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Centerport modern ranch has ‘Mad Men’ feel, agent says

The Centerport home, designed by North Shore architect

The Centerport home, designed by North Shore architect Arthur Illum Hansen, has four bedrooms and two baths. Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

This light-filled modern ranch in Centerport listed for $629,000 has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a throwback “Mad Men” aesthetic, the listing agent says.

The approximately 1,800-square-foot residence was built in 1959 by North Shore architect Arthur Illum Hansen on a third of an acre.

Sharply angled windows, unvarnished dark wood and a brick wood-burning fireplace in the combined living-dining room are all hallmarks of a Hansen design, says listing agent Risa Ziegler of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

“It’s very utilitarian, in some respects. He builds a very smart house that works in whatever the time period is,” she says.

The current owners — a pair of working artists, Ziegler says — have updated the home in recent years.

“They brought it into this century, but true to the vintage that it was built,” she says.

A pebbled walkway lines the landscaped perimeter of the house; inside, a slate foyer includes a retro green “bottle-bottom” accent framing the front door. Nearby, an eat-in kitchen has lacquered cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

A vaulted family room, which is part of the above-grade lower level that includes an additional bedroom and bathroom, has natural light and views of the gently rolling property, Ziegler says. Sliding doors there open to the patio with foliage and a custom waterfall designed by the homeowner.

A grassy side yard, accessible by sliding doors from the living-dining room, has a firepit and seating, and a wooded area includes hammocks and art.

Three bedrooms are clustered on the first floor; a master bedroom with “walls of windows” features a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with porcelain double sinks and tiles.

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