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Location: Armonk, New York
We’ve seen quite a few fantastic listings north of Manhattan lately—like this fixer-upper begging for a renovation—and today’s house is no exception. Located in Armonk, New York, about 50 minutes north of the city, this four-bedroom, two-bath midcentury was built in 1957 by architect Arthur Witthoefft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
The home is a 25-by-95 foot rectangle featuring a black exposed-steel frame, white glazed brick, and huge floor-to-ceiling glass sliders. It sits on a sloping site, surrounded by the forrest of Westchester County. The design won an AIA First Honor Award in 1962, and multi-year renovations overseen by Witthoefft in 2007 brought the home back to its glory days.
A freestanding travertine-and-steel fireplace divides the living and dining areas and serves as a major focal point. The kitchen received the most changes in the renovation, removing a wood-veneered island in favor of one clad in white lacquer and stainless steel. The house is flooded with light and all of the windows along the the 95-foot-long western elevation open onto a long stone terrace for fresh air.
The home’s original ceiling has been restored and the original tile—which was thought of as being too small by Witthoefft and his wife—was replaced with a glossy coat of resin. A square toilet in the guest bath was added to complement the geometric elements of the house, and the bedrooms are simple and clean with the home’s trademark windows.
Ready to enjoy this renovated beauty for yourself? 11 Tallwoods Road is on the market now for $2,195,000.