6 homes with gorgeous open floor plans
Williamstown, Massachusetts. Bauhaus and Harvard Five architect Marcel Breuer built the Robinson House in 1948. The three-bedroom home showcases many of Breuer's iconic principles, with its butterfly roof, binuclear floor plan, and use of stone, glass, wood, and steel.
The 42.5-acre property includes a guesthouse, a swimming pool, water frontage on the Hoosic River, and private access to Hopkins Forest. $1,900,000. The Shire Group, William Pitt/Sotheby's International Realty, (413) 551-2055.
South Kingstown, Rhode Island. This four-bedroom reproduction of Andy Warhol's Montauk estate stands on almost 15 acres close to the village and beaches of Matunuck. It has five fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen, and a cathedral-ceilinged great room that encompasses the living and dining areas.
The property abuts conservation land and features a swimming pond, level fields, and stone walls. $2,850,000. Claudia Philbrick, Mott & Chace/Sotheby's International Realty, (401) 789-8899.
Los Angeles. This 1986 three-bedroom house in Brentwood Hills sits off a private modern courtyard. The main floor includes custom lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows, a great room including a kitchen and hearth, a dining space opening to a wraparound terrace with mountain and ocean views, and the master suite.
A spiral staircase leads down to a family room and two more bedroom suites. $3,395,000. Rick Grahn, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (310) 382-0344.
Chicago. Fifteen-foot ceilings and walls of windows give this ninth-floor, three-bedroom corner loft expansive city views. It also has a chef's kitchen with two Sub Zero refrigerators, a Wolf stove, and Miele appliances; a wine room; a game room; three balconies; and three garage spaces.
The neighborhood is in the city's historic Near North Side. $3,000,000. Sophia Klopas, Koening Rubloff Realty Group/Berkshire Hathaway, (312) 927-0334.
New York City. Formerly owned by an international designer, this 41st-floor condo penthouse in Murray Hill offers unique details. The bedroom suite has a marble-walled spa bathroom with a two-person soaking tub; there are high-end lighting fixtures, concealed speakers, an open gourmet kitchen, and a 180-degree view of the East River, from the United Nations to the Manhattan Bridge.
Approved architectural plans for a loft space are included. $1,480,000. Domingo Perez, Warburg Realty, (212) 380-2416.
Oxford, Ohio. Built in 1967, this four-bedroom, mid-century modern home was recently renovated. The 3,000-square-foot house has a new kitchen with custom cabinets; porcelain plank flooring; a great room with vaulted ceiling and skylight; and a master suite with spa bathroom and two walk-in closets.
The 1.2-acre private lot is near the local country club, downtown area, and Miami University campus. $399,900. Noah Zipko, Coldwell Banker/College Real Estate, (513) 255-0851.