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Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts
Good news Marcel Breuer fans: Another opportunity to snatch up a midcentury gem by the Hungarian-American modernist has come up, this time in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Like Breuer’s McComb House, which went up for sale in upstate NY in March, the Robinson House sports the architect’s signature butterfly roof and “binuclear” plan of two separate wings connected by an entrance hall.
Comprising roughly 5,000 square feet, the 1948-built residence hosts its main living, dining and kitchen areas in the larger square volume, while three bedrooms and a garage are in the smaller rectangular volume. As these photos will show, glass, stone, steel, and wood feature prominently throughout the home. Fieldstone makes an especially strong statement, anchoring various rooms while connecting the interior to the exterior landscape.
Last sold in 1992, the property, located at 236 Bulkley Street, is now seeking $1,900,000. That eye-popping price tag becomes a bit more palatable when bearing in mind that this midcentury beauty sits on over 40 acres, which includes a 900-square-foot guest house, pool, river frontage, and private access to conservation land.
Have a closer look.