A Midcentury-Modern Forest Oasis by Paul Rudolph Lists for $2.9M

Settle into serenity in the legendary architect’s Bernhard Residence.

Property Details: 

Location: 21 Hycliff Road, Greenwich, Connecticut

Price: $2,995,000

Architect: Paul Rudolph

Footprint: 5,132 square feet (four bedrooms, four baths)

 Lot size: 4.12 acres

From the agent: "Drive through unique stone pillars to enter a serene and idyllic world punctuated by the rushing sound of the Byram River. Set amid the mature landscape is a unique home with a dramatic expansion by the noted midcentury-modern architect, Paul Rudolph. The house offers an amazing living room and screen porch perched on columns 25 feet above the property as it rolls down to the Byram River 100 feet below. Rudolph oriented the new and repurposed spaces to capture the western sunsets. Characteristic of this architectural style popular in the mid-20th Century, building materials and structural features are to be visible artistic elements."

Rudolph’s design unfolds over numerous offset floors. One large room shifts to various levels, and the second floor, supported by columns, extends outward.

A private entry onto the property guarantees peace and quiet.

Exposed wood beams and columns support the structure in place of bearing walls, allowing for wide-open interiors. 

This spacious living areas are inherently flexible, and can serve a variety of purposes. 

The steel fireplace in the dining area is framed with stones rescued from the dismantled garage during the original remodeling of the home.

Built-in display shelves and countertops maximize storage and maintain the fluidity and open quality of the space.

Floor-to-ceiling windows capture the graceful  sway of the surrounding trees.  

The elevated deck is oriented to capture western sunsets, while its structural components frame the surrounding landscape.

A wide and airy hallway leads to an expansive bathroom that features sliding partition doors and curved panoramic windows.

In a generously sized bedroom, two symmetrical windows frame the rocky terrain surrounding the house. 

Sliding glass doors in the primary bedroom lead directly outdoors. 

The lovely manicured landscape highlights the beauty of the Connecticut forest.

In the home’s luxurious backyard, a large private pool with a diving board puts the icing on the cake. 

The Bernhard Residence at 21 Hycliff Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, is currently listed for $2,995,000 by Helene Barre and Fran Ehrlich of Sotheby's International Realty - Greenwich Brokerage.


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