25 Holly Place Briarcliff Manor
"No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”
—Frank Lloyd Wright
Welcome to 25 Holly Place Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510 $1,289,000. 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths 4,778 Sq Ft
Harry Wenning designed and built this very special property. Wenning, an architect inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, designed well-noted properties in Westchester County, such as the home of Gertrude Rothschild in Hartsdale, the Ethical Culture Society building in White Plains, and the Robinwood Historic District in Ossining. Robinwood is a collection of 21 mid-century homes built as a unified housing development in the mid 1960’s and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Like Wright, Wenning authored designs which were stylistically contemporary and well-integrated with their immediate site and natural surroundings. Straightforward geometric lines and large window expanses maximize the interaction between the house and landscape.
Holly Place Neighborhood
Much of the Holly Place neighborhood was developed after the completion of Robinwood. Holly Place is a quiet cul-de-sac street with many Usonian-style homes and the street is well-located in the town of Briarcliff Manor. This unique neighborhood is not only beloved for its distinctive architecture, but also for its enviable location. It is 2 minute drive Scarborough train station, close to Briarcliff schools and Recreation.
Wenning used the Usonian style throughout the home. Frank Lloyd Wright coined the “Usonian”concept of modern organic style. Some of America’s most well-loved and desired residences, Usonian homes tend to have open floor plans. Exteriors and interiors emphasize horizontal lines.
Step into the entry foyer with soaring ceilings and a striking chandelier. The bright open floor-plan includes a living room/dining room boasting a dramatic beamed ceiling and wood-burning fireplace w/raised hearth, perfect for entertaining family and friends. The modern open concept kitchen/family room offers a large center island, wet bar and glass sliding doors leading to a beautiful patio and heated gunite pool. Start planning your summer pool parties now! The large window expanses and clean lines of this home allow you to take in the spectacular views of nature from many angles, filling the home with natural light. Set on almost an acre of landscaped property, this home features specimen trees and ornamental plantings--watch the seasons change in front of you! This home has its original elements--ready for the new buyer to make it their "own". A must see!
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