Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed New Canaan House Asks $8M



The house integrates the nature that surrounds it.This stunning Frank Lloyd Wright compound is in New Canaan, listed for $8 million. Called Tirranna, which translates as “running waters,” the home may well be the only one designed by the architect in the state of Connecticut. It was built in 1955 as a hemicycle, a style Wright favored at the end of his career—reflected in his final opus, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The New Canaan home was built in a horseshoe shape, with correspondingly curved walls of windows, rooflines and meticulously crafted woodwork throughout. Danbury Mint founder and philanthropist Ted Stanley owned the property for a couple of decades, restoring it to its current pristine condition. Properly called the Rayward-Shepherd House, it’s a fancier dwelling than many of Wright’s more naturalistic works, with details such as a gold leaf chimney, an interior gardened courtyard and, most notably, a rotating rooftop observatory. The “running water” name is derived from a dramatic waterfall that flows from the Noroton River. The 15-acre property also offers a swimming pool, tennis court and greenhouse. Doug Milne of Houlihan Lawrence has the listing

The home is oriented around a central courtyard.

The open living room.

The kitchen is outfitted in a classic midcentury style.

Sliding glass doors access the outdoors in one of the bedrooms.

The master bathroom.

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95 West Road, Canton, CT
Enchanting country home/studio/gallery estate of 6,500-square-foot, nestled on 12.3 private acres. Enjoy magnificent views of gardens & specimen trees in sunny, open home with carved stone Italian fireplace, French doors to terrace, koi pond, & stone paths. Steps from the 3,000 SF home is 1,500 SF Studio with walls of windows, sky lights, and radiant heat in floor. Adjacent is 1900 SF Gallery. Buildings have drive-in access, loading docks, 12' walls, cathedral ceilings, concrete floors, air conditioning, and track lighting. Come golf, fly fish, kayak, hike, ski. $1,225,000

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