Break the Mold With a Brutalist ‘Tree House’ on the Chesapeake | North Salem Real Estate


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Up for $1.29M on Maryland’s Gibson Island is this atypical Chesapeake cottage, a 2,826-square-foot fortress designed by blocky brutalism extraordinaire, Ulrich Franzen. Known as the Glass Tree House, the 1962 three-bedroom was built for an executive at Bethlehem Steel, which may explain the liberal use of steel beams and trim. Curbed DC points out the house perches at the highest point of the island (“and as such, the trees”), and the brokerbabble is quick to tout the home’s “manicured sloping gardens [that] provide dramatic views from within.” Have a look inside, below.

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