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Modernist masterpiece by Marcel Breuer returns to the market

Your chance to own a piece of Litchfield architectural history

White cubic volume set on top of a platform of stone set against New England woods.
This is the second of three homes that Breuer designed for Rufus Stillman.
Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

This masterpiece of Modernist architecture by Hungarian-born Marcel Breuer is back on the market in Litchfield, Connecticut, where he designed several homes for industrialist Rufus Stillman and his wife Leslie, and where other of Breuer’s colleagues and contemporaries built homes.

Completed in 1966 and known as Stillman II, it is the second of three homes Marcel designed for Stillman (including what is considered the first work of Modernist architecture in Litchfield, built in 1950, and a version of Breuer’s Wellfleet cottage). It has now been meticulously restored and maintained—as well as upgraded for contemporary living with a Boffi kitchen and butler’s pantry, media room with speaker system, and a 35-foot heated pool.

But it’s the simple, yet striking architecture that sets the home apart. White stucco blocks sit atop a massive stone foundation whose locally sourced rocks extend to the open interior, where worn brick and dark wood make up the floors. Massive windows usher the beautiful landscape inside while also establishing a seamless integration between the inside and out.

Four bedrooms and three bathrooms are arranged over 2,900 square feet on a nine-and-a-half acre plot of New England terrain. A cantilevered guest house is also part of the property. Located at 106 Clark Road, it’s asking $3,300,000. It last sold for just shy of $3,000,000 in 2013.

Via: WowHaus, Sotheby’s International Realty