Architecture lover Moby has listed his midcentury modern New York State home in Westchester for $1.3m – and he’s donating the proceeds to progressive causes.
The Pound Ridge house sits in the Hudson Valley and was originally designed by architect David Henken in 1956. Henken apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright and designed a number of modernist boltholes in the area. According to public records, the DJ bought the 3,162 sq ft New York property back in 2009.
Says Moby: ‘It’s one of the most beautiful [midcentury modern] houses I’ve seen, but to be honest, I’m rarely there. So, I’m going to sell it and take the money to: support progressive political candidates, support my animal rights foundation, produce documentaries, and fund scholarships.’
It’s set across two levels, which come with mahogany-panelled interiors, floor-to-ceiling windows and slate floors. The living room has glass walls overlooking the surrounding tree-filled, two-acre plot.
Speaking to Curbed, Moby said: ‘Oddly, a lot of midcentury modern houses in Westchester are quite dark, and this house has big soaring panes of glass, so it’s really beautiful and bright.’
A stand out star is the Great Room, which features vaulted timber ceilings and a corner fireplace, while the downstairs office incorporates a natural rock formation.
Moby previously sold his Tudor Revival-style Los Feliz Oaks pad earlier this year.