81 Cross Ridge Road
MODERN COLLECTION | SOLD
New Canaan, Connecticut
Smack-Dab in the Middle of our Nation’s Finest Mid-Century Modern Community, the Brown House is More than a Home, it’s a Spine-Tingling Oasis Bursting with Historic Pedigree and Futuristic Ideals.
Eliot Noyes, One of the Famed Harvard-Five, is the Mastermind Behind the Magical Estate. The Pioneer of Corporate Design and the First Curator of Industrial Design at MoMA, Eliot Noyes Took his Talents to New Canaan, Connecticut Post-Graduation. Soon Thereafter, Noyes and his Comrades Began Redefining the Rolling Countryside with Each Stroke of Their Collective Brush Transforming the Verdant Landscape into a Modernist Fairytale.
In 2003, the Combined Effort of Local Talents, Builder Dave Prutting and Architect Joeb Moore, Breathed New Life into the Residence. Updating the Living Space to Meet the Demands of Today’s Lifestyle, the Floorplan was Carefully Calibrated Ensuring the Original Vision was Maintained.
Enveloped by a Forest of Trees, the Private Compound is Secluded from the World Beyond its Boundaries. Upon Entrance to the Property, You’re Greeted with a Simple Palette of Complementary Materials Highlighting the Home’s Architectural Brilliance.
- Secure Entrance with Automatic Gate
- Private Motor Court and Five Car Garage
- Fresh-Air Entry Garden
- Field-Stone Retaining Walls
- Cedar Wood Siding
- Blue Stone Walkways
- Sleek Copper Accent Panels
The Invitation to the Outdoor Elements is Omnipresent Throughout Creating a Permanent Connection with Nature. Weaving from Room-to-Room, the Visual Experience Changes as Your Eye Captures new Features Punctuating the Ever-Changing Landscape. Walls of Floor-to-Ceiling Glass Serve as the Spyglass to your Theatre of Nature. An Al-Fresco Dining Patio with an Ambiance Inducing Outdoor Fireplace is Positioned Just Beyond the Main Living Area.
- First-Class Kitchen with Luxurious Finishes and State-of-the-Art Appliances
- Clerestory Windows
- Walls of Moving Glass
- Mahogany Paneled Dining Room
- Recessed Baseboards
- Wide-Plank Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring
- Ultra-Cool Bar – A Staple in Mid-Century Modern Design
- Built-In Speakers
The Master Suite Overlooks the Lush Tree-Top Canopy Bursting with Color Outside your Window – the Perfect Supplement to the Serene Living Area.
- Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
- Fresh-Air Balcony
- Lavish Five Piece Cedar Wood Master Bathroom
- Motorized Window Shades in Master Bathroom
- Steam Shower
The 2.81 Acre Landscape was Refreshed by Renowned Architect Reed Hilderbrand and Encompasses the Original Noyes Pool House. The Guest House, Completed by Alan Goldberg, is Magnificent in its Own Right. The Pool House and Attached Guest Quarters are Perfect for Summer Time Gatherings, Overnight Guests, or a Full-Time Au Pair
- Pool House Original Noyes 1950
- Guest House Built In 1984
- Guest House Features Two Bedrooms + Full Kitchen and Living Room
- Farm-to-Table Garden Beds
A Short Easy Commute to Downtown Manhattan, the Brown House Offers Commuter Options with Country Living. Rich in Environmental Resources, New Canaan Possesses Hundreds of Acres of Protected Open Space Spanning Woodland Preserves Traversing Hills and Valleys. New Canaan is Home to more than Ninety Mid-Century Modern Homes, Including The Glass House, Philip Johnson’s Revered Work of Art, and Tirranna, a Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece.
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