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 Compass.com.