Frank Lloyd Wright home in a New York park asks $1.52M


A rare Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home set on 2.5 acres in New York’s Clausland Mountain Park has listed for $1.52 million, The Post has learned.

Known as the Socrates Zaferiou House (the name of the first owner), the mid-century single-story home is only one of nine designed by Wright in the 1950s for developer Marshall Erdman. It’s also the only Wright-designed home on the Hudson River’s west bank.

Made up of four bedrooms and 2.5 baths, the property is considered a modified Usonian-style home. It features a walk-out basement with tall ceilings, not usually found in Wright’s style, according to the listing.

“Zaferiou appealed to Wright for two years to approve his site and expanded home style, and finally, this variation of the Usonian style design was eventually approved by Wright,” the listing says.

The home was briefly listed for rent last summer.

The home spans more than 2,600 square-feet.
The home spans more than 2,600 square-feet.
Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty
The foyer.
The foyer.
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A hallway.
A hallway.
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Spanning more than 2,600 square feet, features include an L-shaped open floor plan, a flat roof, an oversized masonry fireplace, large window expanses, wood paneling and Wright’s signature red flooring.

During construction of the home, Wright visited the site. But he passed away in 1959 before it was completed. The project architect for the Guggenheim Museum in New York City later took over the project and finished the home.

“I love the property for its classic Frank Lloyd Wright style and the drama it creates,” listing rep Richard Ellis, of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, told The Post.

The kitchen has breakfast bar seating.
The kitchen has breakfast bar seating.
Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty
A woodburning fireplace.
A woodburning fireplace.
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Sarah Anderson-Magness (also an owner) and Zaferiou, who met Wright at the site “share a passion about preserving this historic home, and a desire that future owners will respect it in the same way,” Ellis said.

“Accordingly, we’re looking for a caretaker as much as a buyer who will appreciate and preserve this home and get as much joy as living there as the original and current owners had,” Ellis added. “What a fitting setting for a Frank Lloyd Wright home — built into a hill on a 532-acre state park bringing in all the elements of nature, yet still 30 minutes to New York City.”

The home was completely restored to include all original elements of the period kitchen, full walk-out basement, patio and planting areas, and rows of glass doors and windows.

Wright is considered one of America’s most prolific and influential architects and played an important role in the evolution of mid-century homes. His visionary work, spanning over seven decades, cemented his place as the American Institute of Architect’s “greatest American architect of all time.”



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