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Marcel Breuer house in the Hudson Valley is restored

June 27, 2018

Ken Sena and Joseph Mazzafero have completed yet another restoration of a Marcel Breuer house, the 1953 George and Vera Neumann House in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Previously, they restored two Breuer homes in Litchfield, CT, the Stillman I and Huvelle Houses, for which they received both a Connecticut Preservation Award and a DOCOMOMO US Modernism in America Award. They purchased the Neumann house in 2014, while in the midst of their Litchfield projects. It was relatively unaltered, with the only addition having been designed by Breuer’s office in 1970, but many of the important features had suffered from deferred maintenance. Sena and Mazzaferro gathered information about the property through archival research and interviews. Work included rebuilding interior walls, replacing floors with matching bluestone, adding thermal-pane glass into the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors, and clearing the overgrown landscape. View this slideshow from Architectural Digest to see the results of this latest restoration.

A Marcel Breuer House on the Hudson Is Restored to Modern Magic,” Architectural Digest, May 24, 2018.

Photo by François Dischinger