David Rayfiel House

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David Rayfiel House
David Rayfiel House is located in New York
David Rayfiel House
David Rayfiel House is located in the US
David Rayfiel House
Location 1266 Kathan Rd., Day, New York
Coordinates 43°18′0.52″N 73°56′31.27″W / 43.3001444°N 73.9420194°W / 43.3001444; -73.9420194Coordinates: 43°18′0.52″N 73°56′31.27″W / 43.3001444°N 73.9420194°W / 43.3001444; -73.9420194
Area 0.38 acres (0.15 ha)
Built 1958
Architect Moore, George Lawrence
Architectural style Modern Movement
NRHP Reference # 09000910[1]
Added to NRHP November 10, 2009

David Rayfiel House, also known as The Sacandaga Glass House or "Shelter for David Rayfiel," is a historic home located at Day in Saratoga County, New York. It was built in 1958 on the southern banks of Great Sacandaga Lake in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. It is a 1 1/2-story Modern Movement style dwelling measuring 23 feet wide and 20 feet deep. The facade consists of a glass curtain wall set on a concrete foundation and topped by a flat roof with metal capping. It has brick end walls. It was designed by George Lawrence Moore for screenwriter David Rayfiel (1923- 2011) and husband of actress Maureen Stapleton (1925-2006), and is often compared to Philip Johnson's iconic Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 11/09/09 THROUGH 11/13/09. National Park Service. 2009-11-20. 
  2. ^ Daniel McEneny (June 2009). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: David Rayfiel House". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-05-15.  See also: "Accompanying 10 photos".