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Stunning Living Room in Mid-Century Home Upstate NY

Mid-Century Modern Marvel in Lagrangeville, NY

By inside + out | July 29, 2022

There are good reasons why mid-century modern homes are in such high demand, and this upstate NY beauty checks off each one: open-concept layout clean lines √ muted curves a deliberate lack of ornamentation expansive windows √. On top of that, this magnificent home was designed and built by Aaron Resnick, a colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright (one of the principal architects of Usonia, Wright’s utopian community in Pleasantville)With that said, we are super excited to share this lovely home in Lagrangeville, NY. And, if it was up to us, the white couch would come with the house! #obsessed

photo of a brown house in the woods


Just 70 miles north of NYC, ensconced on over 8 secluded acres and nestled among a healthy stand of old-growth Norway spruce, you’ll find 205 Emans, a quintessential example of the mid-century modern style. A core tenet of Resnick’s architecture philosophy was to design properties in harmony with nature and this is readily apparent in every aspect of the home. While the design is striking in its originality, it’s also approachable. It’s the kind of home that invites you to stay a while.

living and dining room facing the glass wall with views


The interior of this mid-century home radiates both ease and sophistication. A wall of glass, stacked bluestone walls and an open plan provide an instant and visceral connection to the property’s natural elements and surroundings. The many windows and twelve skylights allow sunlight to permeate every room in the house.

kitchen counters and cleared off shelves

Mid-century modern living room with white couches

Mid-century home | living room with white couche and fireplace

expansive living room

A mix of high-end materials including red slate floors, birch cabinetry, redwood shelves, and exposed wood beams cement the connection between the interior and the outdoors. Solar gains during the day contribute to the home’s energy efficiency. The kitchen retains the original cabinetry, decorative tile work and substantial built-ins.

office with desk chair and computer laptop with windows behind

stone steps and hallway

In addition to the three bedrooms, there are two bonus spaces, one with high-end sound dampening panels and multiple walls of windows that is currently a home office and another small room that could serve as a kid’s playroom or additional office.

Mid-Century home | bedroom with skylight
Mid-century home | bedroom with corner windows
a bedroom with two windows

An impressively long driveway leads to the house which is perched atop a plateau with 360-degree seasonal mountain views and not a single neighbor in sight. Multiple outdoor spaces provide various options for relaxation and entertainment.

aerial view of land, mountains and sky

Stone steps lead to the heated in-ground pool which is surrounded by an extensive bluestone terrace with both farm and mountain views.

outdoor pool and two lounge chairs

close-up of pool with two lounge chairs

a pool with lounge chairs

long expansive lawn with two blue chair and trees on the edges

Slightly down the driveway is a separate meadow that would be an ideal spot for an accessory dwelling unit. Sloping gently down the back of the property is a walking path that meanders along the adjacent farm which could be extended into a more significant hiking trail. Millbrook, Beacon and Rhinebeck are all a short drive away. Just minutes to the Taconic State Parkway and 15 minutes to Metro-North station at New Hamburg.


All Photos: Lawrence Braun
205 Emans, Lagrangeville, NY, 12540 | Asking $1,250,000

photo of a brown house in the woods

Contact: Joseph Satto

Mobile: (917) 597-7474
Email: [email protected]

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