Gerald Luss House

Ossining, New York
Architect Gerald Luss Adapts The Corporate-Design Genre To His Own Rural New York Home

Having left an indelible impact on Manhattan with his design of the interiors of the Time-Life Building, architect, sculptor and furniture designer Gerald Luss took to the woods, turning his sights to a more bucolic setting to create this holiday home in New York. 

Luss' influential company, Design for Business, was a leader in the mid-twentieth century of business interiors and furniture design, ushering in the "Mad Men" era of mid-century style.

Built for his family in 1952, the home was his first residential project, and still includes many original pieces designed by Mr. Luss, including the Time-Life twelve-foot couch and coffee table.

Located in an area famous for some other mid-century luminaries, including Frank Lloyd Wright, the home readjusts the postwar corporate‐design genre into a chic and livable contemporary home.

Artfully stylized, the home’s sleek and simple design highlights the enduring appeal of mid-century design and contemporary ideals, which the owners have faithfully preserved.

To read an interview with the owner, click here.

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Composed of concrete block, wood, stone and glass, the home is a time capsule of his unique talent.  

Situated on over two acres of woodlands, the two-story house is cantilevered out over the ground while coming into a landing at the entrance. 

A glass box houses the main living area, immersing you into the forest and is divided by a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth adjacent to the kitchen and dining area. A spiral stairway leads down to the four ground floor bedrooms and a media room with space for up to eight guests.

There is a sheltered dining and lounge terrace among the sloping green gardens and an additional sunny terrace with views of the forests.


A HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY DISTRICT & MID-CENTURY HOTBED

Just under an hour north of New York City, the village of Ossining figures twice in architect Luss' legacy. Along with his bravura Time Life building (home to the fictional firm in the hit TV show "Mad Men"), the town is also home to its fictional lead character.

Set along the Hudson River, the village’s many historic structures, especially along it's Main Street predates the Revolutionary War, with a charming mix of Victorian, and Colonial Revival. Having undergone a bit of a revitalization, there's a vibrant new cultural influx with a small-town feel. Check out the farmers’ market on Saturdays and Summer street fair. 

The Stillwater Lake is under a half-mile or short walk for great swimming and water sports and the nearby Teatown Lake Reservation and nature preserve features over fifteen miles of trails. The Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway is a nature park that runs from Ossining north to Westchester County's Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill.

The Frank LLoyd Wright-designed Usonia Historic District, an almost one hundred acre national historic district, is located ten miles south in Mount Pleasant, and a must-see for architecture buffs.

American industrial designer Russel Wright's Manitoga is a National Historic Landmark and Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is located just thirty minutes north.  


LOCATION

Ossining, New York. Nearest Airport: Westchester County White Plains Airport, HPN (approx. 15 miles), All NYC Airports (approx. 50 miles) 

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall

 
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Gerald Luss House, Ossining, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Gerald Luss House, Ossining, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Gerald Luss House, Ossining, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Gerald Luss House, Ossining, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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Gerald Luss House
Ossining, New York
The Enduring Appeal of Sleek & Simple Design

Having left an indelible impact on Manhattan with his design of the interiors of the Time-Life Building, architect, sculptor and furniture designer Gerald Luss took to the woods, turning his sights to a more bucolic setting to create this holiday home in New York. 

Luss' influential company, Design for Business, was a leader in the mid-twentieth century of business interiors and furniture design, ushering in the "Mad Men" era of mid-century style.

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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped
Internet Wifi throughout
Essentials Yes
TV Yes
Cable TV Yes
Heating Yes
Washer Yes
Dryer Yes
Free Parking on Premises Yes
Bedrooms 4
Bed Type 1 King 2 Queen, 2 Twin
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 3
Accommodates 8
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pets-Friendly No pets allowed
Family/Kid Friendly Families welcome
Min. Stay 3 nights
Check-In 4pm
Check-Out 11am
Cleaning $160
Tax 9.00 % for total rate
Sec. Deposit $550
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.

Please be respectful of the home and vintage furnishings. Do not move furniture or the Noguchi paper lamps as they are very fragile. No smoking or vaping allowed in the house. No parties allowed. No additional guests beyond those agreed at time of booking. In order for the maids to come in and deep clean please ensure the house is left in a reasonably tidy condition. Please remove trash at end of stay and place in the containers at top of driveway. Any damages or additional cleaning will be assessed and may be deducted from your deposit. Thank you and please enjoy your stay 

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