Breuer House, New Canaan I

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Date
1947 - 1948

Project Types
Interior Design
Residential

Location
New Canaan, CT USA

Languages
Dutch
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Portuguese
Spanish

People/Firms
A. N. Marquis Co.
Abraham and Straus, Inc.
Agostini, Alfredo
Albers, Josef
Albert, Edouard
Aldrich, Nelson
Allen, Deborah
American Architect and Architecture
American Designers Committee for French Civilian Relief
American Embassy (Bogotá, Colombia)
Amsterdamsche Bank
Andrews, Wayne
Andruss, D.
Antey, Katharine
Aoyagi, Tetsu

Arango, Elizabeth
Arango, Jorge
Architectural Forum
Architectural Press, Ltd.
Architectural Record
Architectural Review
Armfield, Owen and Co., Ltd.
Armstrong,
Ascheman, Linus
Assié, Gloria
Aufricht, Gustave
Babcock, Alice
Babson Institute
Bach, Otto
Bacon, A.
Baermann, Walter
Baker, G. H. V.
Baker, Geoffrey
Barnes, Phoebe
Barrett, William
Barrett-Nonpareil, Inc.
Bauen und Wohnen
Bauer, Lawrence
Bay, Eugene
Bayer, Herbert
Bayer, Joella
Beal, Jr., G.
Beaux-Arts Institute of Design
Bell Telephone
Bement, H.
Bemis Industries, Inc.
Bennetts, David
Berger,
Berryman and Co.
Bittermann, Eleanor
Black Mountain College
Black, Leicia
Blake, Peter
Blecker, Michael
Bliss and Bouton
Block, Maxine
Bogner, Walter
Boissonnas, Eric
Boldridge, C.
Bonnette, G.
Boston Architectural Club
Boston Committee for Black Mountain College
Bouton, Clarence
Bouton, William
Bouverie, David
Bovet, Pierre
Bradley, E.
Braun, William
Breeskin, Adelyn
Breneman
Breuer, Constance
Breuer, Franciska
Breuer, Hermina
Breuer, Marcel
Breuer, Martha
Breuer, Tamas
Breuer-Nervi-Zehrfuss Architectes
Bridgeport Herald
Brittain, J.
Brotherhood, Stevens and Higley, Inc.
Brown, Richard
Brown, Robert
Bucciarelli, Louis
Buccino, Carlo
Bulletin Index
Burchard, John
Burchard, Luise
Burlingame, Anson
C., B.
C., S.
Caesar, Harry
Calabresi, Renata
Calder, Alexander
California Graduate School of Design
Calkins, Deborah
Cambridge Dinner Dance Committee
Candia, Salvador
Carter, Edward
Carter, Robert
Castellane, P.
Catalano, Eduardo
Catlin, Jean
Catlin, Jr., Ephron
Cefaratti, Anthony
Central-Wechselstuben-Aktienbesellschaft
Century Federal Savings and Loan Association
Chamberlain, Henry
Chamberlain, Margareth
Channing Realty Co.
Chase Manhattan Bank
Chatterton Co.
Chatterton, Jr., N.
Chelio, R.
Cheney, Elizabeth
Child, Katherine
Children's Hospital
Clarkson, Robert
Clegg, M.
Clergue, Lucien
Click
Cole, William
College Art Association
Collings, Dahl
Collings, Donna
Collings, Geoffrey
Colombian Consul General
Columbia University
Committee for the Blue Book
Committee for the Organization of the French-American Club, Inc.
Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies
Conant, Marion
Connecticut Light and Power Co.
Cooke, Mary
Corth, Roger
Cotton, Joseph
Cowie, James
Crane Co.
Crane, Jacob
Creighton, Thomas
Cressy, Bartram, Melvin and Sherwood
Crosley
Cross, Elizabeth
Crossland, J.
Crowther, J.
Cruzan, Hal
Custance Brothers Inc.
Custance, Howard
Cutler, Gerald
DESIGN
Damora, Robert
Darien Lumber Co.
Daves, L.
Davies and Co., Inc.
Davies, William
Davis, Richard
De Pree, Max
DeCormis, Anna
DeNike, Marjorie
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Des Moines Art Center
Detroit Steel Products Co.
Dockry, Patrick
Domus
Dorchester Construction Co, Inc.
Douglas, L.
Dreier, Henry
Dreier, Theodore
Drew, E.
Dutch Legation
Dworschak, Baldwin
Dykes Lumber Co.
Dynamics International, Inc.
Eagle Star British Dominions Insurance Co. Ltd.
Editorial Contempora
Edward A. Roffman Associates
Egan, Florence
Eitner, Wilhelm
Eken, Andrew
Ellis, W.
Elzas, Abraham
Europa Publications Ltd.
Földes, André
F. E. Compton and Company
Farris, Mary
Favero, Romeo
Federation Technical School
Federico, Helen
Finanzamt Wilmersdorf-Nord
Firmage, Margaret
Fischer, Edward
Fischer, Esther
Fischer, Joszef
Fischer, Margrit
Fischman, M.
Fiske, Jane
Fitch, Jr., James
Folklore l'embellissement de la Maison
Ford, James
Ford, Katherine
Foreign Service of the United States of America
Foreman, Clark
Fortune
Fraser, Jr., Peter
Freeport Iron Works
Fremont Public Schools
French, Irwin
Frey, Albert
Friedman, William
Fry, Drew and Partners
Fuller, Horace
Fulmer, O.
Furniture Mercantile Service
Gábor, László
Gaitan Cortes, Jorge
Gall, Alfred
Gane, Crofton
Gaubert, Helen
Gavina SPA
Gavina, Dino
