If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to throw stones from a glass house, this might be the place for you. Tucked away in a secluded forest plot, the entrance to the late architect John Black Lee’s spectacular Connecticut home is through a glass-enclosed A-frame skylight that drenches the interior with natural light. The modernist architect lived in the home, which sits on two and a half acres, for 25 years until his death earlier this year.



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Located in New Canaan, 160 Mill Road is a glass and concrete structure built by Lee in 1990. The 1,980 square foot house overlooks the Silvermine River.

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Once on the inside, the expansive interior has an open floor plan with a sunken living room and kitchen centered around a massive stone fireplace. Concrete walls, columns and ceilings give the home a unique brutalist character, which nicely contrasts with the natural setting. Glass doors lead out onto the wraparound concrete balcony, offering stunning views of the river and forest.

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John Black Lee was often called the “sixth” of the Harvard Five. He was known for his glass residential designs, including Lee House 1 (1952), Lee House 2 (1956), and the System, or DeSilver, House (1961), all located in New Canaan.

In case you’re in the market for an architectural gem, Lee’s property is currently listed for a reasonable $750,000.

Via Apartment Therapy

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