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Our favorite contemporary homes in Connecticut.
By Chadwick Ciocci
Connecticut may have a reputation for being a preppy, more traditional suburb of New York City, but the reality is it sports some of the most sophisticated, chic and architecturally significant contemporary homes in the country. Only California can compete.
Below are some of our favorite contemporary homes, which are on the market for sale right now.
This stunning home by architect Raphael Vinoly is in many ways it is the height of contemporary architecture and design. Surrounded by almost 16 acres of lush greenery and gardens, it also has an indoor / outdoor pool and a gorgeous combination of concrete, wood and strong, accented angles.
The house itself has almost 10,000 square feet, 3 full baths and 4 partial baths.
This Philip Johnson masterpiece in New Canaan is quite different from Vinoly’s work in Ridgefield, but nonetheless chic and desirable. It is much smaller (with 3,544 square feet and 6.33 acres) but we are drawn to how it is built in to the hillside, only revealing at first sight the square, upper portion of the house.
And at an asking price of $12M, this property is worth every penny.
Giurgola’s creation isn’t quite as contemporary as the previous options, but that is rightfully so. Located in more conservative Greenwich, this stunning home features contemporary angles, windows and other accouterments but tempered to fit in better with a town accustomed to Georgian mansions and similar architecture.
This house was recently renovated and the builder and architect did a fabulous job maintaining the integrity of the original architect, Eliot Noyes. The home has 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 partial bath and almost 8,300 square feet.