If you’re a house-hunter searching for bright colors, whimsy, or obvious nods to history, this contemporary at 2401 River Road in Tarrytown might not be for you.
If, on the other hand, you crave an expansive, open structure made of glass and light (and terrazzo), surrounded by a canopy of oaks—and you can pony up the considerable funds needed to acquire it—this might be the place.
Although the two-story, frame and stucco home started life in 1957, a 2010 redesign by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture transformed it into light-filled contemporary. The remodel left the house’s midcentury origins behind, for the most part, but they can still be felt in element such as the terrazzo floors, the kitchen cabinets, colors, and layout, and the emphasis on indoor/outdoor flow.
A muted interior color palette that belies its textural variety, along with the more than generous deployment of windows, glass walls, and glass doors, puts the home’s focus on the tall oaks and dense greenery that surround it. In addition, there’s Lake Austin access as well as a boat lift, a boat slip, and a private dock.
The 3,704-square-foot home has five bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, three living areas, two dining areas, a fireplace, an office, and wood as well as carpet and terrazzo floors. It also has at least of couple of outdoor living areas, one with a fire pit, along with a two-car carport and a partially fenced, private backyard. The home is being marketed by Moreland Properties.