a home originally designed by architect and furniture designer marcel breuer is on the market in connecticut for $4.35 million USD. the dwelling, which breuer designed for himself in 1951, changed hands several times after his death until its current owner commissioned new york-based architect toshiko mori to extend the property. mori’s addition takes the form of a steel and glass extension, which doubles the dwelling’s size to a four-bedroom home spread across 5,577 square feet.

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located in new canaan, home to philip johnson’s glass house as well as SANAA’s grace farms, the secluded residence also includes a heated pool and stone pool-house. while the previously existing breuer-designed structure contains the public programs of living, dining, and cooking, toshiko mori’s addition comprises the master bedroom suite and children’s bedroom, with utility space (garage and mud room) on the lower level. the home’s two contrasting components are joined with a glazed stair enclosure. view the property’s listing here.

toshiko mori connecticut
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toshiko mori connecticut
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toshiko mori connecticut
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toshiko mori connecticut
image by michael biondo

toshiko mori connecticut
image by michael biondo

toshiko mori connecticut
image by michael biondo

toshiko mori connecticut
image by michael biondo

toshiko mori connecticut
image by michael biondo

toshiko mori connecticut
image by michael biondo

 

 

project info:

 

design team: toshiko mori, jolie kerns
contractor: prutting & co. custom builders, LLC
landscape: quennell rothschild & partners LLP
lighting design: tillett lighting design, inc
structural engineer: buro happold consulting engineers PC
MEP engineer: plus group consulting engineering PLLC
civil engineer: mcchord engineering associates, inc.
specifications: donald baerman architect

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