This mid-century modern family home from Litchfield, Connecticut has a rich and beautiful history and has done remarkably well preserving its character and still looking trendy to this day. It’s a fairly big place that measures 4,234 square feet on a 15-acre lot.
The house occupies a flat piece of land surrounded by a wooded area
It was designed by architect Thomas Babbitt and half of it was built in 1947, with the other half being added in 1970. It’s a four-bedroom, four-bathroom house with a large open floor plan and a very distinct architectural character. The house is a collection of six interconnected sections, all with beautiful A-frame outlines. This gives each one individuality but also makes the entire building as a whole stand out and look amazing.
The design is based on the classic A-frame shape adapted to match the mid-century modern style of the buildThe large A-frame glazed sections bring lots of natural light into the center of the house
The interior is just as beautiful and exquisite as the exterior of the house. Glazed A-frame sections and soaring ceilings give the living areas a very airy and light feel while exposed redwood beams create an interesting pattern and add a bit of warmth to the decor. The house also has three large stone fireplaces which make it feel as inviting and as comfortable as you can imagine. The original slate floors also add a lot to the design without becoming a main focal point. There are several lofted areas incorporated into the triangle-shaped sections and they’re scattered around the central volume. The rooms are full of natural light, welcoming and cozy and they each take full advantage of the openness, architectural beauty and lush and beautiful surroundings.
Several lofted spaces are seamlessly incorporated into the design, taking advantage of the floor planThe soaring ceiling in the living room leaves room for a sculptural hanging chandelier
A casual dining area is set up here, taking advantage of the large windows and connection to the outdoorsThe kitchen is large, open and has expansive counter space as well as lots of storage on the lower partstone fireplaces add texture and warmth to different areas of the houseThe lofted bedroom spaces are really cozy and enjoy nice views towards the woodsThe exposed wooden beams are unobtrusive and help to outline the shape of the ceilingThe floor plan and overall design and are quite diversified and full of detailThe house also has multiple wooden decks which extend the living spaces outdoorsThe wooden surroundings turn this house into a really peaceful and tranquil family retreat