House of the Day: 1932 Contemporary That's Held Its Looks
Built in 1932 for the renowned American muralist Ezra Winter, this 8,000-square-foot house/studio in Northwestern Connecticut is the housing equivalent of Suzanne Sommers -- it is simply age-defying.
Now listed for $3.45 million, the 82-acre estate has had some touch-ups through the years -- the studio was renovated in 2000 and the kitchen in 2006 -- but the bones of the Contemporary have held up well. The four-bedroom house, with 6,600 square feet, has four levels and is perched atop a long winding driveway with grounds that include original terraces, stone walls, hiking trails, gardens and a natural waterfall. The original painting studio has 30-foot ceilings and 24-foot tall windows.
Winter received commissions for murals in the Cunard Building in New York, the North and South Reading Rooms in the Library of Congress, and the large stairway mural at Radio City Music Hall.
He designed this modernist home and studio for himself and lived and worked in it until his death in 1949.
Rebecca Ward of Klemm Real Estate has the listing.
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