This 1969 stone-and-glass modern house on 25 Connecticut acres is a ‘fire sale’ listing for $1.3M

This 1969 stone-and-glass modern house on 25 Connecticut acres is a ‘fire sale’ listing for $1.3M

June 20, 2024

Photos courtesy of Klemm Real Estate

Modernist architectural gems turn up everywhere, often priced to reflect an unflagging interest in the modern design and clean lines pioneered in the middle of the 20th century. This circa 1969 home at 35 Dibble Hill Road in Cornwall, Connecticut, was designed by Sherwood Smith, a Gordon Bunshaft protege with the well-known Skidmore, Owings & Merrill architecture firm. The house sits on 25 remote acres, where you’ll also find an in-ground pool and an antique barn. The home, asking $1,300,000, is being sold, according to the listing, as a “diamond in the rough” stripped down to the studs, awaiting a complete restoration after an electrical fire.

In its original form, the 2,475-square-foot home had two bedrooms and two baths. A flat roof forms a clean line above natural stone walls punctuated by floor-to-ceiling panes of glass.

“This property just musters excitement from the moment you enter the driveway,”
Graham Klemm of Klemm Real Estate, the firm with the listing, said. “The textures here induce emotions. This is truly a masterful confluence of architecture & nature.”

Hidden away from a quiet town road, the house is surrounded by bucolic woods and trails. Past rolling lawns, timeless paved patios, and flowering gardens surround the home. Down a set of wide stone stairs, a dramatic pool is set within a ring of pavers. An antique barn sits beside the home, which has been stripped and framed, awaiting a 21st-century rebirth.

[Listing details: 35 Dibble Hill Road at Klemm Real Estate by Graham Klemm and Carolyn Klemm]

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