On the Market: A Midcentury Modern Dream in Connecticut
Designed by esteemed Modernist Richard Neutra, this dwelling features abundant windows, a perfectly retro kitchen, and a lush, riverside landscape.
25 Huckleberry Lane, Weston, CT
Price: $1,495,000 for the Corwin House and 2.3 acres; an additional $449,000 for the 2-acre lot across the river
Size: 3,095 square feet
This southern Connecticut home is quite the catch. Design connoisseurs will recognize it as the handiwork of Richard Neutra, a highly esteemed Modernist architect of the 20th century. The exterior fuses wood cladding and sheets of glass with stone walls and terraces that melt the lines between the home itself, and the two acres of lush nature that envelop it. The current owners also hold another two acres across the Saugatuck River, which the house borders, to ensure that the views remain unspoiled.
The double-height foyer, filled with sunlight and artwork, sets the tone for a home that could easily double as a gallery. Up a flight of stairs, slate tiles pave the living room, where a whitewashed brick wall encloses a low-profile fireplace. Another wall belongs to a series of floor-to-ceiling windows that look down a small hill onto the river, and on the opposite side, a giant mirror reflects the peaceful outlook back into the living area.
Over in the dining room, two built-in light boxes showcase objets d’art and a well-illuminated wall serves as a larger canvas. Past the partition into the kitchen, let’s take a moment to appreciate the original St. Charles stainless steel kitchen cabinets. In shades of lemon yellow and a chic version of ’70s orange, the fixtures are delightfully retro. Not only that, but in conjunction with the terracotta hued tiles, stainless counters, and half walls of glass, the kitchen brings the sunshine inside—even when the weather isn’t cooperating.
For information, contact Rick Distel, Compass, compass.com.
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