On the Market: Two Marcel Breuer-Designed Homes



Harvard Five architect Marcel Breuer designed this New Canaan home in 1951. Thoroughly restored, it lists for $5.85 million with Sherri C. Kielland of Houlihan Lawrence in New Canaan. 203-977-3566.

Especially intriguing are the homes built by architects for themselves: Here we see Marcel Breuer’s true genius, uncompromised by pesky client concerns. Designed in 1951 by the man best known for his tubular, steel-and-leather Wassily chair, this low-slung, stone-and-glass dwelling in New Canaan is U-shaped with separate wings for adult and children bedrooms. A 1970s renovation added yet another wing that was later redesigned by another master, architect Toshiko Mori, for owners who also carefully restored the home’s 4,777-square-foot interiors. And they’re now pure Breuer with immaculate glass-walled, stone-floored living spaces with views onto specimen trees, expansive stone patios and the landscaped, 3.11-acre grounds. Sherri C. Kielland of Houlihan Lawrence lists the home for $5.85 million.

 Called the Stillman House, Marcel Breuer built this house in Litchfield in 1950. Graham Klemm of Klemm Real Estate in Washington Depot lists the home for $2,495,000. 860-488-6635.

In related news, the circa-1950 Stillman House in Litchfield, also designed by Breuer, is back on the market. When members of the Stillman family sold the home in 2009, it was in less-than-pristine condition. A painstaking, four-year restoration followed, including a re-creation of an outdoor mural painted by Breuer buddy (and frequent houseguest) Alexander Calder. The 2,359-square-foot dwelling, listed for $2,495,000, features a sexy floating staircase, a sunken living room with a fireplace that resembles a giant sugar cube, and walls of windows onto the swimming pool, guest house and 2.78-acre grounds. Graham Klemm of Klemm Real Estate has the listing.

A version of this article appeared in the October 2015 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Deeds & Don'ts : Open Season.

 

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Property of Note: 76 Windmill Lane

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11 Musket Ridge Road, Wilton CT
Perched at the top of a roaring Silvermine River waterfall on almost 4 acres, the property spreads out into Wilton and New Canaan. Every inch of this home has been perfected to capture the timeless appeal of the river while exuding ultimate refinement and good taste. The architect-designed home captures river views and sounds, and almost every room opens to one of the magnificent decks or to a private balcony. Call Ileana Barns Slavin Associates-William Raveis at (203) 246-7215.

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