Unique Box Home in New Canaan
5,300-square-foot home is modern in its styling, with soaring rooflines, walls of windows and open, airy interior spaces. But it manages to modernize our notion of modern by taking advantage of today's best green practices in home building. Its sleek exteriors are constructed of recycled steel; other features include photovoltaic panels, a solar hot water system and super-efficient radiant heating. And it's within walking distance of town, shops and the MetroNorth station, representing a trend in New Canaan, says builder Dave Prutting, who adds that people want to want to "drop the big properties, the overhead and the maintenance. They want to walk to the train now." There are countless cool features on the four floors of this brand-new home, but our favorite remains the 900-square-foot roof deck with a hot tub, outdoor kitchen, fireplace and stunning views over Mead Park.