A 1962 Richard Neutra house in Bryn Athyn that was featured in the April edition of the Architectural Digest is on the market. Neutra was a famous Austrian-American architect, who died just eight years after creating his Montgomery County home.
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A 1962 Richard Neutra house in Bryn Athyn that was featured in the April edition of the Architectural Digest is on the market. Neutra was a famous Austrian-American architect, who died just eight years after creating his Montgomery County home. </p>n<p><a href="http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/blogs/open-house/" target="_blank">Check out our Open House section</a> for info on the hottest homes on the market.
The superbly designed and maintained 6,303 sq. ft. house completed in 1962 is set on 10.1 conserved acres in turn surrounded by the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, an 812-acre nature conservancy.
Neutra's Pitcairn House, a very private, hidden masterpiece, is the quintessential house in the woods.
The living spaces are designed around a courtyard with a terrace, grass, sandbox and trees beyond.
The cantilevered entrance staircase hovers over a swim-in-place indoor pool.
Marvelous design, comfortable living surrounded by acres of wildlife and nature, yet close to metropolitan areas.
Neutra signature designs are found throughout: Twindows (PPG double pane thermal windows), floor-to-ceiling, connect the indoors with nature outside. Windows exposed to the sun and not protected by an overhang are tinted “Solargray."
In 2000 a new, professionally designed chef's kitchen was installed overlooking an eating area along the floor to ceiling windows – the perfect place to watch the birds at the feeder.
A Sub-Zero refrigerator, double ovens, maple cabinets and a desk surround two working islands with granite counters.
The Master Suite located at the very private end of the house has a bedroom with floor to ceiling windows that look out on changing light and seasons.
The bathroom with marble counters and a tile floor has a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
A dressing area completes the suite.
A white minimalist wall interrupts the front façade marking the front door and hiding the deck behind it.
Off the living room is a large deck partially protected by an overhang, perfect for warm weather enjoyment.
Sculptural walls distinguish important areas: the invisibly set stone wall at the head of the driveway separates the front from the family entrance.
Three bedrooms and a full bath open onto the family room. The guest room with floor to ceiling windows has a Jacuzzi bathtub.
Pitcairn House is 40 min. from Center City Philadelphia and 1.5 hours from the Lincoln Tunnel. Northeast Philadelphia Airport, 15 min. away, is used by private jets and smaller planes. It is listed by <a href="http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-830-7n4f69/richard-neutras-pitcairn-house-bryn-athyn-pa-19009">Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty</a>. For more information, contact Susan Ravenscroft.