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On the market: 1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

We have featured a house in this location before, but we haven’t seen this 1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA before Ross MacDonald flagged it up.

1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

The agent’s listing gives very little away about its heritage and past, but thankfully, other sources on the internet are more helpful. From there, we know that this was designed in 1961 for the architect’s own family. It stayed in the family until the 1970s, changing hands a few times since. Despite that, it seems like the overall integrity of the design has been maintained.

1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Talking of the design, this is a single-storey (plus basement) house, with a hyperbolic paraboloid roof. The design allows the occupant to have a completely open floor plan, as no supports were necessary. In addition, there is floor-to-ceiling glazing, exposing you to the elements and vice versa. Don’t worry about privacy, you are in 4.5 acres of land.

1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
1960s James Evans-designed The Evans House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Space-wise, you are currently looking at the living/dining room and kitchen  on the first floor, with the four bedrooms, located, we think, on the basement level at the back of the house. We would guess the four bathrooms (three full, one partial) are down there too. You’ll also find a wraparound balcony off of the first-floor living spaces at the back of the house, accessed by sliding glass doors.

A stunning modernist design, but one that doesn’t come cheap. The asking price is $1,700,000, which is just over £1,000,000.

Find out more at the Trulia website

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