Reporting Emily Smith
OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBS 2) — Imagine having your house built by the same architect who designed the Museum of Modern Art. For the latest edition of Living Large, CBS 2′s Emily Smith went on a private tour of a unique home on Long Island.
The home located at 14 Orchard Lane in Old Westbury is a work of art on 5 1/2 acres of land that is worth an estimated $4.5 million.
It looks like a modern glass house, but was built for the first president of the Museum of Modern Art in 1938.
The dining room is circular with huge glass facades. The glass alone in the house is worth half of a million dollars.
While most of the house is original, it has a brand-new kitchen that cost about $300,000 to create. It features marble counter tops, a black and white tile floor and stainless steel appliances, making it the epitome of luxury.
Views of the yard can be seen from almost anywhere. With all of the windows, it’s as if the inside and outside are one in the same.
The yard has hedges from 1938 that enclose the area around the pool offering some privacy. It is a local landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.