A rare house by "postfunctionalist" architect Peter Eisenman in the hills of Connecticut has been quietly listed for $1.4M. Despite the name, House VI, this was actually just the second structure built by Eisenman, who, at the time of the 1972 design, had spent much of his career on theory. Perhaps as a result, the construction of the compact house took three years and ran well over budget. In 1987, persistent issues with the structure meant it had to be thoroughly renovated, but the original clients remain satisfied with the result, so much so that they wrote a book in defense of Eisenman's work. Set on six acres, the controversial house has been listed alongside a repurposed 1880s schoolhouse, now used as a guest cottage, and a lean-to barn.
· 111 Great Hollow Road [Zillow]
· DOMESTICALLY CHALLENGED [Architect's Newspaper]
· Peter Eisenman's House Vi: The Client's Response (v. 6) [Amazon]