Steven Holl’s geometrically fabulous Catskills ‘Y House’ asks $1.6M

Posted On Wed, July 31, 2019 By

Posted On Wed, July 31, 2019 By In Architecture, Cool Listings, Upstate

Image credit: Alon Koppel for Sotheby’s International Realty.

Designed by renowned architect Steven Holl, this modern retreat in Middleburgh, NY says yes from the minute you see it. Holl’s bright sunset red “Y House,” perched atop a hill in the Catskills, extends two arms ending in balconies, ready to embrace daily sunlight throughout the three-bedroom residence. One of Holl’s most accomplished works, the house is an organic presence on a 33-acre site blessed with gorgeous views, a pond and a boat house. Asking $1.6 million, the property is less than three hours from NYC.

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

In addition to being featured in a 2012 interview in Architectural Digest, Time magazine once declared Mr. Holl as America’s best architect for his buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye.

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Built in 1999, the 2,900-square-foot home separates public and private space with geometry. Common living space sits a floor above the home’s bedrooms. Its 21st-century luminist architecture borrows from 19th-century luminist painters to blend space and light.

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

The home’s inner sanctum offers a vast hanging space for an art collection, framed by windows with endless mountain views.

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

Y House, Steven Holl, upstate, catskills, 434 Lawton Hollow Road, cool listings, modern architecture

The house sits on 33 acres and includes a tranquil pond and a jewel box of a boathouse with original art by David Novros.on the walls.

[Listing: 434 Lawton Hollow Road by Raj Kumar for Sotheby’s International Realty]

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Image credit: Alon Koppel for Sotheby’s International Realty.

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