Second Home House Porn: Mid Century Mod Trailer in the Sky, Not a Money Pit

This home is in Kingston, New York, in the Hudson River Valley, and was just written up in the New York Times. I’m writing about it because a) it is a second home for a NYC couple and b) it was built in 1958 by the grandparents of a friend who grew up in the area but now lives in California. They were the “meticulous couple” mentioned in this article. My friend, Samantha, says all that is missing is the Day-Glo white Christmas tree and — oh yes — she also says she has never heard it referred to as the Jetson’s House. The home is in a lovely neighborhood and the mid-mod design makes for easy maintenance, which can be a real pain when you own multiple homes. (Maintaining one drives me nuts!)!

“The couple who had commissioned the architect who designed the house lived in it until we bought it. They had been meticulous. It has a butterfly roof, so the front slopes gradually downward, rising again about halfway back. It’s great in the winter because there are no drainage problems. The sun melts the snow, and it runs along the center and off. You hear about second homes becoming money pits. This was so well built and so beautifully designed, it will never be that.”

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