On the Market: An A-Frame Oasis with Midcentury Modern Appeal
Heaps of sunlight and retro charm define this singular structure, with award-winning architecture.
112 Norfolk Road, Litchfield, CT
Size: 4,234 square feet
It’s no wonder this Connecticut dwelling has won multiple architectural awards—its structure of six interlocking A-frame wings is refreshingly unique. Surrounded by 15 acres of forest and river frontage, the many-peaked house looks like a miniature mountain range rising from the property.
Instead of impenetrable rock, though, the mid-century modern home is filled with tall glass windows that bring the nature indoors. Take a look at the living room, where redwood beams follow the lines of the dramatically slanted walls and then zig zag across the windows to create countless triangles, diamonds, and parallelograms. A stone fireplace counteracts all that cool glass, forming a cozy book nook next to several built-in shelves. And to bring the towering ceilings down a bit, a delicate Naguchi paper lantern hangs down into the middle of the room.
The kitchen swaps hardwood floors out for slate tiling in irregular shapes, forming a rustic look along with the natural wooden cabinets. Speaking of which, if more cabinet or counter space is what you’re after, you’ll find a bounty of them here. Corian countertops run the lengths of the eat-in, and as the antithesis to the recent wave of ceiling height cabinets, nearly all of the drawers and cupboards are below the counters—a blessing for the vertically challenged among us.
Most of the home is dressed in neutral tones to let the landscape and natural sunlight shine. But there is one patch of color that’s even more fun for its rarity: In one of the four bathrooms, the shower’s ceramic tiling resembles a pixelated drawing of a blue sky on a sunny day. Tiny squares of white and azure dot the walls, along with random lines of bright red, and dandelion-hued niches.
It’s the kind of home that rewards staying in all day, if only to see the sunlight bounce off the A-shaped zones and pass through the rooms in a thousand different ways.
For information, contact Susan Pollock, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, williampitt.com.
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