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Brutalist Virginia home by W G Clark channels 1930s modernism

Virginia architect W G Clark designed this Williamsburg home in 2005, combining brutalism with international style modernism to create the woodland retreat.

1668 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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The Clark Residence sits on a 9.98-acre site that includes 600 feet of water frontage and is surrounded by mature trees. Thick concrete walls give the 3,000 sq ft home an austere exterior, heightened by steel windows and doors.

This industrial feel continues inside where concrete interiors have steel girders and metalwork, and walls are set with glass bricks, inspired by Pierre Chareau’s 1932 landmark Maison de Verre.

1668 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Courtesy of the owner

The two-bedroom home at 1668 John Tyler Highway is for sale directly through its owner for $1.7m and has just emerged from an extensive interior restoration. Its great room is the star of the show thanks to its floor-to-ceiling glass walls, concrete galleries that flank the room, and a towering 17-ft-tall modernist room divider.

Custom cabinetry designed by Clark is installed throughout the Virginia property, while the home’s furniture – including pieces by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Jean-Michel Frank, Pierre Chareau, and Marcel Breuer – are available by separate negotiation.

1668 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Courtesy of the owner
1668 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Courtesy of the owner
Courtesy of the owner

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