1946 single-family modernist gem.
The Booth (Damora) House. Philip Johnson’s first commission was for Richard and Olga Booth, a young couple who wanted a weekend house near Manhattan. Architectural photographer Robert Damora and architect Sirkka Damora purchased the house in 1955 for $23,500 and lived there for 55 years. In 2010, the widowed Sirkka Damora put the house on the market for $2 million. The price is now $1.6 million. A little tired looking but a little TLC will bring it back.
location: bedord, new york
plan: the 1,440-square-foot (134 m) house, an 800-square-foot (74 m) studio building
plan: three-bedroom, 3.5-bath
lot: 1.92-acre (0.78 ha)