Modern Washington home inspired by Marcel Breuer listed for $2.7M

In a state dominated by forests, it is not uncommon to come throughout rural farmhouses and isolated suburbs. However, the home at 87 Shinar Mountain Road stands out among the the trees in Washington with its present day style and design that draws inspiration from Scandinavian architecture and architect Marcel Breuer. Its fusion of modern day and Scandinavian style and design even led to its creating model to be explained as “ScandiModern.” 

The home’s style and design was partly influenced by Breuer, who was part of the “Harvard 5” mid-century architects that settled in Connecticut. He was also a crucial determine in the rise of the inventive motion Brutalism, which focused on simplicity in style, but also drew criticism for its “heavy-handed” character, according to artwork history site The Art Story. A single of Breuer’s most notable nearby Brutalist patterns is New Haven’s Pirelli constructing, which is slated to come to be a sustainable and eco-pleasant resort called, “Hotel Marcel,” after its primary architect.

Shown for nearly $2.7 million, the Shinar Mountain Road dwelling demonstrates Breuer’s affect by means of its use of glass walls and intersecting rectangles, according to information and facts from William Pitt Sotheby’s. The 3.17-acre property has lately been renovated by interior designer Sara Brandon, in accordance to Sotheby’s, whose jewelry is prominent in the vogue business and has been showcased in journals like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.

Brandon expanded the dwelling by introducing a wing with 3 bedrooms, a concrete staircase, and a  “stunning glass lobby,” between other attributes. Listing agent Ira Goldspiel claimed that the cluster of bedrooms on the initially floor can act as an accommodation for family members who want to have their kids all on 1 amount. According to Goldspiel, that form of notice to depth is why the property can operate for a household, a couple or 1 person. With the additions, the two-amount house has 3,207 sq. feet of interior residing space.

The home on 87 Mount Shinar Road in Washington, Conn. sits on more than 3 acres of land and is located near the Steep Rock Preserve. 

The residence on 87 Mount Shinar Street in Washington, Conn. sits on extra than 3 acres of land and is situated around the Steep Rock Preserve. 

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The glass partitions supply views of the surrounding mountains and enable organic light in the household. The kitchen is completed with an island, and each the kitchen area and dining room have “loft-like ceiling heights with exposed redwood beams,” the listing notes. The residing home on the initial flooring has a fire and is related to one particular of two outside decks. 

The initially floor has 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a powder area. The learn bed room has a “spa-like tub with shower and soaking tub,” the listing notes, along with a walk-in shower. It also has access to the pool through an outsized slider. In addition, the lessen stage has a bedroom, a sitting down place and a drinking water closet, according to the listing. There is also a guest suite in the reduce stage that is furnished with a full tub and walks out to the new heated saltwater pool. Positioned up coming to the pool is a lounge spot and a space for storage. 


The bordering place is loaded with forests, and the home is located in close proximity to Steep Rock Preserve. According to the Steep Rock Association site, the maintain has 18 miles of trails and spans 1,000 acres. 

Countrywide actual estate brokerage internet site Redfin observed that the median sale price tag of houses in Washington have lowered by 7 p.c more than the previous calendar year, likely from $430,000 to $400,000. On typical from April 2021 to April 2022, the selection of times a residence spent on the industry increased from 34 to 147. A “hot home” in Washington, or a home that Redfin notes is envisioned to be amongst the most competitive in the area, tends to market for all around the listing value and become a pending sale in about 41 days. 

The 87 Shinar Mountain Road home is outlined by William Pitt Sotheby’s and is presented by Ira Goldspiel (917.626.3481) and Steve Pener (203.470.0393).