A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hudson Valley home 30 minutes from Manhattan asks $1.5M

Posted On Fri, October 7, 2022 By

Posted On Fri, October 7, 2022 By In Architecture, Cool Listings, Interiors, Upstate

Photos courtesy of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

A well-preserved mid-century prefab home in New York designed by prolific architect Frank Lloyd Wright hit the market this week. Surrounded by woods in the Hudson Valley hamlet of Blauvelt, the “Socrates Zaferiou House” was designed by Wright in a variation of his trademark Usonian style. Asking $1,525,000, the single-family home features a flat roof, L-shaped open floor plan, asymmetrical forms, and large windows to bring the outside in.

On private, 2.5-acre property, the prefab structure is one of only nine designed by Wright in the 1950s for developer Marshall Erdman. It sits within the 530-acre park on Clausland Mountain.

According to House Beautiful, the Socrates Zaferiou House was commissioned by Zaferiou, the banquet manager at the Plaza hotel, and his wife. According to the listing, Wright visited the site during the construction of the home but passed away in 1959 before it was completed a few years later.

6sqft last reported on the home in 2014, when it was listed for just under $800,000. The current owner paid Zaferiou $730,000 for the home and soon after oversaw a renovation of the home, which included preserving Wright’s iconic features, like the red Formica kitchen and the mahogany paneling seen throughout.

The L-shaped home measures roughly 2,600 square feet and includes four bedrooms and two and a half baths. Most rooms boast a natural color palette and interiors illuminated by sunshine and the natural landscape surrounding the home. In the living room, a huge masonry fireplace centers the space.

In addition to the four bedrooms, with one being a primary suite with wood folding closet doors, the home also has a walk-out basement with tall ceilings, “not found in FLW’s original style,” as the listing states.

The rear patio is painted in Wright’s signature Cherokee Red, according to House Beautiful, to match the surrounding foliage. The home is just about 20 miles from Manhattan.

[Listing details: 48 Clausland Mountain Road by Richard Ellis and Brandon Wagner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty]

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Photos courtesy of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

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