Designed in 1959 by Hayes Kelley and architect Charles Leofanti and built in 1960, the 2,636-square-foot midcentury home was where Kelley, his wife, and their children stayed for their entire lives.
The home boasts original finishes such as a kitchen featuring Paul McCobb-designed, Mutschler Series 700 cabinetry with a functioning charcoal grill, and an elegant Walpole stone fireplace. High ceilings and glossy finishes lit by smart, connected lighting keeps the classic design from feeling stuffy. Shoji-screened windows and meshing throughout add subtle texture and depth to the space.
At the heart of the home, an open-sky glass atrium surrounds the kitchen and dining rooms, bringing the outdoors in, and opening up to the 28,900-square-foot lot which borders Ellis Pond. Minimalist, sculptured gardens surround the home.
A spiral staircase winds up to the rooftop, where Manhattans and a few dry gin martinis could most certainly be enjoyed after a '50s-inspired dinner party.
For more information, visit the Hayes Kelley House online.
-Architecture: Charles Leofanti
-Builder: Hayes Kelley
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