Geddes, Robert
Gemelli, Agostino
General Electric Co.
Geo. E. Mallinson Importing Co. Inc.
Gerson, Hans
Giedion, Sigfried
Goble, Emerson
Goldfinger, Erno
Gordon, John
Graduate House
Granville, Ruth
Green, William
Greener, George
Gropius, Walter
Gruss, A.
Gruss, Martin
Gueft, Olga
Guerrero, Pedro
Gutheim, Frederick
H. W. Wilson Co.
Haidekker, Sandor
Hall, B.
Hall, John
Hall, Thomas
Hammond, M.
Hanrahan,
Harmon, H.
Harnischmacher, Marianne
Harnischmacher, Paul
Harper's Magazine
Harris and Ewing
Harrison, Ellen
Harrison, Wallace
Harvard Club
Harvard University
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
Haskell, Douglas
Hastings, H.
Hatje, Gerd
Hauf, Harold
Hausner, Djin
Heal and Son Ltd.
Hebard, George
Hegeman, John
Hegeman-Harris Co.
Heinatz, Helen
Heller, Robert
Herman Miller Furniture Co.
Herrey-Zweigenthal, Hermann
Hersum, Leroy
Heter, Christian
Hicks and Sturges
Hicks, Ira
Higley, Stuart
Hill, Albert
Hitchcock, Jr., Henry-Russell
Hodgins, Eric
Hofinger Folding Kayak Co.
Hole, P.
Holmes, Eugene
Holtkamp Organ Co.
Holtkamp, Walter
Hope's Windows, Inc.
Hornbostel, Caleb
Hosmer, Henry
Hotpoint
House and Garden
Howard University
Howe, George
Howie, David
Hoyt Nurseries
Huddle, W.
Hudnut, Joseph
Hunter Douglas Corp.
Hunter, Eugene
Hunter, Walter
Hurley, Jane
Hutchhausen,
Hutchison, George
Huxtable, Ada
Hyman, Isabelle
I. M. Pei and Partners
Ide, Harlow
Innungskrankenkasse der Innung vereinigter Droschkenbesitzer Gross-Berlins
Institute for Research in Biography
Institute of Design
Institutions Magazine
Instituto de Ciencias de la Construcción Eduardo Torroja
Intercontinentale
Interiors
International Institute of Margaret Morris Movement
Interscience Publishers, Inc.
Iriarte, Mefisto
Isaacs, Reginald
Isokon Control Co. Ltd.
Ivany, John
J. B. Williams Co.
J. H. Thorp and Co.
Jackson, C.
Jacobus, David
Janson, Joseph
Jenkinson, M.
Jennings, L.
John Lewis and Co. Ltd.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Johnson, Howard
Johnson, Joseph
Johnson, Lee
Johnson, Philip
Johnson, Walter
Jones, M.
Kalivoda, Frantisek
Kaufmann Department Stores, Inc.
Kaufmann, Jr., Edgar
Kaufmann, Sr., Edgar
Kaye, S.
Kendall, Elisabeth
Kennedy, Robert
Kennedy, Terry
Kenzo Tange and Urtec
King's Welding Service
Kleinknecht, R.
Knirlberger, A.
Knoll Associates Inc.
Kocher, A.
Koerfer, Christina
Koerfer, Jacques
Kokusai-Kenchiku-Kyokai
Korn, Arthur
Kornfeld, Albert
Kowalski, Piotr
Koyama, Masakazu
Krueger, Sally
Kump and Falk
Kurchan, Juan
Léger, Fernand
L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui
LEP Transport, Ltd.
Laffoley, Paul
Laird, Stewart
Lamar, E.
Landsberg, William
Larkin, III, Thomas
Lavallee and Ide, Inc.
Lawrence, John
Legation of the Hungarian People's Republic
Leighton, Orlando
Lescaze, William
Lesznai, Anna
Levinson, Maxwell
Liebert,
Liebes, Dorothy
Lion, André
Lloyd, M.
Loeb, G.
Loewy, Raymond
Logie, Gordon
London Gallery Ltd.
Longman, Lester
Lord and Taylor
Lovell, Hope
Luke, E.
Lundberg, E.
MacDougall, R.
Macomber, George
Magazin Aka
Magnusson, Nels
Magruder, Charles
Mahowald, Patrick
Main, M.
Major, Máté
Mangold, Anne
Mangold, Frederick
Manhattan Storage and Warehouse Co.
Marbaro Books
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 201 E. 57th St.
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 635 Madison Ave. New York
Marcel Breuer, Architect, 113 E. 37th St.
Marcel Breuer, Architect, 438 E. 88th St.
Marconi Bros. Inc.
Marston, Natalie
Martin, Henry
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts State Association of Architects, Inc.
Matthias,
Mayer, Albert
McAndrews, John
McFarland, Ann
McFarland, Pat
McGill University
McGrath, Mary
McGrath, Raymond
McGuinness, Arthur
McLaughlin, Robert
Megruder, Charles
Meier, A.
Meinberg, Cloud
Mellon, Paul
Melvin, Joseph
Metropolitan Storage Warehouse Co.
Middledorf, Ulrich
Midget Louver Co.
Milburn, John
Miller, E. Jean Blanc
Miller, John
Miller, Lois
Miller, Madeline
Millhauser, Natalie
Milligan, Carina
Mills, Edward
Mindlin, Henrique
Ministerio de Obras Publicas (Colombia)
Miro, Joan
Mitchell, Edith
Modern Traders, Inc.
Moe, Henry
Moholy-Nagy, László
Molitor, Joseph
Montgomery, Elizabeth
Moore, Henry
Morton, Peter
Murphy, Emerson
Museum of Modern Art
Myers, Howard
N. V. Koninklijke-Begeer
N. W. Ayer and Son
Nadeau, Eleanor
Napier, F.
National Broadcasting Co.
National Geographic Society
