A Harvard Five Midcentury Modern in New Canaan Lists as a Summer Getaway for $100,000

An artful midcentury modern in New Canaan, designed by Harvard Five architect John Johansen, just hit the market as a rental. But, as one of the Harvard Five’s famed creations, stopping by here for a summer vacation won’t come cheap. It’s available to rent for the month of August for the price of $100,000 and is represented by Inger Stringfellow of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty.

The 1956-built haven is called Bridge House because the space between two of its pavilions is suspended over a river. And the “bridge” is a showstopper, with a vaulted barrel ceiling and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open onto the plate-glass balcony.

Indeed, glass walls are a theme throughout the one-story, open-plan interiors, which also offer a 47-foot-long living room, skylights, handsome built-in cabinetry, four bedrooms, and three bathrooms. On the lovely 5.1-acre grounds, there’s a stone pool and terrace, along with multiple patio areas. So, for architecture-loving Manhattanites seeking a quiet refuge with a pool for part of the summer, this could be the chance of a lifetime.