This custom home is more than four walls.
This unique Hamden, Connecticut home was far-fetched when it was built in the 1960s, and even more so today.
For the first time in its history, this sloping and secluded four-bedroom is looking for a new owner.
After purchasing an inconspicuous property in a wooded area adjacent to Sleeping Giant State Park, the current owners commissioned their friend and renowned Yale architect David Sellers to build a two-story Colonial. Sellers then told them they could design “something better,” and in 1969 they built them a futuristic, family-oriented residence, which they’ve occupied ever since.
“The fifty-three years that the now-famous Dave lived in ‘something better than a two-story colonial’ lived in a sculpture that was truly meaningful and a never-ending pleasure,” said detached sellers Helen and Peter Knudsen, who currently live in the residence. in the market to Wojtek Borowski of Pearce Real Estate for $629,000.
Modern, Zillow Gone Wild-worthy The 2,912-square-foot spread is set on 4.2 acres and features mahogany-stained clapboard and cedar exterior siding. There are also custom-sized windows, vaulted ceilings and a walkway to allow for “weather-protected vehicle access and storage.”
The first floor is the most unique, with windows on two sides of the dining room to make dining feel like an “outdoor picnic”, two decks – one off the kitchen, one off the living room – family room and kitchen with colorful galley. swings. There is also a pantry, laundry room, foyer, bathroom, three closets and two hallways.
The layout of the upper floor is somewhat more conventional, although the rooms all have distinct sloping ceilings. There are two other bathrooms – both with skylights – two more decks and three children’s bedrooms, as well as the master suite.
“The family room has no curtains and only one shade,” the owners said. A “slanted window in the family room” lets in reflected light on the stone landscaping.
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