Glass walls surround this ultra-modern home in Garrison, which is just an hour outside New York City.
The three-bedroom property – designed by Japanese architect Toshiko Mori and built in 2007 – is sharply geometric, comprising two distinct rectangular volumes that reference mid-century modern design. The first floor cantilevers over the entrance to the house – on the market with Houlihan Lawrence for $4.9m – giving the master bedroom a bird’s eye view of incoming visitors.
Full length windows wrap around the building, offering views across both the Hudson River and Storm King mountain. Interior details have been kept to a minimum but include a fireplace in the living room and a compact wooden kitchen.
The long rectangular structure of the house means the downstairs rooms flow easily into one another, opening out onto well-manicured greenery, designed by landscape architects Quenell and Rothschild. Surrounding trees mean there’s some privacy from the neighbours.
The 3,382 sq ft New York state property was built using green construction methods, and is geothermally heated. It also features a sedum roof garden by Quenell and Rothschild.
Garrison has a population just over 4,000, and is commuting distance from New York City, which is just over an hour’s drive away.