 dishwashers, Sub Zero, Wine cooler, Granite center Is.. 900 Sq.ft. porcelain tile entertainment deck off kitchen overlooking lake. Finished lower level with door out. Full house generator. Lake has sand beach and float for swimming, boating & fishing.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 10/14/2017 Tract
Year Built 1984 Community Bedford
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #4715680)


 

104 Marlborough Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 (MLS # 4720475)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $2,450,000
Beds 4
Baths 3 baths
Home size 3,450 sq ft
Lot Size 1.66 ac
A Mid-Century Modern streamline residence meticulously restored. This stunning steel-and-glass International Style pavilion is breathtaking upon approach and is surrounded by an organic environment that exudes livability at its finest. Enhancing comfort and style, designer Brad Dunning's interior direction restored/introduced many minimalist period interior elements; beautiful Terrazzo floors, a striking center core marbled open fireplace and numerous custom built-ins being just a few! The bedroom wing is brilliant in placement with the master suite enjoying northwest corner glass vistas. The eat-in kitchen connectivity to the homes great room is genius for entertaining family and friends. An impressive glass breezeway with floating terrazzo stairs connects the homes separate living quarters. Evocative of Miesian design, and created by world renowned architectural design and engineering firm SOM, this home exudes a sophisticated modern expression inside and out.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/14/2017 Tract
Year Built 1957 Community Ossining
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Houlihan Lawrence Inc.

(view all details for MLS #4720475)


Architect Frank Dushin brought an amazing talent to the Mid-Century Modern homes along the lower Hudson valley. Known for his revolutionary space-saving built-ins, he enhanced the concept of modern as demonstrated in this austere Putnam County estate set on twenty-five acres of natural paradise (including a Victorian-style greenhouse).

21 Aras Ridge, Garrison, NY 10524 (MLS # 4716698)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $3,495,000
Beds 5
Baths 6 baths
Home size 5,911 sq ft
Lot Size 25.37 ac
Spectacular Frank Dushin modern masterpiece enveloped by stunning natural beauty on 25 private acres. Breathtaking mountain and Hudson River views with 3 levels of dynamic design w/exquisite custom details, fabulous panoramic windows and skylights, curved interior walls, hardwood & Mexican terracotta floors, redwood exterior house siding. Many expansive terraces, dramatic living room with fireplace and glass cornered windows, greenhouse kitchen, separate wing with full apartment, pool and pool house. 
One of the areas most exciting offerings, only 55 miles from Manhattan!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 4/25/2017 Tract
Year Built 1978 Community Philipstown
Garage Spaces n/a County Putnam County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Houlihan Lawrence Inc.

(view all details for MLS #4716698)


This rolling estate in Westchester County’s historic Purchase hamlet sits within view of the Blind Brook Polo Club, where Amelia Earhart once flew her airplane over the community dating back to the Revolutionary War.

46 Westerleigh Road, Purchase, NY 10577 (MLS # 4716162)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $1,495,000
Beds 5
Baths 6 baths
Home size 4,684 sq ft
Lot Size 3.20 ac
AMAZING NEW PRICE! TAXES HAVE BEEN GRIEVED! ASSESSMENT IS NOW $27,900, and PER TAX DEPARTMENT, NEW TAXES WILL BE APPROXIMATELY $40,761. FURTHER APPEAL IS PENDING. In the heart of Purchase’s most esteemed estate area, this splendid mid-century modern masterpiece promises a relaxed lifestyle in peaceful seclusion. Walls of glass look out over 3.2 private acres, integrating the natural beauty of the surroundings with a light-filled interior. Dramatic architecture and an airy open floor plan create entertaining space that extends out to the expansive patio, stunning pool, specimen trees and rolling lawns. Enjoy the luxurious ease of one-level living with a spacious first floor master, magnificent living room with fireplace, fabulous renovated top-of-the-line kitchen, spacious dining area, & beautifully appointed family room. A Control4 home automation system allows heat and A/C, lighting, and security to be controlled remotely from anywhere. Only 5 minutes to downtown Rye shops and train.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/17/2017 Tract
Year Built 1952 Community Harrison
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

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Listed with Julia B Fee Sothebys Int. Rlty

(view all details for MLS #4716162)


 

Architectural consultant for Spike Lee, Jack Travis remade this austere 1925 Hastings-on-Hudson home into a dream of light and space. Its modern amenities begin with a plush home theater and then sweep on a gourmet kitchen stocked with extreme appliances. Almost two-and-a-half acres embrace a setting of sloping woods that lead to a magnificent panorama of the lower Hudson palisades.

150 Pinecrest Drive, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706 (MLS # 4712305)

(all data current as of 11/18/2017)
Price $2,690,000
Beds 5
Baths 6 baths
Home size 7,107 sq ft
Lot Size 2.35 ac
In 2005, architect Jack Travis took a 1925 residence, built it out and created a grand light-filled home that embraces the play of space and geometry in a clean, airy design. This truly unique home is surrounded by 2.35 acres of gentle hills, a wooded border and a sense of complete privacy and yet it is within close proximity to Metro North, NYC and the center of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson. Boasting many lovely amenities within, this home includes a master suite, 2 ensuite bedrooms and a first floor guest suite. The gourmet kitchen has custom built cabinetry, a Thermador© convection oven, a SubZero© refrigerator with a separate SubZero© freezer. This magnificent home features an attached 4 car garage, gym, state of the art home theatre with wet bar, and indoor/outdoor surround sound speakers. Leading from the gym outside, you’ll find a free-form heated and fenced in-ground pool and hot tub. This is the perfect home to grow with, to entertain in and to fully enjoy.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 9/15/2017 Tract
Year Built 1999 Community Greenburgh
Garage Spaces n/a County Westchester County
Total Parking n/a

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listed with Peter J. Riolo Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #4712305)


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Updated: 8th May, 2017