Soft hues heightened the feeling of space and light at this 1955 Marcel Breuer-designed binuclear house in Massachusetts.
Grieco House in Andover has a top floor that cantilevers over a fieldstone-clad base and exterior vertical siding. The Bauhaus architect designed it for the Grieco family after their original plans to commission Frank Lloyd Wright fell through due to a disagreement. Now it is on sale with a contingent status for $1.5m via the Janovitz+Tse team at Compass.
The three-bedroom midcentury property has a simple, rectangular form and was built to Breuer’s revolutionary binuclear design – with a central hallway dividing the bedroom and dayroom wings. Its flowing open plan and fieldstone walls link to its sylvan surroundings.
Interiors feature sweeping bands of glazing and cantilevered living areas capturing elevated tree views, shaded by an original brise soleil. Nude-toned walls bring mellowness to swathes of radiant, polished concrete flooring.
Original Breuer-designed fittings include a concrete and fieldstone fireplace and stove, refurbished woodwork, and a brutalist wine cellar. Its 1.07-acre grounds are sited across two plots and feature broad lawns and a pond.