Step Inside This Mid-Century Home In Connecticut Selling For $3.4 Million

A wonderfully modern home has hit the Connecticut real estate market with an asking price of $3.3 million, listed with Realtor. Built in 1962, this home is unabashedly exemplary of the mid-century aesthetic, and built by architect Hugh Smallen, who Realtor notes was one of the first environmentally conscious designers of his time. The home was later expanded in 1967 by his firm.

The house was originally listed in late March for an asking price of $3.4 million, and was lowered by $100,000 on April 28, 2022. The home, referred to as the Tatum House, includes many of the original details. However, it has been updated for modern convenience. The current owners worked with Smallen's architect peers, including John Black Lee, Alan Goldberg, and Peter Rolland, on the updates to hold true to the home's original look and feel, while still making it seem updated for a modern client and potential buyer.

A look at the Tatum House

According to Realtor, the Tatum House is located only an hour train ride away from Manhattan. The house is located in New Canaan, which is part of Connecticut's very affluent Gold Coast. The town population clocks in at around 20,000 residents.

The residence itself sits on 2.04 acres of property, with just over 3,800 square feet of living space. The property is lined with a thicket of trees. Not only does this offer a nice amount of privacy for potential buyers, but photos of the home on Realtor show how gorgeous the grass and trees are for residents when in bloom.

A unique aspect of this property is the convergence of the indoors and outdoors. That is, there are lots of large windows all around the one-story house, which offer a gorgeous, unobstructed view both out and in. The exterior of the home itself is mostly white and boxy in a very modern style, with a few metal details and a bright orange front door.

Inside the gorgeous Connecticut residence

The inside of this Connecticut dream home pays true homage to its mid-century roots with a dreamily retro interior decoration style. Through the bright orange front door is a hallway with room to comfortably fit a coat and shoe rack, per theĀ Realtor listing photos. The hallway has gray tiled floors, smooth white walls, and a wood-paneled ceiling with unique but subtle retro light fixtures.

This hallway leads into the primary living room of the Connecticut residence, which has honey-colored oak wood floors, white walls, a large window wall, a brick fireplace, and wood paneled ceilings with thick beaming. The room is decked out with mid-century staple pieces, including a geometric coffee table, a large arched floor lamp, and an emphasis on muted colors like mustard and dusty blue. Most of the rest of the house has a similar feel, with white walls, gorgeous hardwood floors, and an intimate feel created by the wood paneled ceilings. The kitchen is fully decked out with sleek, stainless steel appliances and white counters.

More of the mid-century dream house

This mid-century home deviates from its mostly earth- and wood-toned style in the master suite, where it becomes much more modern (in a very '60s sense of the word). The bedroom is accessed through the home office, per Realtor, where white-paneled sliding doors open up to blue-gray square tiled floors and white walls with raised white ceilings. There is a small hallway, with one side containing multiple tall cabinets with blue handles, and the other side with frosted glass sliding doors leading into the bathroom.

The master bedroom, one of five total bedrooms, has the same tile as the small hallway, along with white walls and a wall of windows looking out to the beautiful Connecticut nature. A glass door provides exclusive access to the back patio, perfect for enjoying a quiet night alone outside.

The bathroom, one of four, is quite retro, continuing the tile-wall combination of the rest of the suite. There is a large window in this room, too. The sink has a slight industrial feel, with exposed pipes contrasted by a unique curved shape. The bathtub, which is installed in front of the window, is almost egg-shaped, again with an industrial flare at the faucet. The shower has an incredibly modern '60s shape, with white opaque frosted glass.