The late Russel Wright, famed and innovative 20th century designer of tableware, furniture, and lamps, chose this 75 acre property on a steep hillside in Garrison, NY, which had old stone quarries, streams, granite boulders, and woods commingled. With his wife Mary, he designed and landscaped an idiosyncratic modern home as a showcase for his design philosophy and the latest in new materials in the immediate post WWII years. The style is a combination of modern and Japanese, with some Frank Lloyd Wright influence. The multilevel, flat-roof house with floor-to-ceiling windows is at the edge of one of the quarry walls, looking down and across a pond he created in the lower part of the quarry, redirecting a stream from high up the hill. The property is filled with trails he created that are open to the public; the house and its grounds may be visited only on a guided tour. Come prepared to walk steep, uneven stone steps around the quarry and even in the house. The scene is dramatic, sculptural. Hope for a sunny day; definnitely not a place to wander around in the rain. In snow it would be spectacular.
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