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Location: New Canaan, Connecticut
This incredible home in New Canaan, Connecticut was designed by John Black Lee, a prominent architect who was sometimes referred to as the “sixth” of the Harvard Five, a group of architects led by Marcel Breuer (who was an instructor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design at the time) that settled in the area in the 1940s.
Lee, who once worked as an apprentice carpenter for Walter Gropius, designed several iconic glass houses in New Canaan, including Lee House 1 (1952), Lee House 2 (1956), and the System, or DeSilver, House (1961). This glass and concrete structure was built in 1990 and was the architect’s personal residence for 25 years until his death earlier this year.
A glass A-frame makes up the main entrance, which actually functions as a massive skylight for the rest of the home, which features a concrete core and sits cantilevered over the Silvermine River. Measuring 1,980 square feet and situated on over two and a half acres, the two bedroom, two bath boasts a truly unique construction that is anchored by a massive triangular brick fireplace and a sunken living room. A wall of windows opens onto a terrace, overlooking the woods and water.
Although the kitchen and the tile floors could use an update, the rest of the home is exquisite. Located at 160 Mill Road, it’s asking $750,000 after a recent price cut of $249,000.