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Location: Pleasantville, New York
This wonderfully preserved (and in places, updated) home in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonia community in Pleasantville, New York, was designed by Paul Schweikher and Winston Elting in 1951.
Combining the best of Wright and the era’s preoccupation with materials, indoor-outdoor connections, and flowing living, the Lew Residence, as it’s known, unfurls across just under 2,600 square feet on an idyllic 1.26-acre site.
The broad-roofed home features an exterior of wood, glass, and brick, with a covered stone pathway and rock garden with open skylights leading to the front door. Inside, the soaring great room boasts a vaulted and paneled ceiling with exposed beams, a large brick hearth, built-in sofa, and walls of glass overlooking a stone patio and the yard beyond.
A dining area then a kitchen enclosed in a wooden volume follows. Here, gorgeous original cabinetry complements built-in shelves lining a brick wall, and, further down the hallway, sliding closet doors and more paneling. Down a couple of steps is a massive family room with direct access to a stone deck.
As for bedrooms there are four, two of which benefit from having a private balcony. Another one boasts an elevated built-in sleeping nook. There are two and half baths, which appear to be largely original, plus a spacious office.
Outside, gorgeously landscaped grounds offer a slice of nature, with a swimming pool, sweeping lawn, and more. Located at 3 Bayberry Drive, the property is offered at $1.59 million. Have a look.
Courtesy Houlihan Lawrence