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Johnson-Designed Wiley House In New Canaan Hits Market For $14 Million

The "Wiley House" in New Canaan, a midcentury modern home built in the 1950s by Philip Johnson, recently came on the market for $14 million.
The "Wiley House" in New Canaan, a midcentury modern home built in the 1950s by Philip Johnson, recently came on the market for $14 million. Photo Credit: PreservationNation.org

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- A midcentury modern home built in the 1950s that recently came on the market in New Canaan was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal.

The Philip Johnson-designed "Wiley House" is on the market for $14 million, according to the WSJ story. It is listed by John Hersam and Inger Stringfellow of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty.

The home sits on 6 acres and has four bedrooms. It was purchased in 1994 by Frank Gallipoli. According to a story on PreservationNation.org, Johnson designed the Wiley House to try and reconcile, as he said, "The (perhaps) irreconcilable: modern architectural purity and the requirements of living families."

Johnson built the home as a glass pavilion above a stone-and-glass podium, setting the pavilion at an 180-degree angle to the base. The roof of the podium provided terraces outside the glass box. The pavilion contained public spaces, including a living room, dining room, and kitchen, and the podium contained the private spaces, baths, a sitting room, a studio, a small kitchen and utility space.

Gallipoli, who now lives in New York City, said the home was like being "in a treehouse" with its unique architecture.

Click here to read the Wall Street Journal story.

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