Marcel Breuer’s Gagarin House I Hits the Market For $3.8M
Designed by legendary Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer from 1956 to 1957 for Andrew and Jamie Gagarin, Gagarin I is a three-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath midcentury modern masterpiece located in Litchfield, Connecticut. Constructed with a mix of steel framing and reinforced concrete, the two-story home integrates elegantly into the gently sloping hillside by way of its bluestone terraces and original stone walls.
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Updated to include modern amenities while still paying respect to Breuer's original design, the home has a unique character—and its authentic modernist charm still shines through. One of the most lovely examples of Breuer's touch is the bush-hammered concrete fireplace in the center of the open-plan living space. The tree-like, sculptural form serves as a focal point surrounded by walls of glass, natural materials, and uninterrupted views of the bucolic surroundings.
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Marcel Breuer’s Gagarin House I is now listed for $3,800,000 by Madonna Phillips Group at Sotheby’s Realty.
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