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This Extension of Steel and Glass More than Doubled the Size of this House

By • Jan 24, 2018

Marcel Breuer, the Hungarian-born modernist, architect, and furniture designer, originally designed this Connecticut home for himself in 1951. Its current owner, before placing the structure on the market for $4.35 million, commissioned New York City based architect Toshiko Mori to create an extension for the property. He, alongside Jolie Kerns, designed this steel and glass extension which doubles the size of the home and turns it into a four-bedroom home which covers a total ground area of over 5,000 square feet. The property is located in New Canaan, a town in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.

Exterior view of the steel and glass annex

Though the previously existing structure already included all necessary living areas — such as the living and dining rooms, and kitchen — the Toshiko Mori addition now holds the master bedroom suite and children’s bedroom, as well as utility space, which includes the garage and mud room, on the lower level of the property. The two areas of the house are connected through a glass encased staircase.

Side view of the exterior with stone wall
Modern glass and steel annex
View of the two levels of the new annex
Detail of steel and glass construction

The new interior is spacious and luminous, as its walls are made mostly of glass, which allows a generous amount of natural light to seep into the rooms. Its chic interior décor adds to the home’s sense of easy and contemporary elegance.

Modern and elegant interior full of light
Internal glass door connects to the terrace
Elegant room with glass walls
Room with relaxation area and exterior views
Night view of the annex from the outside
Spectacular gardens with pool and stone walls

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