A Rare Home in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Historic Usonia District Just Hit the Market
The small, exclusive Pleasantville community doesn’t list its properties often, so interested buyers will want to act fast!
Photos by Anthony J. Moreno, Tree Falls Photography; courtesy Houlihan Lawrence
Originally built in 1950, this 3-bed/3-bath has never before been up for sale. The Usonia Historic District includes private access to its own tennis courts and swimming pool, and is a highly coveted neighborhood laid out personally by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. (Wright even designed three of the homes himself, approving designs for the other 44.)
Location: 31 Usonia Rd., Pleasantville
Description: Originally built in 1950, this 3-bed/3-bath has never before been up for sale. Just shy of 4,000 sq. ft. on a 1.25-acre plot, the home retains all of the mid-century contemporary design one would expect from a Frank Lloyd Wright design, but with a completely renovated interior that manages to add modern conveniences and updates without losing that iconic charm.
New additions include the addition of radiant heat sub floors beneath the original bluestone, updated bathrooms, and a new kitchen featuring granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Six new skylights, added in 2015, brighten the interior without detracting from the original look of the exterior.
Asking Price: $1,399,000; est. yearly taxes: $21,532
Selling Points: Historic pedigree, new roof and skylights, master suite with massive walk-in closet and adjacent office, and plenty of community amenities
Listing: Suzan Zeolla; Houlihan Lawrence
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