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Midcentury gem with floating wraparound terrace asks $2M

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Located 50 minutes by car from Manhattan

Photos by David Leonard

Some midcentury modern homes can start to look similar, whether it’s a glassy Palm Springs abode or a California Eichler. But this five-bedroom, five-bathroom house in the woods of Armonk, New York, stands out from the rest.

Built in 1961 and previously on the market for $2,500,000, the home was designed by Arthur Witthoefft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. At 5,000 square feet, it’s a dramatic take on midcentury design, with a 20-foot atrium, wall-to-wall windows, and access to the outdoors from every bedroom.

A large, 35-foot long living room looks out onto over two acres of forest, and the master bedroom boasts a spacious sitting area and panoramic views. But perhaps the best part of the listing is the wrap-around floating terrace and a patio that juts out into the trees.

The home also benefits from a large concentration of architecturally interesting homes in Armonk, just 50 minutes from Manhattan. This restored 1957 house sits on the same street, and architect Arthur Witthoefft also designed an intriguing Brutalist home in Armonk in 1974. Love what you see? 9 Tallwoods Road is on the market now for $1,995,000.

Built in the woods of Armonk, New York, this 5,000-square-foot home sits on 2.24 acres of land.
A midcentury circular fireplace adds coziness to the living room.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for panoramic views.
The light and airy kitchen has modern updates.
A spacious master has room for a seating area.
The 20-foot atrium welcomes guests to the house.