Lyme, Conn. – August 11, 2016 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a mid-century modern residence designed by the acclaimed Chinese architect King-lui Wu. The residence, which is located in the town of Lyme, Conn., has remained true to its original construction, boasting the distinct style of this architectural icon. Essex agent team Jennifer and Jane Associates, comprising Jennifer Caulfield and Jane Macy Pfeffer, have the listing, which is offered at $695,000.
King-lui Wu studied architecture and design at Harvard with notable classmates and instructors including Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen and Philip Johnson, who would all later become members of the famed “Harvard Five.” Soon after, he went to Yale University to teach, and also produced designs for new facility buildings in China, introducing modern architecture to the country. The award-winning architect is most known for his use of natural light through his careful use of windows and glass. This residence is one of Wu’s original works, and has essentially remained untouched over the years.
Built in 1962, the modern home rests on over eight acres of land bordering the Rams Head Creek and Connecticut River. Visitors are greeted by a reception foyer with parquet floors and stationary glass panels that leads to a well-proportioned living room. This sun-filled space also has banks of glass panels for added light and views of the property’s scenic natural surroundings, as well as a fireplace for the cooler months. The dining room contains parquet floors, and features walls of closets for ample storage. Also off the main foyer, the residence’s bedroom wing offers two bedrooms, each with its own bath, oversized windows and original wood moldings.
The property additionally contains a separate building complete with a family room and built-in bookcases, as well as a full bath ideal for guest quarters or a home office space. There is also an artist’s studio/workshop above a one-bay garage, and carport between the main residence and guest house.
“This mid-century modern masterpiece stands the test of time,” said Caulfield. “It retains its original appointments, displaying the impressive work and talent of Wu for all future residents to enjoy.”
“Between its lovely, picturesque location and magnificent architectural past, this residence presents a wonderful opportunity in the town of Lyme,” said Pfeffer. “We are honored to be showcasing the qualities, history and lifestyle of this one-of-a-kind modern home.”
For more information on the property, located at 30-1 Brockway Ferry Road, please visit the firm’s website here.
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