Address: 10 Beech Hill Lane, Pound Ridge, NY
Bathrooms: 5 full, 1 half
Square feet: 5,830
Architectural buffs might be drawn to this home’s provenance but just a quick look at the serene pool or bright, open interiors is drawing the attention of buyers of all interests. Built in 1974 by architect Vuko Tashkovich, protégé of famed architects Eliot Noyes, John M. Johansen and I.M. Pei, 10 Beech Hill Lane is one of 28 modernist houses Tashkovich built in his hometown of Pound Ridge. The architectural masterpiece has all the signature details Tashkovich is known for: white exteriors, soaring ceilings, clean rectangular lines and walls of glass windows bringing the outdoors in. Many of his creations are on lakeside properties like this one with bucolic views.
With many families seeking space to work from home part-time and proximity to the train and highway so they can hop into the city when needed, Slater says the home is getting interest as both a full-time and part-time domicile. “The weekend buyers are back in full swing so the commute to NYC can be a little farther and amenities are more important,” says Sally Slater, real agent with Douglas Elliman in Pound Ridge, NY.
Surrounded by mature landscaping and specimen trees on 3.27 acres, this house has amenities in spades. Step through the sliders to an elevated patio where the current owners love to entertain. Step down to the pool patio with a pool house that has an outdoor bar, bath, changing rooms and shower. A half basketball court, sports field for soccer, field hockey or football, and lake for kayaking and fishing, provide more opportunity to get outside and get active. “If you wanted you could put a pickleball court out there,” says Slater. “There is just so much to do.”
Updates were made in 2013, including a new kitchen, which opens to a spacious family room with its own fireplace as well as a screened-in porch with windows allowing for year-long use. “The dining room space really flows beautifully, and the family room has a wonderful fireplace,” says Slater. “There is lots of glass, so you are looking out onto a beautiful landscape from those rooms…It’s equally nice in the winter.”
One of Slater’s favorite rooms of the house is the primary bedroom with en suite bathroom. Located on the second floor, it has a private terrace overlooking the grounds, providing sweeping views of the leveled lawns.
Beech Hill Lane is near the center of the Scotts Corners hamlet of Pound Ridge. Slater says the location is a big draw as well, for the ease of commute and local entertainment value beyond the property line. Adds Slater: “Scotts Corners has transformed into a lively and eclectic [hamlet], making it a great shopping and eating cultural hub minutes from Beech Hill.”
Associate Real Estate Broker Douglas Elliman