Not only is Moby a singer/songwriter, DJ, photographer, vegan restauranteur, and animal rights activist, but he also has an eye for unique real estate. He formerly owned a whimsical replica castle in LA, and in March he dropped $1.24 million on a midcentury-modern stunner in Pound Ridge to be near his childhood home in Darien, Connecticut. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright-disciple David Henken in 1956, the Westchester home has jaw-dropping mahogany interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the woods and a quaint garden, and a swimming pool. But after realizing that he’s still spending most of his time on the west coast, he re-listed the property for $1.3 million, according to Curbed. And in true Moby fashion, he took to Instagram to say that he’ll be donating proceeds from the sale to animal rights causes and progressive political candidates.
David Henken practiced Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian principles, designing affordable homes integrated into their landscape.
The great room boasts an unusual corner fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and access to the terrace.
Moby told Curbed that his favorite room is probably the living room because it’s “anchored by two giant walls of glass overlooking tall trees.” This room also has a fireplace built with stones from a nearby river and a native rock outcropping.
The kitchen is sleek and modern with a cozy breakfast nook.
The master suite has more incredible views and another dramatic ceiling, as well as a sun deck.
The second bedroom also has an en-suite bath, and there’s an additional “hotel” guest room crafted in full mahogany with a clever Murphy bed.
Outside on the nearly two-acre property, there’s a detached two-car garage and a lovely pool.
Moby is well known for his public philanthropy. His vegan restaurant in LA, Little Pine, donates all of its proceeds to animal rights causes, and his recent anti-Trump studio album “Everything was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt,”, was released for free. His said his latest endeavor seemed “like a better use of money than a beautiful house I use a few days out of the year.”
Ok, this might seem odd..I have a beautiful house in Pound Ridge, NY. It was designed in 1957 by David Henken, an architect who worked closely with Frank Lloyd Wright. It’s one of the most beautiful mcm houses I’ve seen, but to be honest, I’m rarely there. So, I’m going to sell it and take the money to: support progressive political candidates, support my animal rights foundation, produce documentaries, and fund scholarships. Here are some pictures, and the link is in the bio as well as here: https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/pound-ridge/280-salem-rd-pound-ridge-ny-10576–1004581401?cid=sem%7Cgoogle%7Ctbw_nb_natdsa_state_ny_url_nat!g%7CNew%20York. @curbed
Moby told Curbed that the ideal buyer would be “a person or a couple from New York City who love midcentury architecture and nature, as Pound Ridge is very rustic. Fancy, but rustic.”
[Listing: 280 Salem Road by Muffin Dowdle of Ginnel Real Estate]
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Images courtesy of Ginnel Real Estate; Photo of Moby via Wiki Commons
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