William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Mid-Century Modern Home Inspired by the Work of California Architect Harry Gesner


Property’s dramatic contemporary style mirrors famed “Wave House”

Ledyard, Conn. – April 7, 2015 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realtyannounced today that the firm has listed a mid-century contemporary home influenced by the “Wave House,” a California home designed by renowned architect Harry Gesner in 1957 and featured in Life Magazine in April 1965. The residence, which is located in the town of Ledyard, Conn., is represented by Essex agent John Garufi, and offered at $395,000.

Constructed in 1967 by original owner John Meyers, the architecturally detailed home incorporates the distinct open floor plan style and environmental integration of the Wave House in its design concept. The historic Wave House was most prominently known for its dramatic landscape location, resting in the sand on Malibu beach.

Situated on a 4.75-acre hilltop lot with seasonal views of the nearby Thames River and surrounding landscape, this New England property incorporates similar characteristics. A spacious great room embraces the outdoors with banks of windows and direct access to an expansive wraparound deck, which boasts an outdoor fireplace and multiple seating areas. Seven-inch wood paneling, a two-sided fireplace and wet bar complete this space. Additional first-floor offerings include a chef’s kitchen with two work areas, a den/office and a family room. The second floor includes a large master suite with a private bathroom and two additional bedrooms with another full bath. A two-car garage completes the property.

“This unique masterpiece has been meticulously maintained for over 30 years by the current owners,” said Garufi. “And it’s no wonder why—the residence is a true source of pride for all who have lived there, offering the perfect opportunity for anyone seeking an extraordinary home in a peaceful New England setting.”

For more information on the property, located at 35 Hurlbutt Road, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division.  For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes more than 16,570 sales associates located in 760 offices throughout 60 countries and territories.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Maureen Swarts

Regional Brokerage Manager



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