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Charles Moore-designed postmodern home on 76 acres wants $1.2M

The Gagarin House is located in Peru, Vermont, and boasts kitchen cabinets decorated with abstract bird designs

Black-timber modern home made of asymmetrical volumes on large green site.
The Gagarin House was built in 1969.
Photos courtesy of TPW Real Estate

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Location: Peru, Vermont

Price: $1,200,000

Another multifaceted gem of postmodern residential design by master architect Charles Moore has come on the market, this time in Peru in Vermont’s Bennington County. Built in 1969, the nearly 4,000-square-foot residence rises like a jagged rock formation on 76 lush, private acres and frames breathtaking vistas from nearly every room.

Known as the Gagarin House, the largely original property boasts a number of Moore’s playful touches, including asymmetrical volumes, soaring spaces, and surprising built-ins. On the main open-plan floor, a living area with a Rumford fireplace, sloping beamed ceilings, and sliding glass doors flows into an equally bright dining room and into a kitchen that can only be described as “whimsical.”

The modern setup includes original cabinetry painted with colorful, abstract birds, which complement the bright blue-painted ceiling. A master suite with high ceilings and large windows overlooking the grounds is also located on this level. Upstairs, on the mezzanine level, additional bedrooms are offset and like like puzzle pieces, with at least one of them accessed by a short, winding staircase.

Rounding out the five-bedroom-four-bath home are extensive wooden decking, rolling lawns, flower beds, a small pond, outdoor shower, access to hiking trails, large garage, solar paneling, and more. The property, which has been on the market for a few months, is looking for the right owner. Located at 94 Pierce Road, it’s offered at $1.2 million.

Courtesy of TPW Real Estate