This December, Marcel Breuer’s Stillman Cottage will be listed for auction at an estimated $2–$2.5 million. Now is your chance to own a historic work of modern design.

The complex is an accumulation of the original Breuer structure and respectful additions that continue the original legacy and architectural character.

Located in Litchfield, Connecticut, on a 10-acre parcel surrounded by 70 acres of land trust, the Stillman Cottage is a three-bedroom, two-bath home set on stilts above the ground. Resembling the character of Breuer’s prior homes, the modern retreat is a platform for viewing nature.

Built on stilts, the dwelling appears to float gently on top of the landscape.

Built on stilts, the dwelling appears to float gently atop the landscape.

Courtesy of Wright

Large openings and a two-bay screened-in porch further emphasize the connection between the indoors and outdoors.

Large openings and a two-bay screened-in porch further emphasize the connection between the indoors and outdoors.

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The Stillman Cottage is one of more than twenty structures commissioned by one of Breuer’s most avid supporters and close friend, Rufus Stillman. Commissioned by Stillman and his wife Leslie in 1974, Breuer designed this simple and refined example of 20th-century architectural idealism. 

The structure appears to float above the ground. Wood stilts gently touch upon the earth, minimizing the building's footprint on the landscape. The brick chimney can be seen as it passes from the interior living spaces to the ground.

The structure appears to float above the ground. Wood stilts gently touch upon the earth, minimizing the building’s footprint on the landscape. The brick chimney can be seen as it passes from the interior living spaces to the ground.

Courtesy of Wright

See the full story on Dwell.com: Here’s Your Chance to Own an Iconic Home Designed by Marcel Breuer
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