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Tarrytown contemporary on Lake Austin asks $2.5M

Local luminary Michael Hsu transformed 1950s home

White two-story contemporary with carport with slatted wood walls
3401 River Road
Via Estately

We must admit that the current owners’ choice of décor here is a little baffling, but underneath the traditional china hutch and shabby chic chairs is a clean-lined, modernist contemporary designed by local luminary Michael Hsu.

That the home was originally built in 1957 is largely irrelevant, but in a good way: It references its era of origin (a bit), but isn’t beholden to it. See, for instance, the home’s many large windows that look out on to an expansive, tree-filled yard that backs to Reed Park, as well as a patio with a fire pit. Terrazzo floors and open, geometrical stairs in Hsu’s trademark dark wood and metal are more mod touches.

Located in Tarrytown, the 3,821-square-foot, two-story home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. In addition to backing to a park, it’s “steps” to Lake Austin, according to the listing, and a membership to the Tarrytown Boat Club and a boat slip convey.

An open chef's kitchen has light-colored marble/granite counters and more of that lovely terrazzo.

The master bedroom has a reading area and large walk-in closet. Upstairs are more bedrooms, a game room, and a private office/flex room.

The property has access to Lake Austin and comes with a boat slip.

3401 River Road [Moreland Properties]