Elliot Noyes is an architect known for a simple design style that worked with the natural surroundings. Brown House is made of wood and glass. It’s startlingly simple yet luxurious. It flows with the terraced lawn adding visual interest. Inside, the uncomplicated design adds to the elegance of this Midcentury Modern estate in New Canaan. It’s now on the market for $7.9 million.
The front of the house has consistent brown wood exteriors that extend to its two garage doors on the right side with a wide concrete driveway. There is also a set of glass walls leading to the main entrance of the house. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the view of the foyer from the vantage of the indoor balcony of the house. This has a narrow beige hallway adorned with colorful wall-mounted artworks. that stand out against the light tone of the walls and tall ceiling. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the view of the family room from the vantage of the hallway. Here you can see a large wooden console table behind the beige sofa that matches with the end table and the dark hardwood flooring that is topped with a large area rug. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the beautiful living room with a set of beige sofas, armchairs and a day bed surrounding a large dark wooden coffee table matching with the end tables. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view of the living room shows the kitchen right beside it. under the same white ceiling. This is illuminated by the natural lights coming in from the glass walls. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the kitchen just beside the living room. It has dark countertops that match well with the dark hardwood flooring illuminated by the natural lighting of the glass walls. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The beautiful dining area has a large wooden dining table that matches the wall adorned with a large colorful artwork. Across from this the set of glass doors that lead to an outdoor dining area. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The gorgeous bathroom has a large bathtub housed in the same dark wooden element as the walls and ceiling beams. The bathtub is adorned with its alcove of glass that gives it a full view of the treetops. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the lovely hallway lined with glass walls on one side to brighten up the light beige walls and ceiling adorned with framed artworks. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the second-floor landing with glass walls that bring in natural lighting and give it a nice background of the landscape outside. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the side of the house showcasing the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling glass walls, charming wood accents and the stone chimney at the side. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the side of the house. Here you can see a beautiful outdoor dining area tucked into the exteriors of stone, wood and glass beside the stone steps. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a close look at the back of the house and its large two levels of glass walls. On the far side, you can see a lovely sitting area with a bench against the brown wood exterior wall. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
On the side of the house outside is a large wall of deep brown wood adorned with a modern wooden outdoor bench that stands out against the green grass lawn. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the pool of the property with a cover for the times it is not in use. At the far end of this is the guest house with lovely sitting areas and outdoor dining areas on its side. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the pool without the cover. It is surrounded by a stone walkway on one side with lawn chairs and large umbrellas and a grass lawn on the other. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the lovely lawn of grass at the side of the guest house. You can see here the charming brown wood exteriors of the house that stands out against the grass and colorful tall trees. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Elliot Noyes is known as one of the Harvard Five. These architects graduated from the Harvard School of Design and moved to New Canaan Connecticut. Despite the conservative atmosphere and colonial saltbox homes, they found it the perfect place to explore their design ideals. They were followers of the Bauhaus movement, which aimed to marry form and function in creative ways. In addition to designing innovative homes, Eliot Noyes left an impression on corporate architecture. He helped create corporate design strategies and worked with IBM and Westinghouse.
The Brown House
The Brown House likely gets its namesake from the color of the home itself. The lower level of the home is a rich wood and has glass walls framing the entrance. The two car garage is made from the same wood as the walls on the lower level. Glass walled balconies adorn the second floor. The top-level is white with brown trim. The walls on the upper level are made of glass. The large concrete driveway leads to the entrance of the home, with a rock wall in front of the entranceway. The estate sits has 2.81 of impeccably manicured lawn and landscaping that accents the home.
Simple and Sophisticated
The Brown House is 6,275 sq ft, with five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The narrow foyer has an indoor balcony that overlooks it. Colorful artwork contrasts with the simple beige walls with wood trim. Rich wood flooring and light-colored walls can be found throughout the home. In many rooms, plush area rugs add a cozy ambiance. The rooms are spacious and the interior design is simple and uncluttered, in keeping with Midcentury Modern style.
Glass walls provide an open feel. Paired with the use of wood and glass, it gives the home a grounded natural feel that isn’t often seen in luxurious estates. Every element of is luxurious yet unpretentious. The dining area leads to an outdoor dining area through glass doors. The courtyard features a stone fireplace. The outdoor area can also be accessed via stone steps on the side of the home.
The style is particularly charming in the primary bathroom. Light wood floors meet a rich dark wood wall and bench leading the walk-in shower. It also encompasses the large soaker tub. The wall adjacent to the tub is glass, giving a breathtaking view of the treetops.