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For sale: Philip Johnson-designed mid-century house in New Canaan, Connecticut, NY, USA

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One for our US readers (or UK readers with an urge to relocate) – the Philip Johnson-designed mid-century house in New Canaan, Connecticut, NY, USA.

Johnson designed the house back in 1953 – and it’s a stone’s throw away from his more famous Glass House. Indeed, there’s plenty of glass in this one too, mixed with more traditional masonry, slate-tiled floors and plastered walls. There’s also a gravel courtyard at its centre, designed as a ‘negative imprint’ of the house itself.


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For the not-inconsiderable asking price, the house offers just two
bedrooms, two bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, reception room, sitting
room, dining room and a separate guest house with an additional bedroom
and bathroom. Room for two cars too – and if you’re looking for an
investment, there’s also planning approval for an additional house on
the plot.

Just as well – this house will set you back $3,500,00 (around £2,000,000).


Find out more and see additional images at the Modern House website

3 thoughts on “For sale: Philip Johnson-designed mid-century house in New Canaan, Connecticut, NY, USA

  1. “New Canaan, Connecticut, NY, USA?” That’s a bit confusing. Is it supposed to mean it’s in two states, Connecticut and NY (New York)? New Canaan is in Connecticut, not New York. Anyways, it looks like a beautiful house. I don’t generally see all that many “retro” houses here in New England, so it’s nice to take note of.

  2. Yeah, we’re not great on US geography, but that’s what the estate agent’s website said – so who were we to disagree?
    Now ask us about Manchester or Sheffield and we can give you everything down to street detail…

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