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Modernist home built on ruins of Gilded Age estate asks $2.4M

Modern glass home in Tuxedo Park, New York

Photos by Robert Socha

Nothing shows off distinct architecture quite like a juxtaposition between two styles, something this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home has in spades. Located in Tuxedo Park, New York, about an hour north of Manhattan, the glass home was designed in 1970 by artist Edgar Bertolucci in a style reminiscent of Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe.

But where it differs from similar listings is the 6.8-acre surroundings. The more modern house was built adjacent to the stone foundations of one of the area’s first Gilded Age mansions. The property features stone terraces and intricately built fountains, ponds, and walking paths, all designed by Ferruccio Vitale, landscape architect for 19th-century tycoons. The original house burned down in 1931 as an alleged act of arson.

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