Photographs courtesy Aaron Weiner, Comey and Shepherd Realtors
Along a road of traditional houses on the edge of Clifton stands an unusual—and awesome—architectural spectacle that will make built environment buffs sit up and take notice. 4086 Egbert Avenue was built in 1960 and features many of the mid-century Modern bells and whistles that you’d expect, including a rambling open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Most of the house is cantilevered over the wooded ravine below, which adds sort of an exciting risk element as well as a scenic view of the woods. The unique layout is reminiscent of Cameron Frye’s house in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. (Just looking at the structure hoisted over the ravine is enough to make you want to drive a 1961 Ferrari GT over the edge.)
The home’s interior is as pleasantly groovy as its outside, with seven bedrooms and a hefty dose of 1960s retro flair—complete with wood paneling and a spiral staircase—that demands a suite of jazzy furniture. Seriously, if you don’t have one of those swanky egg chairs, you aren’t properly decorating this house. Finally, the courtyard, featuring a stone lounge chair, puts the fun in funky.
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