Classic Bauhaus



An eight-bedroom house on an acre of land in Scarsdale for a mere $1.85 million? Yes, you read that right! Not only does this prime piece of real estate have 5,372 square feet of living space inside and all that luxurious landscaped land outside, but when it comes to classics, it’s a gem – the real thing.

Built in 1937, it’s pure Bauhaus, and there are not too many of those around. Of course, that style of architecture is an acquired taste and not for those who prefer your standard-issue center-hall colonial. But with its beige brick, Italian glass block windows, fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the property, it’s a house that oozes good taste and speaks volumes about its owners.

Now 70-plus years old, it has been well cared for over the years. Some windows need to be replaced, and some wood around the windows and doors needs professional tending to, but there’s not a whole lot the new owners would have to do to make it perfect.

Among the other plusses: the sprawling house is in the sought-after Edgemont School District, and in other ways, too (the number of bedrooms alone), perfect for a family with children. It even has butler’s pantry, which can come in handy on any number of occasions. There’s also room for a pool on the grounds. But our overriding interest in it is its classicism. It is true to a style that embodied the principle that less is more. And it is elegant.

Angela Retelny at Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, (914) 450-5106, has the listing.


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White Plains resident and writer Karen Odom has a passion for interesting architecture, especially when architecture and history collide. Her extensive experience as a real estate feature writer has led her in an around Westchester's distinctive homes uncovering the fascinating stories behind the houses, their owners, architects, and designers with awe, admiration, and more than just a little amazing curiosity.

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