Property Crush

Peek Inside This Mid-Century Modern Jewel with Lake Views

published Jul 13, 2023
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Wooden exterior of mid century modern country home.
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A house by the lake — is there anything dreamier? Why yes, there is, and it is this mid-century modern redwood home with a private dock on a lake. Situated in Putnam Valley, New York, the two-bedroom gem boasts views of Lake Oscawana right from the screened-in porch.

The details:

  • Where: Putnam Valley, New York
  • Price: $525,000
  • Size: 1,667 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
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Built in 1940, the home is brimming with mid-century charm. Wooden beams run across white ceilings and wide windows look out into the verdant surroundings. A fireplace bookended by built-ins defines the living room, which flows into the dining room, which takes on a wonderfully retro look thanks to the three-tiered colorful glass light fixture. 

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The current staging opts for an orange rug underneath a tapered leg dining table, and I personally would not change a thing.

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If you like retro style, you’ll love the kitchen, where yellow-green counters sit atop light wooden cabinets, and white appliances sit against a brown tiled floor. Thanks to the trio of windows above the sink, the room is flooded with natural light, making the room feel funky in the best way — and not at all dingy. 

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In the primary bedroom, the quirkiness continues. The walls are painted a warm and fun shade of pink, but for the real showstopper, you have to look up: The ceilings are bedecked in a lime green and navy blue geometric pattern. Two globe pendants bring light into the room, as does the sliding glass door that leads directly out from the room onto an intimate balcony. 

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The rest of the 1,667-square-foot home offers other delightful design elements, from the bathroom with sky blue tiling in the shower and sunshine yellow tiling that wraps around the rest of the room, to the spiral wooden staircase that lead down to the home’s lower level (which, yes, features wooden wall paneling). 

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And then of course, there’s the beautifully landscaped backyard, and the long screened-in porch ripe for sitting out for hours, enjoying the sunshine and lake views from the comfort of your own home.

This Property Crush is listed by Lynn Ryan, Compass.

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