A Daring Custom Contemporary in Darien, CT Wants $3M

Although Connecticut’s Fairfield County typically conjures up imagery of the traditional, colonial homes and stone walls, those are hardly the only complements to a suburban landscape. The region has a storied history with the modern and contemporary architecture movements, its pastoral green lawns dotted with gems like the famous Glass House among other contributions in that vein. A newer contribution to the area’s contemporary catalog, situated at 364 Hollow Tree Ridge, has just hit the market in Darien asking $2.995 million.

Spanning 6,632 square feet, the custom contemporary home shines with primarily natural materials and expansive stretches of glass. The open floor plan is especially conducive to entertaining, with a geometric entry flowing effortlessly from the reception room to the kitchen to the living room. At the center of the action, an undulating, sculptural bar literally glows. A striking fireplace occupies a corner of one of the living spaces. Bold and angular, it emits heat from two surface areas. Another sits comfortably between the dining room and kitchen.

Upstairs there are five bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as an additional sitting area. The custom home was designed by Brooklyn-based su11 architecture+design and built in 2011 by Prutting & Company.

Mary O’Brien Watkins and Christine V. Straden of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.