‘Butterfly’ midcentury house in New York lists for $1.4m

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protege David Henken

Frank Lloyd Wright acolyte David Henken designed this New York property in the modernist enclave of Usonia in 1951. For the third time ever, it’s looking for a new owner and is for sale via Compass for $1.395m.

Henken was an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and was among a handful of architects enlisted to design properties in his experimental Usonia Historic District in Westchester County. It’s thought that Henken created roughly a quarter of the town’s dwellings, each following Wright’s principles of low-cost, site-specific design integrated with the landscape.

The three-bedroom midcentury modern property has a sculptural V-shaped butterfly roof and is set over a single level. Period features include vaulted timber ceilings, warm cypress walls and an oversized fireplace in the main living room. However, the kitchen and two bathrooms have been updated, with walnut cabinetry and steel appliances in the former and travertine and a free-standing bathtub.

Sliding glass doors access the home’s terraces which are passively shaded by overhanging eaves. The plethora of glass across the property also captures leafy views of the home’s one-acre wooded plot.

[Via Dwell]

Photography: Compass
Photography: Compass
Photography: Compass
Photography: Compass
Photography: Compass

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