September 25, 2023

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Peek Inside Frank Lloyd Wright’s Connecticut Masterpiece on the Marketplace for $8M

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A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 6,918-square-foot Usonian dwelling in New Canaan, CT, awaits its subsequent steward.

Newly arrived in the marketplace, it’s “the quintessential Usonian home,” says itemizing agent Albert Safdie, of Coldwell Banker Realty.

He’s co-listing with Marsha Charles, additionally of Coldwell Banker Realty.

The seven-bedroom, 8.5-bath home was inbuilt 1956 and has an equally massive $8 million price ticket. Even at that quantity and after mere hours in the marketplace, “We have already got someone all for the home,” Safdie says.

True to Wright’s Usonian design strategy, the kitchen is a galley-style house; and trademark particulars corresponding to concrete-block partitions, a flat roof, partitions of home windows, built-ins, ample use of curved strains, and Philippine mahogany abound all through the house. A Cherokee-red, iron gate marks the house’s entrance.

Wright himself is claimed to have occupied “Tirranna,” as the home is thought, throughout his work on New York Metropolis’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum within the Nineteen Fifties, the itemizing notes.


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Glassed-in residing house

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Eating space

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Bed room

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The vendor purchased the house in 2018 for $4.8 million and labored with the Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy to take care of it.

New Canaan is a 40-minute drive from New York Metropolis and residential to famed architect Philip Johnson’s Glass House, amongst different midcentury trendy masterpieces.

Set on 14 acres, the property contains the home, a barn (with a bed room, tub, and many storage), pool, and tennis court docket.

And tucked into the scenic grounds, there’s even a waterfall. Wright employed Frank Okamura to create the house’s landscaping.

A rooftop observatory permits for additional communing with nature.

The house’s one-time bomb shelter was transformed right into a wine cellar, suiting architecture-minded oenophiles. Some furnishings in the home, which have been designed by Wright, are included with the sale.

The dwelling’s concrete building extends to the hearth, which additionally flaunts gold leaf on three sides.

A five-car storage is included within the itemizing, and the proprietor maintains a rooster coop and beehive on the property.

A few of the dwelling’s updates have been made by Wright’s son-in-law, William Wesley Peters, who can also be an architect.

So, who will leap on the probability to dwell in one in all Wright’s celebrated Usonians?

On a grand scale, “you may’t actually put a value on it,” says Safdie. “This can be a particular dwelling, and it hasn’t aged.”

He provides that the client will probably be “someone who’s all for structure and particular properties. It could possibly be a global purchaser.”

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