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Midcentury Connecticut Home With Wild Roof Asks $1.8M

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Location: New Canaan, Connecticut
Price: $1,799,000

There's no shortage of splendid midcentury modern homes in New Canaan, CT—home of Philip Johnson's Glass House, Marcel Breuer's own home, to name a few—but this 1960 residence certainly stands out thanks to its unusual roof, a wooden structure in the shape of a hyperbolic parabloid, also called a saddle roof. Conceived by James Evans, a student of late, great American architect Louis Kahn, the 1,600-square-foot residence offers hardcore open-plan living amid soaring ceilings and more glass walls than you know what'd know what to do with.

The main level contains the living and dining areas (accented by a double fireplace), as well as a cherry and granite kitchen. Stairs lead to a lower level lead to three bedrooms, an office, and recreation room. The $1.8M ask also comes with nearly five acres of wooded property, not to mention gorgeous wraparound decks to take it all in.


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