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.
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.
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.
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.
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