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4,520 sfsquare feet
144 Gallows Lane, Litchfield, 06759

144 Gallows Lane Litchfield CT 06759

Designed by legendary Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer, Gagarin I (195657) is Litchfield Connecticut's most monumental Modernist residence, epitomizing the perfect marriage of art, design and luxury. Here is a rare opportunity to own a historically significant home that clearly articulates the simple and streamlined aesthetic of one of the 20th century's most influential architects. Elegantly nestled into a hillside with the aid of bluestone terraces and original stone walls, the residence has been meticulously restored and upgraded with great care and sensitivity towards its origins -- integrating every 21st century comfort. With elevated views of the countryside, the two-story home offers the most pronounced relationship between exterior and interior living spaces of all Breuer designs, with multiple terraces, enclosed courts, and even an interior greenhouse that is an integral part of the living room. Both inside and outside the house is a rich juxtaposition of natural materials. The angled entrance area, the hallway leading to the master bedroom wing, and a part of the living room are paved with brick; the rest of the flooring is reclaimed teakwood. Ceilings throughout are textured Portuguese cork that transitions seamlessly to the underside of the exterior roof overhangs. The main level is comprised of an immense (35'x52') glass-walled living room fronted by a long bluestone roof deck with areas for dancing and dining overlooking a reflection pool and expansive l
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  • Status
  • Bedrooms
  • Baths
  • Lot Size
    2 ac
  • Year Built
  • Interior
    Vaulted Ceilings
  • Cooling
    Zoned A/C
  • Neighborhood
  • Fireplace Count
    3 Fireplaces
  • Area Amenities

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