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Rule Over a Richard Meier Modernist Masterpiece for $11.8M

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All photos via Sotheby's

Location: Old Westbury, New York
Price: $11,800,000

American architect Richard Meier, who called white "the most wonderful color" in his Pritzker prize acceptance speech in 1984, is known around the world for his minimalist white structures, which use light masterfully to ensure that white is never just white. One fine example of Meier's design ethos is now on the market in Long Island, New York: this 11,000-square-foot "White Castle" influenced by Le Corbusier's iconic Villa Savoye has listed for $11,800,000. Completed in 1972, the updated residence is apparently trying to woo the "serious art collector." Its skylit gallery hall and dramatic glass walls funneling in even more light certainly make a fantastic case.

Set on nearly five lush acres, the six-bedroom property also comes with a tennis court, pool, and pond outside.


White Castle [official listing]
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