Inside the Snyder House

Not long after the dual towers of architect Bertrand Goldberg’s striking Marina City were opened in Chicago in the early 1960s, they were recognized for heralding a residential renaissance in U.S. cities. But Goldberg’s innovative approach was already on bold display further east, on New York’s Shelter Island, where he designed this midcentury marvel for CEO John Snyder in the early 1950s. For decades it was a local landmark, with architectural aficionados traveling to the island to admire its innovative design and its enviable, secluded 3.4-acre waterfront location, where views stretch to West Neck Harbor and Long Island Sound.

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