New Canaan’s Circa-1962 ‘Tatum House’ Designed by Hugh Smallen Is Up for Grabs

New Canaan brings in buyers with its quaint feel, lively town center, and close proximity to NYC, but its architectural merit is not to be understated. While you can expect to find Colonials and Georgians aplenty, it’s actually known for its midcentury modern gems as well. A new listing just came to the market designed by architect Hugh Smallen in 1962 and dubbed Tatum House. Asking $3.4 million, the 3,886-square-foot home beautifully encapsulates that era, which is definitely in fashion with buyers.

Nestled on two acres in the Silvermine area, the Bauhaus-inspired ranch’s exterior features narrow planks and large windows. Light pours into the entrance through a skylight atrium, introducing exposed wood planks and a slatted maple bench designed by Smallen. Expanded by Smallen in 1967 and renovated by the current owners, who have owned it since 1999, the home has been elevated and improved upon but keeps its classic design.

A Scandinavian-esque kitchen boasts a minimalist design, flowing smoothly into the dining area. The back part of the house shelters all five bedrooms, along with four bathrooms. While some are outfitted with maple planks, the primary suite takes on a new dimension with slate tiles and white walls.

Post-renovation, the structure earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. So, if you’re looking for a comfortable home with character, Inger Stringfellow of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty holds the special listing.