via ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Wright knocks down more real estate
Further affirming the happy marriage of design, architecture and real estate within the elevated precincts of the fine art world, the Chicago auction firm Wright is offering a trophy house on Oct. 7, 2007. This time, auctioneer Richard Wright has corralled Marcel Breuer's 1951 Wolfson House, complete with a riveted aluminum trailer that clearly could have been one of the inspirations for Australian designer Marc Newson's famous lounge chair and chest made of the same material.
As it happens, Breuer was requested to design the house around the trailer, and that's exactly what he did, for a totally unique ensemble. The residence is located on 10.3 acres in Salt Point in Dutchess County near Millbrook, N.Y. The presale estimate sounds more than reasonable: $1 million-$1.5 million -- or a fraction of the value of a set of six Arad chairs. "The land alone is worth the price," says Wright. [...]