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

Gerald Luss House, Ossining, New York
Gerald Luss House, Ossining, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
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  • 4 BR
  • Sleeps 8
  • from $ 500 nt
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.

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.

Description

Composed of concrete block, wood, stone and glass, this holiday home in New York designed by architect Gerald Luss 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.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, cable TV, kitchen and bath amenities, laundry facilities, private parking.

AROUND

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 predate 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gerald Luss House, Ossining, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • Gerald Luss House, Ossining, New York | holiday homes, holiday rentals

Gerald Luss House

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$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
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Bedrooms4 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 King 2 Queen, 2 Twin
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms3 Bathrooms
Accommodate8 Guests
InternetWifi throughout
Kid FriendlyFamilies welcome
Pet friendlyNo
ViewBeautiful woodland views
Rates
Cleaning (One Time)$150
Tax9% for total rate
Sec. Deposit$500
Check-In3pm
Check-Out11am
Cancellation50% cancellation refund up until 30 days prior to check in
Season Start Date End Date Nightly Min Stay
Standard RateJan 1Dec 31$5001 nights
Additional Charge on Weekends$$550 per night on FRI SAT SUN
Additional Guests$$50 per person / per night above 8
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