By Megan Montemarano
Whether in the market for a $12,000,000 estate or a charming home for $500,000, buyers can find a residence by a name architect at either end of the spectrum—and at every price point in between.
Philip Johnson, The Wiley House, $12,000,000
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits at this modern New Canaan, Conn., home, designed by the one and only Philip Johnson, the architect behind the ever-famous “Glass House.” Situated on an over six-acre serene lot, the Wiley House embraces its natural environment with a double-height glass pavilion and lower level that fits effortlessly with the sweeping slope of the land. The adjacent vintage swimming pool is almost identical to the one at Johnson’s highly acclaimed Glass House, and is accompanied by a pool house that is built into the hill. There is also a reconstructed barn/art gallery on the property.
For more information: Inger Stringfellow, 203.321.9361, Istringfellow@Williampitt.com
Rosario Candela’s own home, $6,950,000
Encompassing 2.71 acres of land in the heart of Harrison, N.Y.’s prestigious Sterling Ridge neighborhood, this 10,000 square-foot estate offers amenities and features that go far beyond all expectations. The residence was built in 1931 by Rosario Candela—best known for his design of several of New York City’s most exclusive residential buildings—as his own home. This seven-bedroom Westchester County project was seven years in the making. Today, it stands completely renovated, while maintaining the quality foundation of its matchless architectural past. The grounds include a 70-foot pool, pool house with a kitchen, sitting area and two baths, as well as an outdoor kitchen, surrounded by a pristine landscape full of specimen trees, fruit trees and other plantings.
For more information: Maria Stilo, 914.393.5318, Maria.Stilo@Juliabfee.com; Kim Reardon, 914.393.6718, Kim.Reardon@Juliabfee.com
Lewis Bowman, $5,250,000
Constructed in 1928 by renowned architect Charles Lewis Bowman, long considered the dean of Tudor Revival homes in America, this exceptional Tudor home is without a doubt, one-of-a-kind. The 1.2-acre estate is said to be one of Bowman’s favorite homes out of the 28 he designed throughout Bronxville, N.Y. Standout features include 16-foot beamed ceilings, a chef’s kitchen with top-notch appliances, a beautiful dining room with surrounding garden views, in addition to a wine cellar and fitness room. Outside, residents can entertain on six patios, as well as enjoy the property’s tranquil waterfall and pond.
Grosvenor Atterbury, $2,395,000
Built in 1911, this show-stopping English stone manor, set on 2.6 acres of sweeping land in Ridgefield, Conn., is truly remarkable, which comes as no surprise given its highly acclaimed architect. Grosvenor Atterbury was a Yale-educated, American architect, who constructed weekend homes for the wealthy. This four-bedroom residence is one of Atterbury’s many country home masterpieces, designed for prominent New York patent attorney Arthur C. Fraser. The initials of Fraser, as well as the year of the home’s construction, are displayed on the façade of the historic stone structure. With its recently completed comprehensive restoration and expansion, the residence now seamlessly blends both the past and present.
For more information: Laura Freed Ancona, 203.733.7053, Lancona@williampitt.com
Carl Koch (original construction); Bertram Lee Whinston (renovations), $898,000
Located on a 1.14-acre plot of land in North Stamford, Conn., this mid-century modern residence with walls of windows and a flowing floor plan is sure to stop all passersby in their tracks. The structure was originally built in 1956 by noted architect Carl Koch, who is responsible for the development of “Techbuilt,” or prefabricated homes made of standardized panels. Designed to bring the outdoors in, the home features soaring ceilings, original wood paneling, an exquisite mid-century stained glass living room window and a multi-level design, affording an open feel and verdant views. The four-bedroom contemporary was also carefully expanded by highly regarded local architect Bertram Lee Whinston in 1962. Whinston was an architect from Manhattan, who moved to Stamford to start his own company known as Bertram Lee Whinston Architects. Now operating as AWA Design Group, P.C., the firm designs a wide variety of building types for new construction and modernization projects. “In 1976, Whinston was in charge of the renovation and reconstruction of the Old Town Hall in Stamford,” comments Stamford listing agent Linda Sentementes. “The Town Hall is very near and dear to the hearts of many lifelong residents, including myself.”
For more information: Linda Sentementes, 203.940.0275, Lsentementes@williampitt.com
Victor Civkin, $529,000
This split-level home located on a private cul-de-sac in Fairfield, Conn., was custom-built by modernist architect Victor Civkin in 1953. The unique 2,011 square-foot residence offers all the detail of modern architecture combined with key modern updates. The home boasts a bright, open floor plan throughout, plus three levels of living space. Civkin was a resident of Fairfield, and a nationally recognized expert in design and architecture for General Electric. Over the years, he designed office buildings and a state-of-the-art kitchen for former president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s White House, in addition to other smaller projects for private clients and a number of GE executives’ personal homes.
For more information: Erika Portanova Songer, 203.258.1831, Esonger@williampitt.com