Market Watch: Treetop Contemporary Wows Inside And Out

Interior design and nature merge in this minimalist design.


15 Sarles Rd, Pound Ridge

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Bauhaus-inspired minimalism is what homeowner Dr. Abe Levy had in mind when he and his wife set out to design their marble and glass custom contemporary (known as “Treetops”) in Pound Ridge almost 30 years ago. They achieved that and so much more! “Treetops was designed with the vision of a Bauhaus contemporary constructed of wood, glass, stone, and steel, which would be surrounded by forest with a minimalist exterior and open interior floor plan,” Dr. Levy explains of the approach that followed the Bauhaus blend of art and design. “The site was chosen to perch on a cliff, providing exciting views in every season. We wanted to feel as if we lived in one of the national parks that we love.” Not a difficult goal given the property’s nearly 4 acres of tree-filled woodland.

Reflecting the Levys’ desire for a “very strongly engineered, energy efficient, and trouble-free design” the home’s understated exterior reveals an unexpected unique indoor/outdoor-themed interior featuring one-of-a-kind surprising details throughout, starting with the expansive entrance foyer’s elegant in-floor fountain that adds an element of artful beauty and, as Dr. Levy notes, “lends a calming zen quality to the main floor.” (Talk about a “wow” factor!) Adds Dr. Levy: “We’ve put so much effort and love into Treetops and hope that we can find someone who will love and care for it as much as we have.”

3 bedrooms | 4.5 baths | 4,500 square feet | $1,750,000

Dana L. Coakley, (914) 703-5278, and Marsha Gordon Dick, Houlihan Lawrence;

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