Navarro, Horacio
Nelson, George
Neue Frankfurter Allgemeine Verischerungs-Aktien-Gesellschaft
Neutra, Richard
New Canaan Advertiser
New Canaan Electric Co.
New Canaan Library
New Canaan Postmaster
New Canaan Water Co.
New Canaan, Town of
New York Times
Nichols, C.
Nidda, Elizabeth
Nieh, C.
North Bennet Street Industrial School
Norton, Noël
Noyes, Eliot
Nuestra Arquitectura
O'Brien, Kathleen
Ock, A.
Olgyay, Aladár
Olivetti, Adriano
Orkil Inc.
Ortega, Alvaro
Ortega, Gloria
Osborn, Bob
Ostrander and Eshleman Inc.
Otto, William
P. E. Gane
Pack, Isabelle
Pack, Nancy
Page, Helen
Pajor, Z.
Palmer, T.
Papadaki, Stamo
Payer, Ernst
Pearse, Martha
Pei, Eileen
Pei, I.
Peluffo, Valerio
Pencil Points
Perchet, R.
Perma Board Corp.
Persitz, Alexandre
Pesek, Frank
Peterson, Ivy
Petrullo, Luigi
Philip Johnson Associates
Pichard, Joseph
Pictorial Services Inc.
Pilcher, Donald
Pilotis
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.
Plus
Porter, Emily
Price, Thomas
Pritchard, Jonathan
Pritchard, Molly
Pritchard, T.
Producers' Council Club of Boston
Progressive Architecture
Pruess, Don
Psychological Abstracts
Purdy, S.
Purves, Edmund
R. H. Macy and Co.
Rachlis, M.
Raye, Clifford
Raymond, Jr., Allen
Re, Charles
Registry of Motor Vehicles (Massachusetts)
Rego, S.
Reid, Kenneth
Reisner, Jedd
Rice, R.
Richards, J.
Rideout, Virginia
Roberts, Romer
Roberts, Russell
Roche, Yolande
Rocker, R.
Rohde, A.
Rose, Rosella
Rosenberg, E.
Ross, Allen
Roth, Gordon
Rothschild, Walter
Rowe, Carolyn
Rukeyser, L.
Russo, Joseph
S. Cherney and Son
S. R. Purdy, Inc.
Saeger, W.
Sammons, Wheeler
Samuel, Godfrey
Sanders and Breck
Sanders, Smith-Miller and Breck
Sanders, Walter
Sanderson, George
Sandor, George
Sarton, May
Scannell, Lillian
Schawinksy, Alexander
Schikher, Vincent
Schoendorff, Ellen
Schroeder, Francis
Schroeder, Hameka
Schur, Sylvia
Schuster and Geiger
Schutle, William
Schwarz Bros.
Schwarz, Charles
Schwarz, John
Schweizerische Kreditanstalt
Science Illustrated
Scott, Walter
Seidler, Harry
Sekey, Suzanne
Senix Aerial
Sert, José
Service Oil Co.
Sgalitzer, Gerda
Shaffer, Marshall
Shigon, Norman
Shine, John
Shire, A.
Silliman Hardware Co.
Sjostrom, G.
Skeggs, David
Skol Co., Inc.
Smith, Hamilton
Smith, Hegner and Moore Architects
Smith, John
Smith, R.
Solano, Gabriel
Southern New England Telephone Co.
Spivak, Benjamin
Squire, Allan
Stölzl, Gunta
St. John's University
St. Thomas, Jean
Staehelin, Marina
Staehelin, William
Starr, Donald
Stephans Plaza Hotel
Sterling, Dorothy
Stern, Harry
Stevenson, G.
Stillman, Leslie
Stillman, Rufus
Stillwell, Mary
Stires, Arthur
Stites, Charles
Stoller, Ezra
Stoots, D.
Storrow, Helen
Storrs, Mary
Stowell, Kenneth
Straus, Nathan
Stretell, Marguerita
Strock, M.
Studio
Sturges, John
Szegö, Stephen
Tange, Kenzo
Task
Taylor, Ann
Taylor, James
Taylor, Joan
Telehor
Telesis
Teller, Hugh
Temple, Rosamund
Terry Terrace
Thiel, Philip
Thost, Eberhard
Tibbetts, Albert
Timber Development Association Ltd.
Time Magazine
Time, Inc.
Tippman, F.
Tobito, Augusto
Tompkins, Gilbert
Toms, Howard
Trager, Kathleen
Trend
Troughton and Young Ltd.
Tunnard, C.
Uchõa, Helio
United Nations
United States Army
United States Department of Labor, Immigration and Naturalization Service
United States Housing Authority
United States Plywood Corp.
United States Public Health Service
University of Pennsylvania
Université de Genève
Van Deusen, Robert
Van Meter, I.
Van Zyl, J.
Van der Wal, G.
Van der Wal, Janna
Vaughan, W.
Vaughan, Walter
Verlag Gerd Hatje
Viereck, Hans
Villa, I.
Viteles, Morris
W. C. Vaughan Co.
W. K. Harrison and J. A. Fouilhoux
W. R. Johnson Co., Inc.
Wadsworth, R.
Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, Associated Architects
Watson, Theodore
Webber, Elroy
Weed and Duryea Co.
Weil, Constance
Welles, Henry
Wesleyan University
Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co.
Whitehead Metal Products Co.
Whitmore, John
Whittaker, W.
Who's Who in the Western Hemisphere
Wiesman, John
Wilbur, Gordon
Wiley, Sumner
Wiley, W.
Wilkie, David
Willard Gallery
Willard, Marian
William Intner Co., Inc.
William L. Marshall, Ltd.
Williams, Mary
Winship, Richard
Wiseman, Mark
Wood, Irving
Wright, Henry
Wunsch, R.
Wylie, Minerva
Yale University
Yorke, Frances
Zehrfuss, Bernard
Zucker, Willard
d'Agostini, Alfredo
de BruynKops, John
van Waveren, Erlo
von Schrader, Atreus
Breuer House, New Canaan I

