We love to ogle interesting real estate in our House of the Day column, but it can be hard to find truly unique properties. And while we love a steady stream of midcentury moderns, Victorians, and the like, it’s also fun to find homes that make you stop and look again.
That’s the case with this three-bedroom, two-bath contemporary in Rhode Island. The 1,412-square-foot house is located on Block Island, a vacation retreat 14 miles east of Montauk Point, and it was designed in 1975 by architect Christopher H.L. Owen. It received an American Institute of Architects First Honor Award for Best Vacation House, in no small part thanks to the property’s sweeping island views.
But the design is also intriguing—curving, elongated towers sit on either side of walls of windows that make the center of the home look like a glassy jewelry box. The living room features double-height ceilings and an open layout with views out to a patio for lounging or dining. The bedrooms are long and narrow with windows to let in light, and the home sits on 3.2 acres of mature trees and a grassy lawn.
Ready to go all-in on your own island retreat? 924 Off Coast Guard Road is on the market now for $1,650,000.