Breuer watch: a midcentury modern home by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer has hit the market in Connecticut’s Litchfield for $3.8m.
The modernist pioneer designed Gagarin House I in 1956 for Andrew and Jamie Gagarin. It features a steel frame and reinforced concrete structure set with natural fieldstone and Breuer’s signature walls of glass, which peek onto a leafy 1.7-acre sloping plot skirted by trees.
Much of Breuer’s original design is intact across the three-bedroom Connecticut property – on the market via Madonna & Phillips Group of William Pitt Sotheby’s – including brick and teak floors and Portuguese cork ceilings.
A tree trunk-shaped bush-hammered concrete fireplace takes pride of place in the living room, while the master bedroom is set within its own wing, and the floating staircase features geometric cut-outs.