View from the Southeast

Correspondence   320  browse all »

Letter
Letter
Postcard

Photographs   27  browse all »

View of Stairway from Suspended Terrace
Fireplace with Calder's Constellation
Living Room

Drawings   10  browse all »

Rough Plan
Contract Drawings
Window Details

In May of 1947, Breuer purchased property in New Canaan, CT. next to land owned by his client Edward Mills. Breuer designed the house before he left for an extended trip to South America, and Eliot Noyes and Harry Seidler oversaw its construction. A larger volume, clad in wooden siding seemed to float above a concrete base, which contained a workshop, storage, playroom, bedroom and bath. Bedrooms were located at one end of the rectangular upper level, with the living and dining rooms at the other. A dramatically cantilevered porch could be accessed from the living room or by a metal cantilevered stair with wooden treads, which would become a signature Breuer element. Marine cables did not provide enough support for the porch or its sunshade, and Breuer had to add a stone wall under the northeast corner. Breuer asserted that the diagonal siding of the upper level was a necessary structural component of the cantilevers, but scholars such as Edward R. Ford have contested this assertion. Most of the furniture was built-in, but Breuer also included tubular steel and Isokon furniture of his own design. Breuer sold the house in 1950. His former partner, Herbert Beckhard renovated and expanded the house in 1986.