$2.25M Hudson Valley home with pool and guest house is a mid-century icon
All photos courtesy of Gabriel Zimmer Studio for Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty
If you dream of a mid-century modern house surrounded by forest, you’ll want to take a look at this perfect specimen of a home, surrounded by 11 acres of meadow, wildflower fields, trails, and forest in Millbrook, New York. As one of a handful of Deck House homes in the area, this iconic Hudson Valley property, asking $2,250,000, includes a gunite pool, a two-bedroom vintage-inspired guest house, and an organic garden.
The term “deck house” has evolved to describe a simple, modernist home with designs that follow the principles of the Deck House Company prefabricated home builders, founded in 1947. Similar to builder Joseph Eichler, the style has an international cult following. The company went on to become today’s Acorn Deck House Company.
This 2,700-square-foot home is an icon, but it also embodies the principles of livability that define modernism. Post-and-beam construction, gable ends that anchor large panes of glass, generous overhangs, mahogany accents, and vaulted cedar ceilings are some architectural accents.
These simple organic modern attributes are enhanced by the upgrades installed by the home’s current owners, including new windows and skylights, a new roof, new insulation, new electricity, new mahogany decking, and new HVAC. One of the home’s two wood-burning fireplaces anchors the central great room on the main level.
A stunning custom kitchen features dark gray worktops, a massive central island, Miele smart appliances and handmade Japanese tiles.
Also on this floor is one of the home’s four bedrooms, featuring a private deck and views of the surrounding wildflower fields.
On the upper level the spacious primary suite includes a tranquil, modern bath and walls of windows on three sides. Another bedroom is also on this floor.
The lower level of the home features two additional bedrooms and a second fireplace.
A gunite pool surrounded by stone pavers is the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon. An organic garden is ready for planting, harvesting, and strolling.
The attendant pool house is a vintage-style cottage featuring a large family room with vaulted ceilings and a full kitchen, and two bedrooms.
This modernist dream is only 90 minutes from NYC and just 15 minutes to the Metro North train station.