$1.8M restored Marcel Breuer house on the Hudson has kept its mid-century modern spirit intact

$1.8M restored Marcel Breuer house on the Hudson has kept its mid-century modern spirit intact

April 18, 2024

Photo credit: Dot Record Media

Restored with the architect’s signature style in mind, the Marcel Breuer-designed Marshad House in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., was brought into modern times by owners who wanted to preserve the Bauhaus-trained architect’s signature style. The pair gave the 1950 home 21st-century livability while enjoying the uniqueness of the modernist residence. Asking $1,800,000, the 2,292-square-foot, three-bedroom home at 204 Cleveland Drive is sited on three-quarters of an acre next to public woodlands, surrounded by landscaped modern gardens, walking trails, and the nearby village.

Commissioned by Jay Marshad, art director for Look Magazine, the home’s original footprint, built against a natural rock outcropping, included a screened porch–now enclosed–and its distinctive butterfly roof, along with cypress vertical siding, and steel casement windows. The current owners have also added an office/studio and mudroom while preserving the original bluestone floor. Herbert Beckhard, who had been a partner in Breuer’s firm, was hired to help inform the design.

Past a central entry, the house is divided into two wings, one with open living spaces and another with three bedrooms. Additions include a mudroom at one end of the original house and a large, sunny studio.

Anchoring the living room is a fireplace of locally quarried stone. A large picture window frames a private patio and gardens.

The renovated kitchen offers cabinets fronted by stainless steel. Caesarstone counters frame Bosch appliances.

The home’s screened porch was enclosed as a sun-filled family and dining room. This space opens into a cheery mudroom. Nearby is a spacious home office/studio. There is central A/C throughout the house.

In the opposite wing are three bedrooms. The primary suite includes a capacious walk-in closet, and there is plenty of closet space throughout. Baths are designed to be clean, modern, and timeless.

The original separate one-car garage has been converted to a 290-square-foot finished space, currently used as a studio. Stone patios, yards, trees, and planted gardens surround the home. There is a fenced organic vegetable garden for a fresh, in-season bounty.

Just an hour north of Manhattan along the Hudson River, the property is close to the Croton Gorge Trail, and a small local beach on the Croton River. It’s a short walk to town for schools, shopping and dining, and parks. The train station with express service to Grand Central Station is a five-minute drive.

[Listing details: 204 Cleveland Drive by Dalia Valdes and Inger Stringfellow of William Pitt • Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty]


Photo credit: Dot Record Media

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