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Location: Pound Ridge, New York
Moby, the multi-faceted DJ and entrepreneur, also happens to be an architecture connoisseur with an eclectic portfolio of homes that regularly make headlines. Now, the budding real estate mogul is at it again, as his gorgeous three-bedroom, three-bathroom midcentury home in Westchester just hit the market for $1.3M.
Designed by David Henken, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, the 3,162-square-foot home was built in 1956 and is spread across two floors. Sitting secluded in the woods, the residence looks out onto a serene garden and features a gorgeous mahogany interior that marries the indoor space seamlessly with the natural world it occupies.
“Oddly, a lot of midcentury modern houses in Westchester are quite dark, and this house has big soaring panes of glass, so it’s really beautiful and bright,” says Moby, who was looking for a home close to where he grew up in Connecticut, and originally spotted the listing on Curbed.
The great room wraps around the upper level and boasts vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, while the family room below serves as the house’s entrance. Does Moby have a favorite part of the home? “Probably the giant living room, as it’s anchored by two giant walls of glass overlooking tall trees,” the DJ tells Curbed. “But I also really love the downstairs office, as it’s built around an old rock formation.”
The private master suite has its own spa bath, and a sleek kitchen with marble countertops and a breakfast nook sits nearby. The home also features a den with yet another fireplace, a gym on the ground floor and a sun deck to take in your surroundings. If the home itself isn’t enough to soothe you, why not take a splash in the pool?
If you have qualms about forking over a load of dough for this place, just know that you’re not simply padding Moby’s pockets—he pledged via his Instagram and confirmed with Curbed that he is putting the proceeds from the sale towards a host of causes, including supporting progressive political candidates and animal rights organizations. “Just seems like a better use of money than a beautiful house I use a few days out of the year,” he says.
This isn’t Moby’s first foray into the world of high-profile real estate dealings, as he sold Los Angeles’s glamorous Wolf’s Lair (with a John Lautner addition) back in 2014, and earlier this year, sold another Tudor-style LA home that he bought to renovate.
Does this house call to you? Moby suggests that the ideal buyer of this home would be “a person or a couple from New York City who love midcentury architecture and nature, as Pound Ridge is very rustic. Fancy, but rustic.” 280 Salem Road is available now for $1,300,000—turntables not included.