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Water Mill's 'Centrifugal Villa' Is Up For Sale

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It's been over three years since we last mentioned this seven-bedroom designed by Obra Architects, but since the home has recently come on the market, it's time to revisit the place. The brokerbabble is relatively straightforward, but it's the description on Obra's website that really needs to be read to be believed (if not entirely understood). Cue the grad school student thesis:

"The Centrifugal Villa is arranged around a hollow center, as if the heart of the house had somehow fallen outside its body. The string of subsequent spaces in its interior provide a comprehension of the whole by sacrificing their individual geometric cohesiveness to the fractured configuration of the entire composition. The experience of the interior is characterized by constantly shifting vanishing points, at the place of their collision in each crease of the plan, large openings cutting dormer scoops on the roof, centrifugally release the views out to the surrounding landscape.

The house, defined by this idea rather than a formal imposition, cannibalizes the local 'vernacular,' distorting it through hexagonal introspection of the plan and the transposed proportion of the parts."

Set on five acres that include a Har-tru tennis court, speciman trees, rolling lawns, a salt water pool, and a four-car garage, the 7000 sq. ft. modern is asking $5.995M. · Listing: Modern Water Mill Compound [Brown Harris Stevens]
· Centrifugal Villa [OBRA Architects]