A New Canaan Colonial with Famous Modern Neighbors Asks $6M
In New Canaan, a newly constructed Colonial with a pair of famously modern neighbors has hit the market. The nearly 10,000-square-foot home has on one side the diminutive Alice Ball house, built by architect Philip Johnson in 1953. On the other side is the Celanese House constructed in 1958 by Edward Durrell Stone, distinguished by its striking diamond-pattern exterior paneling. When designing the for-sale home, architect Michele Rudolph of Riverside Design + Build, LLC, infused the interiors with a modern vibe, including millwork and cabinetry reflecting Durrell Stone’s geometric patterning and, as a nod to Johnson, a two-story glass curtain wall with views over a modern pool house and infinity-edge pool.
The all-white modern kitchen, designed in collaboration with Veronica Campbell of Deane, Inc., features two marble-topped custom islands, a butler’s pantry, a mother-of-pearl backsplash, a Gaggenau wine refrigerator and a built-in Miele coffee maker. It flows to two dining areas, the mudroom and a family room that opens onto a terrace, overlooking the pool. The property is listed for $5.995 million with Bonnie Sztam of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.