A Newly Restored Paul Rudolph Masterpiece Hits the Market for $5.6 Million
The Edersheim Residence in Westchester County features a Halston House–style sunken living room and two pools
A showstopping house designed by legendary architect Paul Rudolph has hit the market in the seaside village of Larchmont, New York. With an asking price of $5.6 million, the newly restored Edersheim Residence dates to 1957 but was totally revamped in the ’80s after owners Maurits and Claire Edersheim wanted to breathe new life into the low-slung structure. Enchanted by Rudolph’s work on their Manhattan apartment, the couple asked the modernist to give their country home a major face-lift.
In a series of renovations, the architect completely reworked the interiors in his trademark style and added custom built-in furnishings. (The multilevel living area, for instance, recalls Halston House’s iconic sunken living room.) He also devised a network of skylights and completed a new guesthouse for the property, which features both an indoor and outdoor pool.
Now weighing in at 9,000 square feet, the seven-bedroom dwelling has recently undergone a sensitive renovation overseen by Michael Grogan of Grogan Architecture. Among the updates are a link between the residence and garage and improved circulation between the central rooms. Respecting much of Rudolph’s vision, Grogan left the striking entrance canopies and sunken living room platform intact. “The renovation work and additions operate quietly, blending with the previous architectural formal, compositional, material, and spatial logics, a strategy also pursued by Rudolph—despite his significant additions—in relation to the original home,” stated Grogan on his website.
Set on 2.5 acres just 18 miles north of New York City, the updated home is poised to quickly find a buyer in the COVID-19 market, which has seen demand spike in upscale suburban areas. In addition to the pair of pools, amenities include a sauna, gym, separate office, and a main bedroom suite with a 21-jet tub and steam shower. There’s also around 1,000 square feet of outdoor living space, including a screened-in porch equipped with a kitchen for entertaining.