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Own Marcel Breuer's Midcentury Beaut with Glassy New Addition for $5.85M

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Location: New Canaan, Connecticut
Price: $5,850,000

One of only two houses famed Modernist Marcel Breuer built in New Canaan, Connecticut, this one on West Road is defined by its far-reaching use of stone. Sitting behind an extensive stone wall, the original flat-roofed, one-story structure also featured a stone-paved entry court and rear terrace, plus interior floors decked out in blue stone and a grand stone fireplace. The residence, which Breuer designed for his own family in 1951, adopts a U-shaped plan that created separate wings for the children and parents. New owners who took over in the 70s hired Breuer's associate Herbert Beckhard to renovate the interior and add a new wing. Now, years later, current owners have thoroughly restored the home and replaced the previous addition with a new glass-and-steel volume designed by Japanese architect Toshiko Mori.

Like other Breuer masterpieces, the 4,777-square-foot, four-bedroom home is awash in neutral colors and lit up by plenty of clerestory windows. The property, now asking $5.85M, sits on over three acres of professionally landscaped grounds and includes a pool and stone pool house.


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