Marcel Breuer isn’t just the architect behind the original Whitney Museum of Art–he’s also known for his mid-century modern home designs. And now there’s an incredible chance to buy the New Canaan, Connecticut home he actually designed for himself in 1951. The striking home has changed hands several times after Breuer’s death, according to DesignBoom. But the current owner commissioned New York-based architect Toshiko Mori to extend the property. A steel and glass extension gives the property a modern edge, which also doubling its size to four bedrooms over 5,577 square feet. It’s asking $4.35 million.
The Breuer-designed structure contains the living, dining, and cooking spaces. Then Mori’s addition holds a garage and mudroom on the lower floor and the master bedroom suite and children’s bedroom above. Those two contrasting components are joined by a glazed stair enclosure.
11-foot, 6-inch ceilings line the main house, plenty of room to fit walls of glass. The entire property orients itself toward the surrounding landscaping.
The secluded three-acre property is lined with trees, making for some serene views inside the home. The new addition, which holds the master bedroom, practically juts out into a forested area.
Then there’s the manicured, meticulous landscaping directly surrounding the house. The grounds also hold a heated pool and stone pool-house.
At night, it’s the home that stands out among the natural surroundings, with a warm glow emanating from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Marcel Breuer created quite the stunning home, and Toshiko Mori only amplified its beauty. See a few more photos of the property in the gallery below.
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