Modern Minimalism | Bedford, NY

Renowned New York design firm Ogawa/Depardon Architects, NYC puts its minimalist signature on a stunning residential masterpiece of cantilevered glass boxes artfully structured in a bold, geometric arrangement. The team worked carefully with homeowner Ted Petroulas to fill the 13,000-square-foot layout with a host of high technology features, such as remote controlled lights, window coverings and thermostats, as well as a powerful generator and solar panel system. Completed in 2009, the sophisticated five-bedroom, seven-bath home – situated on over 20 acres of leafy woodlands in Bedford, NY – is a celebration of modern architecture.

The gleaming glass, steel and granite facade is counterbalanced by an abundant use of organic wood and stone surfaces gracing the expansive interior. Three distinct levels present superb spaces infused with natural light and distant views. The main floor combines public and private areas, beginning in a two-story living room, an elegant dining room and a sleek center-island kitchen that opens onto a fireside family room. An impressive first-story master wing has a spa-like bath adjoining a sheltered terrace, while a home office space is tucked away from the principal rooms. Upstairs are four en suite bedrooms, a play room and a study. The lower level is dedicated to entertaining, with a glass-enclosed lap pool, sauna, gym, theater, billiards room and wine cellar. Indoor and outdoor lines are blurred through the use of dramatic floor-to-ceiling window walls framing verdant landscapes and hardwood forests. Throughout, the home’s clean, minimalist aesthetic enhances an open concept floor plan, resulting in a highly livable composition. Outdoors, an illuminated paddle tennis court, multiple terraces, a Zen-like reflecting pool and a koi pond viewed from the master bath are among the striking amenities.

Located less than an hour from Manhattan and minutes from the Connecticut border, the present owners use the home as their weekend retreat. “We are both into sports, running and biking, and the scenery here is so amazing and natural, totally different from city living,” says Petroulas, a New York-based investment manager. The family has two grown children and is ready for new adventures, which include his wife opening a restaurant in Brooklyn. Petroulas has enjoyed his time in this visually stunning design, a unique dwelling that spoke to his fondness for modern architecture. “Bedford does not have many modern homes,” he states. “This home really is an exception.”

Photography Courtesy of Carl Bellavia Photography

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