A Midcentury Modern Home Just Outside Suffern: $840K

  |  February 7, 2024

Rockland County is well known as a bedroom community for New York City workers and civil servants. The 1955 construction of the then-Tappan Zee Bridge spurred a population boom. Today, Upstater visits a Midcentury Modern home just outside Suffern that was built when the bridge was just a decade old.

The nearly 3,000-square-foot contemporary has five bedrooms and 2.5 baths on a wooded, 1.61-acre lot on a cul-de-sac. The facade retains that c.1965 ethos.

It continues inside, albeit with a few modern updates for comfort and convenience. Storage abounds in the kitchen with a wall of cabinets across from an L-shaped bank of white cabinetry, all sandwiching a large center island that holds a gas cooktop.

The island’s counter juts out into a breakfast bar that looks out through a line of windows above the cabinets.

A dining room beyond the kitchen has a perfect gallery wall for an art collector…

…and a cozy, brick fireplace.

The living room has vaulted ceilings and a teak column that houses a fireplace.

Beige carpeting runs from wall to wall here.

Low ceiling beams and plasterwork along a half-wall add cozy vintage feels in the family room.

Wooden stairs curve down to a large library that could double as a bedroom with envy-worthy closets.

This bedroom, though, could be a library in itself with an entire wall of bookshelves beneath a slanted wall of skylights.

The bathroom has a large, enclosed tub/shower, with what looks like a second sink inside the shower area. Big windows bring the outside in. The new owner will be thankful for the privacy that the property allows.

Another skylight illuminates this lofty, second-floor library/office.

Libraries abound in this house.

The louvered closet doors and white ceiling fan, combined with big windows and an airy feel, totally give tropical vibes in this bedroom. We imagine the shelves hold a first-edition of “The Old Man and the Sea” somewhere among the titles.

A bathroom with a glass door? Hmmm…Still, it’s a pretty room, with more glass enclosing the shower area.

A full house generator powers everything when the power fails. At least the new owner won’t need supplemental light in the daytime, with all of these windows. The wooded setting is rustic yet amazingly close to amenities—the New York State Thruway is just 15 minutes from this Midcentury Modern home just outside Suffern. Make sure to stop at Torne Valley Vineyards on your way there.

If this Mad Men-era contemporary is your jam, find out more about 6 Steinway Court, Suffern, from Sharon Kushner with EXP Realty.

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