About an hour north of New York City sits the Usonia Historic District, a planned community of homes that were built in the late 1940s on a 100-acre rural tract in Westchester County. While the neighborhood’s layout was planned by Frank Lloyd Wright, the homes were designed by a handful of his peers and apprentices, including Paul Schweikher, Aaron Resnick, and David Henken—a Wright apprentice—who served as the primary coordinator of the project and designed more than a quarter of the district’s houses, including this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 10 Usonia Road.
Meticulously preserved over the last several decades, the single-story home, which sits tucked away on a one-acre lot, has had just two owners—it last sold in 2009—and maintains most of its original design and charm. The current owners have only modernized the kitchen and bathrooms, and preserved the original details, including the sleek, vaulted wood ceilings, skylights, windows, and cypress walls. To prioritize the lush lot, Henken designed the rear of the single-family home to feature expansive glazing while the front façade was mainly concrete, and the owners made sure that did not change.
The 1,904-square-foot residence features an oversized fireplace which anchors the quintessential Usonian circular flow; on one side, the open kitchen, fully modernized, features custom walnut cabinets, state of the art appliances and heated floors while on the other, dining and living areas have walls of glass that open to the gardens. The architectural vaulted wood ceilings, skylights, cypress walls and windows invite nature and light into the space while a bluestone patio expands the living area into the yard. The primary suite is a sanctuary with a bathroom that rivals a spa: white travertine walls, heated floors and a freestanding tub. There are two other bedrooms that also open to the outdoors, and a full bath.
This Usonian home is listed for $1,395,000.