A New Canaan Midcentury Modern Hits the Market
The listing of a New Canaan midcentury modern is always big news—and this one has the makings of a media darling. The home was built in 1956 by architect Willis Mills, who designed his then-modest dwelling to incorporate the steep and rocky terrain around it. It was in poor shape when it was purchased some five decades later by Craig Bassam and Scott Fellows, an architect and creative director. They restored and enhanced the home, creating a 4,368-square-foot gem featuring a double-height living room with glass walls—echoes of the ever-so-slightly more famous Glass House just 10 minutes away—a pool, a bluestone pool terrace and Japanese gardens. It’s listed for $2,850,000 with Karen Sneirson of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in New Canaan. 203-249-0280.
A version of this article appeared in the June 2015 issue of Connecticut Cottages & Gardens with the headline: Deeds & Don'ts: Water, Water Everywhere.