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A van der Rohe-inspired redesign turned this Ossining ranch into a modern, sunlit home with a unique profile in Westchester County.
What do you do when your simple ranch-style home doesn’t jive with the bucolic, park-like surroundings of its property? If you’re like this one Westchester resident, you give it a total remodeling, taking inspiration from famed “form follows function” architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Plus, at under $800,000, the property is a steal compared to many Westchester County homes.
Location: 810 Syska Rd, Ossining
Asking Price: $799,000; Est. Annual Taxes: $18,311
The Details: Originally built in 1955 as a classic ranch, this Ossining home had an addition in 1971, but it didn’t really vibe with the rest of the house or the landscape. When the current owner purchased it, his father, an architect, gave the entire home a redesign to give it not just a unique profile, but a design that brought the natural beauty of the surrounding property indoors. An open floor plan and high ceilings pair well with oversized windows, family room skylight, and an innovative master bedroom to offer expansive views and sunlit living spaces.
The first floor boasts an attached garage, laundry, and exercise room off the main living spaces, along with a kitchen, breakfast nook, living room, formal dining room, and office space with its own full bath. Above are two bedrooms and a family room, an additional bath, and a uniquely designed master featuring a two-story window and a loft-style walk-up to the dressing room with in-built drawers, which can also double as additional office space.
Selling Points: An architect’s dream with multiple unique features, serene views of the 1.14-acre property, and plenty of flexibility in its living spaces.
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