A boxy riverside home in New Haven, Connecticut, by Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer has hit the market.
Set on five and a half acres of land, bordered by the Wepawaug river, the five-bedroom Donald N Clark House has airy rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, and a well manicured lawn currently dotted with artworks collected by its owner (although it’s unclear if these are included in the sale).
Marcel Breuer designed the home – which is on the market for $1.6m with Coldwell Banker – in 1950, shortly before his Stillman House, also in Connecticut. The Bauhaus-educated architect, who is known for his tubular steel furniture, was the man behind the Brutalist Whitney Building in New York, which was recently turned into The Met Breuer.
The exterior of his Donald N Clark House contrasts orange and grey stone masonry with timber, and includes a covered entrance and terrace.
A private drive leads up to the 4,000 sq m Connecticut property, which is an hour and twenty minutes’ drive to New York.
Interior details include wooden ceilings, an open fireplace, exposed brick, concrete girders and views onto the surrounding land from each of its rooms. For the would-be owner looking for inspiration, the house is also something of a gallery with the collection of sculptures continuing inside.