Marcel Breuer-Designed Neumann House on the Hudson River Seeks $4.2M
The Marcel Breuer-obsessed couple responsible for restoring two of the iconic architect’s Litchfield County projects have worked their magic once again, this time in the scenic Hudson Valley. Following a four and a half-year restoration process that in 2019 won them the Excellence in Historic Preservation Award from the state of New York, the design duo have now listed the Croton-on-Hudson home for $4.2 million. Known as Neumann House, the midcentury modern on the Hudson River embodies the organic modernism of Breuer’s best work.
Breuer, a member of the Harvard Five, designed Neumann House in 1953 for his friends Vera and George Neumann. Vera, an influential fashion designer, had commissioned Breuer to design the New York and Los Angeles showrooms for her line of scarves, each printed with her signature and dotted with a ladybug. Their private home was suitably fashionable and unique, set on a dramatic 3.4-acre hilltop with sprawling panoramic views and integrating interior and exterior spaces with singular intention.
Spread easily across only one level, the 6-bedroom, 4-bathroom stunner soaks in natural light with floor-to-ceiling glass on both sides. The Hudson lies to the west, while a private louvered courtyard, terrace, and pool wrap around the remainder. As well as funky furnishings and classic midcentury wood paneling, the home even has an indoor pool.
Painted with primary colors, the exterior pops when looking at the landscape as if it is a sculpture overlooking the peaceful river. Dalia Valdes and Inger Stringfellow of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty have the rare listing.