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Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

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The two-story home features original stone walls and a cantilevered staircase that leads to a reflection pool

An exterior view of a stone house on a green lawn in front of a light blue pool. Photos by Mark Madonna, courtesy of Madonna Phillips Group at Sotheby’s Realty

Last year marked the 100-year celebration of Bauhaus, the influential German design school launched by modernist Walter Gropius. One of the movements most important architects—Marcel Breuer, designed this three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath masterpiece called Gagarin I (1956-1957). Nestled into the hillside on a 1.7-acre lot, the two-story Connecticut home features bluestone terraces, original stone walls, sun-shading overhangs, and a cantilevered staircase that leads to a reflection pool.

Inside, the main level boasts a 35 foot by 52 foot glass-walled living room that looks out onto a bluestone rock deck. The focal point of the room is a bush-hammered concrete fireplace, while across the open space is a colorful kitchen. The angled entrance area, the hallway leading to the master bedroom wing, and a part of the living room are paved with brick; the rest of the flooring is reclaimed teakwood.

Other amenities include textured Portuguese cork ceilings, a gas fireplace in the master bedroom, a glass-walled sitting room, and a floating staircase with a parapet of abstract geometric cutouts. Original details abound, from the expansive glass sliders on Torx bearings to the built-in shelving.

The home was first listed in 2019 and is still looking for a buyer that can appreciate its Bauhaus charm. 144 Gallows Lane is on the market now for $3,800,000.

A living room has a sculptural concrete fireplace surrounded by swing back chairs.
The signature bush-hammered concrete fireplace features a tree-like sculptural focal point that branches off into sensual curves.
A look at custom built cabinets that sit next to a brick floor.
Custom built-in cabinets sit adjacent to both paved brick and reclaimed teakwood flooring.
A bright kitchen has blue walls and counters with yellow, white, and red cabinets.
The colorful kitchen contrasts with a textured Portuguese cork ceiling.
A bedroom has a large white and gray bed facing a white brick fireplace.
The master bedroom features its own gas fireplace, dressing room, and a large private courtyard.
A glass-walled sitting room has wood floors and oversized couches in yellow, pink, and turquoise.
Adjacent to the master, this glass-walled sitting or game room opens to an elevated flagstone terrace with sunset views.
A lower level lounge room with white couch facing a white brick fireplace.
Downstairs, a parapet of geometric cutouts leads you to a bonus room with a wood-burning fireplace and direct access to the grounds and pool.