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Mid-Century on Five Acres in Wilton (Designed by Walter Gropius’s Son-in-law) Asks $1.2M

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The six-bedroom house also comes with a pool and a guesthouse.

A swimming pool sits in the foreground of the photo with a gray midcentury style home and green grass in the back. VHT Photography

Location: Wilton, Connecticut
Distance from Grand Central: 50 miles (a 66-minute drive) or a 90-to-110-minute ride on Metro-North’s New Haven Line, with most trains requiring a transfer from the Danbury Branch at South Norwalk
Specs: 6 beds, 4.5 baths, 3,237 square feet, 5 acres
Price: $1,199,000

Like many Connecticut suburbs right now, the real-estate market in Wilton is on the upswing: By July, the Fairfield County town was seeing nearly double the number of potential closings compared to the same time last year.

But among a sea of mostly Colonial-style homes, 43 Evans Lane stands out — a 1965 mid-century modern designed by Charles Forberg, the co-designer of the Pan Am logo, designer of LongHouse in East Hampton, and son-in-law of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. The boxy monochrome exterior is broken up by an A-frame-style peaked roof, a bright-blue door, and walls of glass. Inside, dark wood floors, ceilings, doors, and cabinetry contrast with mostly white walls and countertops. There’s indoor-outdoor living on both levels — upstairs, a large deck off the living room and screened-in porch by the kitchen and dining room; downstairs, a covered patio.

The house is one of only a few properties currently on the market in town with six bedrooms, and the whole property feels a bit like a compound; the house comes with a matching guesthouse with rental-income potential, a saltwater pool, and a pool cabana with changing rooms and a half-bath and sits on five woodland acres that backs up to a 400-acre preserve. Wilton’s town center is a five-minute drive away while neighboring New Canaan’s red-brick-paved downtown is also within a 15-minute drive.

An exterior view of a gray modernist house with a peaked A-frame style roof and a patio.
A large deck and patio face the woodland.
A living room has dark ceilings and wood floors with white walls and an open floor plan.
The open living room features cathedral ceilings and a fireplace on the far end.
A wooden dining room table and chairs sits in front of windows and next to a kitchen.
Large windows enclose the dining room, which opens to the kitchen and screened-in porch.
A kitchen with white countertops and dark brown cabinets.
The spacious kitchen also has an eat-in area to the side.
A covered patio has a four-person dining set and a striped couch.
It’s all about the greenery surrounding the covered porch.
A white bed sits next to two side tables and white lamps.
One of the six bedrooms, where wood ceilings complement the forest views.