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Spare Rosedale contemporary asks $1.4M

Brick and light bring warmth to Hugh Jefferson Randolph home

Photo of a two-story, modern brick home with very small windows on the front-facing second story, a wide concrete porch with three steps in front and a yard extending on one side.
1301 West 42nd Street
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This two-story contemporary in Rosedale is a type of modern home that has popped up here and there in the past view years. With its masses of brick and small windows ,the two-story house should look fortress-like, but done right—certainly the case here—it’s eye-catching and fresh.

Interiors offer a pleasing contrast to the exteriors, as well. Despite the impression the front facade might create, it’s full of windows and large, open spaces with high ceilings, some vaulted. In fact, windows are a motif and a seemingly an organizing design principle, appearing in unexpected places, such as the kitchen backsplash, and creating visual interest with their shapes as well as the patterns of sunlight and shadows they create on the floors.

Designed by lauded local architecture firm Hugh Jefferson Randolph, the 2,634-square-foot home at 1301 West 42nd Street has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and has a rooftop deck and a two-car carport. The listing is held by Jimmy Gilmore.

A brick wall extends into the downstairs living area
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The kitchen features a wall-length horizontal window instead of a backsplash.
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Floors throughout the home are wood and concrete
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The home’s windows add visual interest and drama to spare spaces.
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Long, low built in benches have storage to keep space uncluttered.
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Windows create light patterns in the master bathroom.
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