Internationally-renowned architect Richard Neutra helped to define modernism in the mid-twentieth century, living and building for most of his life in Southern California. He did, however, design a few homes on the East Coast, like this five-bedroom, three-bath home in Weston, Connecticut, that’s on the market for the first time.
Known as the Corwin House, it’s one of only two properties designed by Neutra remaining in Connecticut, and it’s being sold by the original owner, Betty Corwin. Corwin and her husband reached out to Neutra in 1955 after being dissatisfied with their first architect, and tasked the iconic architect to build the structure on 4.3 acres perched above the Saugatuck River.
The home boasts a plethora of original features like bright yellow St. Charles cabinetry, a blue door framed by windows, and walls of glass looking out into the forest beyond. The kitchen is enclosed by windows in a boxy shape, and the home includes a wood-paneled dining area that adds coziness. Built-in furniture and cabinetry can be found throughout, and a brick-inlay fireplace forms a focal point in the living room.
25 Huckleberry Lane is on the market for $3,200,000, with a unique clause. The owner, Betty Corwin, is in her 90s and wishes to remain in the residence for the balance of her life. Based on the asking price, the buyer will hopefully be willing to purchase an option today which can be exercised to purchase the home in the future.