List Price: $2,100,000.

The Evans House, 1961, is an important midcentury modern architectural masterpiece designed by James Evans as his own home, included in the 1961 Modern House Tour. Using a thin-shell structural system, Evans designed his soaring, square, one-story (plus lower level) house with a hyperbolic paraboloid roof, allowing a nearly completely open plan as few inner-load carrying supports are necessary. Featuring floor-to-ceiling glazing, his intent to mesh indoor and outdoor living spaces is further emphasized through the living/dining room’s six sliding glass doors. There have been very minor alterations to the house. The wrap-around deck was originally designed with a wrap-around bench rather than a railing. The airy effect of the house is especially pronounced since the ceiling height is nearly two stories tall at its highest points. The roof projects beyond the plane of the walls, protecting the window walls from weathering. The house, which has a square footprint, is built into a gently sloping site. The primary entrance and living/dining room, kitchen and Master suite are located on the first floor and four additional bedrooms, two baths and laundry room are located on the fully exposed lower level at the back of the house.

44 Benedict Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 (MLS # 170438376)

(all data current as of 1/23/2022)
Price $2,100,000
Beds 4
Baths 4 Baths
Home size 3,200 sqft
Lot Size 4.60 ac
Days on Market 69
Status Active
The Evans House, 1961, is an important midcentury modern architectural masterpiece designed by James Evans as his own home, included in the 1961 Modern House Tour. Using a thin-shell structural system, Evans designed his soaring, square, one-story (plus lower level) house with a hyperbolic paraboloid roof, allowing a nearly completely open plan as few inner-load carrying supports are necessary. Featuring floor-to-ceiling glazing, his intent to mesh indoor and outdoor living spaces is further emphasized through the living/dining room's six sliding glass doors. There have been very minor alterations to the house. The wrap-around deck was originally designed with a wrap-around bench rather than a railing. The airy effect of the house is especially pronounced since the ceiling height is nearly two stories tall at its highest points. The roof projects beyond the plane of the walls, protecting the window walls from weathering. The house, which has a square footprint, is built into a gently sloping site. The primary entrance and living/dining room, kitchen and Master suite are located on the first floor and four additional bedrooms, two baths and laundry room are located on the fully exposed lower level at the back of the house.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 11/15/2021 Tract no
Year Built 1960 Community no
Garage Spaces n/a County Fairfield
Total Parking n/a

Schools

Elementary School East
High School New Canaan

Additional Details

Lot 4.6000 acre(s) Area N/A
Sewer Septic Subdivision no
Taxes 11424 Water Private Well
Waterfront Description Not Applicable Zoning 4ac

Features

Air Central Air, Zoned
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Cook Top, Dishwasher, Dryer, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Washer
Basement Full, Partially Finished, Walk-out, Yes
Construction Other, Wood
Exterior Deck
Fireplace Yes
Garage Off Street Parking
Heat Hot Air
Lot Description Secluded, Sloping Lot, Treed
Style Contemporary

Location

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