Breuer built 19-21 Finney Farm Road in 1953 for textile designer Vera and George Neumann, who were frequent collaborators with the Bauhaus architect. Vera was known for her graphic textile designs, counting Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe among her clients.
Bruer employed Neumann’s signature colour scheme of red, white and blue into his plan for the single-storey hilltop home in Croton-on-Hudson, contrasting these block colours with natural stone and concrete.
Current custodians and Breuer devotees Ken Sena and Joseph Mazzaferro are the Upstate New York property’s third owners. They delved into the archives to restore the six-bedroom home to its midcentury glory. Starting the project in 2014, they scooped a 2019 Preservation League of NY Award for Excellence in Historical Restoration following its completion.
Drawing on Breuer’s original plans, the couple has replaced floors, updated sliding glass panes and tamed the overgrown garden to capture far-reaching views of the Hudson River and restore Bruer’s vision.
A sculptural concrete fireplace commands the living room, while walnut cabinetry and timber ceilings contrast stone floors, painted brick and white walls.
The Neumann Residence is for sale via Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty for $4.2m.