Mid-Century Modern Revived

Set on the tallest dune in Quogue, this restored mid-century modern house was originally designed in the early 1960s by architect Abraham Geller.  Rooted in abstract expressionism, the 3,830 square-foot house evokes artist Piet Mondrian’s grid of black lines and primary colors as well as architect Le Corbusier’s exuberant butterfly roof design.  Each section of the double-diamond façade includes a triangular portion pointing down which creates a central butterfly roof effect on the exterior and high ceilings and large water view windows on the inside.

Though in disrepair, the house benefited from only one owner so that all custom elements remained intact.  Our client came to us with the desire to restore not only the house and its grounds but all custom-made furniture and period items that were included in the purchase.  With minimal additions to the house – ground level guest quarters and sitting room – the house is posed to retain its work-of-art status well into this century.

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