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For sale: 6 homes by famous architects

Orchard Hill
Orchard Hill
  • Location: Mount Kisco, N.Y.
  • Asking price: $3.495 million

This dramatic contemporary home was designed by Richard Meier.

While Meier is best known for known for public spaces like the Getty Center, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Paley Center for Media, he also accepted a number of private commissions.

Set on just under 7 acres, it was built in the early 1970s. Enter the house, "and you feel like you're walking into the sky," says Brian Milton, real estate broker with Houlihan Lawrence real estate, which is listing the home.

The first things you see are the trees and the views, he says.

When Meier planned the house, he created an upstairs sleeping loft. "His idea was that you wake up and you have a view of the world," says Milton.

Downstairs, the living room and dining room -- with a fireplace between -- were designed for entertaining and flow," says Milton.

But Meier's original design has been altered. Subsequent homeowners closed in the space between the home and a cottage on the site -- grafting the cottage onto the original house to add more square footage, says Milton.

Currently, the home has four bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,700 square feet, he says.

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