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Location: New Canaan, Conn.
The Skinny: Designed by midcentury architect Ulrich Franzen—the man behind Manhattan's Philip Morris building—the Dana House is offered for the first time in its history, by a broker seemingly intent on cashing in its Weed Street location with a psychedelic listing photo. Gimmicks aside, the brick house is an impressive piece of property: nine acres in the heart of tony New Canaan, with 5,700 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and expanses of glass that belie the structure's heavy brick forms. Of course, all that comes with a correspondingly high price tag. Asking $5.5M, the property is subdividable, provided the new owners are willing to give up some of the enviable privacy that comes with nine, densely treed acres.
· Weed Street [Sotheby's International Realty]