The midcentury modern home of legendary graphic designer Paul Rand has hit the market in Connecticut for $895,000.
Rand and his first wife, architect Ann Binkley, designed 87 Good Hill Road in 1953. The three bedroom home sits on a 7.7-acre plot and utilises tricks Ann learned when studying with Modernist master Mies van der Rohe at Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology.
Floor to ceiling glass is used across the house – which was named among the ’10 Best Houses of 1953′ by Interiors magazine when it was completed – to capture views of the surrounding woodlands, and shared living spaces are generously proportioned. Natural flagstone is used on the facade and feature walls, while built-in cabinetry is made from plywood.
The showstopper (and real selling point for graphic design aficionados) is Rand’s former studio and office, which are tucked at the rear of the Modernist home with views of the landscaped garden.
Rand House is on the market via Inger Stringfellow of Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate William Pitt.
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