Location: Hudson, N.Y.
Price: $2.975 million
Architect Ramzi Abufaraj wasn’t looking for a new home when he stumbled upon this Hudson Valley hideaway in the pages of the New York Times. He and his partner, Keith, quickly fell in love with the house after seeing it in person the next day. “We made an offer within 10 minutes of reaching the driveway,” Abufaraj said.
The house, built in 2008, sits on nearly four acres atop Mount Merino. Designed by architect Joel Sanders, a professor at the Yale School of Architecture, the home has a sequence of views that unfolds as visitors make their way through the property. “There are a lot of journeys that you take,” Abufaraj said. “He [Sanders] forces you to walk through the house.”
After living in the home for about a year, the couple asked Sanders to renovate it. The expansion took the house from about 2,200 to 3,000 square feet, which included a redesign of the kitchen and the guest bedroom. The couple also removed trees and brush that masked the home’s façade.
The contemporary home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one powder room. “When I first saw this house I thought it was a masterpiece,” said Abufaraj, who splits his time between New York City and Paris. “This is someone who knew he was creating a piece of art.”
Agent: Heather Croner Real Estate Sotheby’s International Realty
Previously: Marcel Breuer’s Midcentury Modern Marvel
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