Live in an Architectural Masterpiece at This Toshiko Mori-Designed Home

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Where modern design meets the Hudson River: so much glass, so many views, and a living roof, all just a train ride from Manhattan.

Amid a Hudson Valley art and design scene anchored by Dia:Beacon and Storm King Art Center, this modern glass and steel home fits right in. Designed by New York-based Japanese architect Toshiko Mori, the cantilevered abode sits on nearly two and a half acres in Garrison, a small town about 70 minutes from Manhattan by train. And best of all, it overlooks the Hudson River.

With three bedrooms and three and a half baths, the home would be ideal for hosting friends and family in need of some nature. A sleek kitchen, kitted out with Miele appliances, flows into dining- and living-room spaces—and all of it is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass. Outside, the generously sized lawn bleeds into the woods, which give way to the river and rolling hills of the valley beyond. 

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The abundance of glass throughout the home, including in the bedrooms, casts natural light everywhere—the listing describes it as "a sculptural prism"—but thoughtful touches like a fireplace and plenty of light-wood accents provide warmth and balance. In the winter, it might feel like being inside a chic snow globe. 

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Mori's body of work extends well beyond residential design to commercial, institutional, and cultural projects, from an arts center in Senegal to exhibition spaces at New York's Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. And over the past three decades, she's proved her knack for ecologically attuned structures. This home falls into that category: it works with the land, offering exposures in all directions, touts a living roof with flowering shrubs, and uses geothermal heating and cooling. 

Drawn to the land and light of this Putnam County, NY, home? Find out more in the listing on