The mid-century modern built by famed architect Philip Johnson in 1954 hit the market over the weekend, asking $1.575 million for the chance to purchase a piece of New Canaan’s architectural history.
The home is located on Sleepy Hollow Road, which is tucked away in New Canaan’s northeastern corner, where mid-century moderns grow like dandelions. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms on 2.57 acres of land, the property can fit a family, or an architecture nerd interested in living inside the walls created by a master.
Johnson, who was part of the “Harvard Five,” an esteemed group of architects with Harvard pedigrees, is one of the most well-known influencers of modern design. He’s also responsible for The Glass House, which he erected in New Canaan, and called his “fifty-year diary.” Johnson began the journey to design this house back in 1945, and broke ground in 1948. While he lived in the home for many years, it was opened up for public tours in 2007, two years after his death.