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Location: Old Westbury, New York
This 1977 swooping home is striking and sculptural all the same. That’s because it was designed by Norman Jaffe, a prolific “romantic modernist” architect known for creating a collection of modern homes in the Hamptons over a 35-year-long career.
Located in Old Westbury, New York, in Nassau County, the hefty house is formed by several hulking volumes, the largest of which is the wood-clad, wedge-like roof topping the residence. Below it is an expansive glass-walled living space that enjoys views onto the verdant two-acre site. The structure also incorporates extensive use of stone on the facade and throughout the many outdoor spaces dotting the property.
As for the interiors, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms unfurl on a nearly 7,000-square-foot floorplan, where natural materials like redwood and slate, and the aforementioned stone create a warm and dynamic space. Other surprising architectural elements abound, including a central curved volume surrounding the staircase and making up part of a mezzanine, and a split-level great room anchored by a massive fireplace.
Amenities-wise there’s a home theater, multiple decks and patios, and, of course, a glittering pool. Located at 15 Horseshoe Road, it’s offered at just under $4 million.