Marcel Breuer was one of the most famous artists to come out of the Bauhaus. Now, during the centennial of the German art school, one of his Massachusetts creations is for sale.
Tucked on a leafy one acre-lot in Andover, the house at 83 Sunset Rock Road is a Modernist marvel. While Breuer is often remembered for his one-of-a-kind chair designs, the buildings he created, like the Whitney Museum of American Art and the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, exhibit walls of glass, clean lines, and box-like elements. This residential work measures just over 3,700 square feet. It’s divided into two sections — one for living and one for sleeping — and offers three bedrooms and three full bathrooms.
Breuer built the home, called the Grieco House, for a retired businessman in 1955. Inside, the majority of its original features have been preserved. Mahogany and oak built-ins grace the living areas and bedrooms. One desk nook abutting the master suite resembles the study of the 1938 Gropius House in Lincoln. Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus school, was a lifelong mentor of Breuer, and built an office in his own home to accommodate a desk that Breuer designed.
Abundant windows in the Grieco House overlook its lush grounds, and natural elements like stone flooring bring the outside in. The main living area is anchored by a large fireplace, while a light-filled foyer connects both wings of the home. A library comes complete with built-in shelves for amassing books, and the house’s lower level contains a bedroom with a full bathroom. The bedrooms on the main floor, meanwhile, open to a stone patio in the backyard.
Jon Maren of Keller Williams Realty has listed the landmark property for $899,900. Maren will host an open house on Sunday, May 19, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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