Architecture to See in New Canaan, CT

August 6th, 2018 by

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Connecticut may not be the first place to come to mind when you think of architecture. But the truth is, there’s plenty of architecture to see in New Canaan, CT. Jaguar Darien has rounded up some of the best spots to check out!

Harvard Five

New Canaan is well known for the “Harvard Five,” a group of architects that graduated from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Some noteworthy examples of their work and that of others include:

  • Glass House: The work of “Harvard Five”-er John M. Johnson, this iconic building is a 1,800-square-foot glass box located in a vast meadow.
  • 1960 Gores Pavilion: Designed by Landis Gores, another “Harvard Five” member, this is a one time pool house that features floor-to-ceiling windows, a bold prairie fireplace, and more.
  • River: This winding structure designed by Japanese firm SANAA is situated on Grace Farms. It boasts a sloped roof that connects breezeways and interiors.
  • Eliot Noyes House: As the name denotes, this privately owned structure was designed by “Harvard Five” member Eliot Noyes. It features two glass wings on either side of a courtyard filled with fern and pine.

Other Architectural Stops

Some other architecture to see in New Canaan, CT includes:

  • Hodgson House
  • Alice Ball House
  • Wiley Speculative House
  • Boissonnas House
  • Evans House

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