Mid-century home in Westchester designed by David Henken asks $1.4M after new renovation

Mid-century home in Westchester designed by David Henken asks $1.4M after new renovation

June 8, 2021

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

A three-bedroom home in Pleasantville, New York, designed in 1951 by Frank Lloyd Wright-disciple David Henken, is on the market for $1.4 million. It recently underwent a renovation that includes a new kitchen, refinished cypress walls and vaulted fir ceilings, and modern upgrades like electric heated floors and cedar-lined closets–all of which preserves it mid-century charm.

Like Frank Lloyd Wright, one of David Henken’s signature aesthetics was the seamless transition of indoor and outdoor spaces. In addition to several terraces and patios, the home’s materials play to this theme and include exterior and interior cypress walls, mahogany detailing, and bluestone pavers outside. There is also beautiful landscaping throughout.

The interior is a total of 1,904 square feet. It’s highlighted by an oversized fireplace, which anchors the traditional Usonian circular-flow living area. Its plaster surround has been completely reimagined and serves as a natural divider between the living room and kitchen.

The living room also features a large bay window with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, as well as a cozy reading nook (complete with an Eames lounger, of course).

The dining area conveniently opens to the bluestone patio.

Previously, the kitchen was a completely separate room, but the renovation opened the space up. It now features custom walnut cabinetry, including a walnut-paneled Subzero refrigerator/freezer and under-counter refrigerator drawers, high-end appliances, and heated floors.

The primary bedroom suite has its own entrance to the yard, as well as an en-suite bathroom complete with two skylights, white travertine walls, heated floors, and an architectural freestanding tub.

The other two bedrooms also have direct access outside, and there’s another full bathroom.

Pleasantville is considered a family-friendly community. It’s just 1.9 square miles and is only an hour drive from Manhattan.

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated this is the former home of Moby.

[Listing: 10 Usonia Road by Brian Milton and Christa Ursini of Compass]

Listing photos courtesy of Compass

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