John Black Lee/Toshiko Mori

Lee House No. 2, 1956/1992

Notable Sale Sold

John Black Lee/Toshiko Mori

Lee House No. 2, 1956/1992


This International Style residence is a striking glass and steel structure sited on 2.5 acres in New Canaan Connecticut. The main house was designed in 1956 by prominent modernist John Black Lee. Harvard Architecture Chair, Toshiko Mori updated the house in 1992 with custom stainless steel window frames & doors, new glass, skylights, baths and kitchen, and a new glass and steel pavilion designed as a studio with bath and 2-car garage. The interior core of the house was given new ceiling heights of 13 feet. At this time the structural columns of the house were changed from wood 4’x4′ to stainless steel T’s. In the spring of 2004, Thomas Phifer and Partners designed a lower level media room accessed by a minimalist staircase cut through the main floor and subtly defined by a glass railing. The new family room features a stainless steel mesh ceiling, a 30-foot run of floor to ceiling bookcases and an ample media cabinet designed for a large plasma screen. The room has numerous Category 5 outlets. This Mesian pavilion is sited in a stand of 80ft. tall white pines providing serene views from every room. This 4 BR, 3BA treasured Modern is located in a town recognized as having some of the fines mid-century homes in the country. 1 hour to NYC.


  • Property ID: 250
  • Living Area: 2400 sf
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Property Status: Notable Sale, Sold
  • Architect: John Black Lee/Toshiko Mori
  • Prop-State: CT

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  • Address 202 Chichester Road
  • City New Canaan
  • State/county CT
  • Zip/Postal Code 06840
  • Country United States

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