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1950s modernist home by John Black Lee wants $1.35M

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Lee House I was built in 1952

Exterior shot of white box with large floor-to-ceiling window on low stilts on rocky site surrounded by trees.
Lee House I was built in 1952.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: New Canaan, Connecticut

Price: $1,350,000

Another modern home designed by John Black Lee, often referred to as the “sixth” of the Harvard Five, has come on the market in New Canaan, Connecticut. This time, it’s Lee House I, built in 1952. It’s not as striking as either the DeSilver House or this glass-and-concrete one, but it’s certainly still worth mentioning.

Constructed as a white box on stilts, the 1,500-square-foot residence features an International Style design that incorporates walls of glass and sliding glass doors, a flowing floorplan, white, minimalist interiors, and small square skylights.

There are two bedrooms and two baths, a living room with fireplace, a formal dining room, and a galley kitchen. A large deck offers outdoor entertaining opportunities, while balconies off a few other areas provide indoor-outdoor connections to the three-acre, moss-covered rocky site

Although it appears to have been updated since the ’50s, the modernist spirit remains. Still, a few additional renovations couldn’t hurt. Located at 729 Lauren Road, it’s offered at $1.35 million.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty