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Location: New Canaan, CT
New Canaan, CT, a quiet town an hour drive from Manhattan, is known for an impressive collection of midcentury modern homes designed by the Harvard Five architects who first settled there in the '40s. One member of this illustrious design quintet, Eliot Noyes, designed the original early '50s one-story residence that would become this gorgeous, newly listed home, reimagined by Greenwich, CT-based architect Joeb Moore.
Completed in 2003, the transformation suspends a new metallic container above the original box-like volume that, in the architect's words, "mimics the dimensions and proportions horizontally and vertically of the original building." The second major change was creating a vertical void along the entry wall, now marked by huge glass walls, an open staircase, and the owner's striking art collection. In addition to the five-bedroom, 6,275-square-foot house, the 2.81-acre property also features retreat-like landscaping landscaping by Reed Hilderbrand and a handsome guest and pool house that could be an architectural gem of its own.
- 81 Cross Ridge Road [Sotheby's]
- 18 of the Most Drop-Dead Gorgeous Houses for Sale in 2015 [Curbed]