3 Middle Patent Road
SOLD // $1,395,000 // THE DUSEK RESIDENCE, 1970 // ARCHITECT DAVID HENKEN
SENSITIVELY RENOVATED 2014-2019 BY CURRENT OWNERS
Only the 2nd owners of this private estate-like property, present custodians carefully preserved original details while making lifestyle improvements to one of architect David Henken’s most stunning design jewels. Perched on ever blossoming verdant landscape, this architectural residence blends beautifully with its serene surroundings. Henken’s thoughtful positioning of the home takes in seasonal views of sparkling Cobamong Lake. Warm, interior tones showcases original organic textures that become illuminated from floor to ceiling windows. All social spaces allow for outdoor access for great entertaining and family fun. Main bedroom wing incorporates a beautiful master; a retreat itself. Offering the highest criteria in design, craftsmanship & ease of living… this magnificent residence DEFINES peaceful seclusion!
BY THE NUMBERS: 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, 2.18 ACRES, 2,980 SQUARE FEET, 1 OFFICE, 1 FAMILY ROOM, 2 FIREPLACES, 2 CAR CARPORT, NEW: ROOF, GENERATOR, SECURITY SYSTEM, TESLA ELECTRIC CHARGER, BOILER, KITCHEN APPLIANCES, WOOD DECKING, INSIDE & OUTSIDE PAINT, RENOVATED: KITCHEN, MASTER BATHROOM, HARDWOOD FLOORS.
IN 1968, ORIGINAL OWNERS COMMISSIONED NOTED USONIAN ARCHITECT DAVID HENKEN CURRENT, SECOND OWNERS SENSITIVELY RENOVATED THIS MASTERWORK . As a young engineer living in New York City in the 30’s, David Henken decided that the city was getting too congested. He wanted to build a home up in Westchester County, immediately North of the city. Around this time, Henken and his wife attended an exhibit of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work at MoMA. Seeing this exhibit so captured their imaginations that Henken and his wife pulled up stakes in New York to study with Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin, his compound in Wisconsin. Ultimately, he worked alongside Frank Lloyd Wright designing homes in Usonia, as well his own home on Wright Way. The Dusek’s [original owners] commissioned David Henken in 1968 to design their dream home on a gorgeous boulder & tree strewn private piece of property in Armonk, New York. The downstairs design plan was executed later by Russell Dusek’s brother, an architect and follower of Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was thoughtfully positioned on the property for privacy, to maximize solar gain and take advantage of the wonderful view of Cobamong Lake, a secluded 20 acre neighboring estate. Henken designed this home embracing the union of landscape & architecture. The interior excites the senses with warm, organic textures showcasing the original, preserved details. Generous glass unites indoors & outdoors seamlessly.
2014-2019 IMPROVEMENT LIST:
2014 ROOF old tar & gravel roof completely torn off, replaced with new marble gravel & hot tar roof with hand hammered & soldered copper gutters, solid board insulation. Including removal of 11 old skylights & replacement with 11 new veralux skylights
2014 Master Bath Refreshed tile, floating sink, Fantini sink & shower fixtures with custom Fantini sink downspout, Duravit wall mount sensowash toilet
2014 Kitchen new appliances including built in Subzero refrigerator/freezer, induction cooktop & Kohler sink including MGS faucet
2014 Second Refrigerator/Freezer installed in first level utility room
2014 Hardwood Floors sanded, stained & refinished
2015 Whole House Security System Dual Path (cellular backup) & remote control via phone app
2015 GENERATOR Kohler 20 kW whole house generator with automatic transfer switch
2016 House painted inside & outside
2017 New Buderus Oil Fired boiler Indirect hot water tank & all new circulator pumps – 7 zone heating system for optimum efficiency.
Nest thermostats for separate 2 zone central AC system
2017 built-in Tesla electric car charging station installed
2019 New Exterior Deck Wood Flooring