Gagarin House I

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1956 - 1957

Project Type

Litchfield, CT USA


Anderson, J.
Arp, Jean
Bantam Electric Co.
Bayane, Irving
Beckhard, Herbert
Bell and Gossett Co.
Bennett-Ireland Inc.
Bethlehem Fabricators
Bigelow, Robert
Blagden, Thomas
Breuer, Marcel
Brooks, Henry
Brown Lightning Protection
Brown, Edward

Bryan Steam Corp.
C. H. Dresser and Son, Inc.
Century Electric Co.
Conrad, Theodore
Consolidated Kitchen Products Corp.
Cook, B.
Cooperative Artisanale des Tisserands D'Ouezzane
Coughlin, J.
D. D. and Leslie Tillett, Inc.
Darworth Corp.
Dayton, Monteath
De Ploeg
Donza, John
Dubin, Fred
E. M. Tarnoff Co.
Elmer T. Hebert, Inc.
Emslie, Murray
Evangelisti, Enio
Farkas and Barron
Farkas, Barron and Partners
Farkas, Nicholas
Farris, Rose
Firmage, Margaret
Foscato, Vincent
Fred S. Dubin Associates
Freedman, H.
Freidin, Jack
Gagarin, Andrew
Gagarin, Jamie
Gatje, Robert
Gatter, Philip
Georg Jensen Inc.
George J. Switzer Co.
George L. O'Brien, Inc.
Gillotti, George
Goodwin, Philip
Grant Pulley and Hardware Corp.
Greenleaf, Sidney
H., R.
Hall-Mack Co.
Herman Miller Furniture Co.
Herries, A.
Hoffberger, J.
Howard Miller Clock Co.
Hultberg, Hilary
Hyman, Isabelle
Ichabod T. Williams and Sons
J. H. Monteath Co.
Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc.
Jarvis, Geoff
Jofa, Inc.
John Boyle and Co.
Josam Manufacturing Co.
Joseph Merrit and Co., Inc.
Kaiser, George
Kamphoefner, Henry
Kane Manufacturing Corp.
King, Betty
Knoll Associates Inc.
Konwiser, Inc.
Landsberg, William
Lawler Automatic Controls, Inc.
M. Knoedler and Co.
MacKenzie, George
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 201 E. 57th St.
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 635 Madison Ave. New York
Marcel Breuer, Architect, 113 E. 37th St.
Marsted, Paul
Maurer, Laurie
McCall Refrigerator Co.
McKee, R.
Microwave Services, Inc.
Mindell, Harold
Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co.
Monsanto Chemical Co.
Moore, Chester
Moore, E.
Moore, Henry
Murphy, V.
Myers, Louise
Nagare, Masayuki
National Heater Co.
Newcourt Products Corp.
Nivola, Constantino
North Carolina State College, School of Design
O'Brien, George
O'Neill, John
Overhead Door Co., Inc.
Paddock Pool Equipment Co.
Paddock Swimming Pool Co.
Patterson Fabrics, Inc.
Payne, Ward
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co.
Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corp.
Reynolds, E.
Richard E. Thibaut, Inc.
Ritchie Construction Co., Inc.
Ritchie, Raymond
Schuster, Mathias
Scott, Joe
Shalen and Konover, Inc.
Skrynecki, J.
Slocum and Fuller
Smith, H.
Snow, Robert
Southern New England Telephone Co.
Spaet, Arthur
Spencer, R.
Stevens, E.
Stillman, Leslie
Stillman, Rufus
Stroheim and Romann
Surtzes, Edmund
Switzer, Edmund
Switzer, George
T., P.
Tarnoff, E.
Thaibok Fabrics Ltd.
Thompson, C.
Todd, Charles
Tonkin, John
Topper and Griggs, Inc.
Torin Corp.
Torrington Building Co.
Tourneroche, René
Unique Window Balance Corp.
United States Department of Commerce
V. Foscato, Inc.
Vandermeersch, F.
Vece, S.
Waterbury Iron Works, Inc.
White Flower Farm
White, J.
William Iselin and Co., Inc.
Wilson, Mary
Winstead, C.
Wolf, Sidney
Wolfin Associates, Inc.
Wood Craftsman
Woodruff, B.
Gagarin House I

West Façade, Cantilevered Stairs

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Drawings   105  browse all »

Construction Details (SK Drawings)
Storage Tanks
Floor Rug

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Front Hall
Upright External Internal Forms

In 1954, Andrew and Jamie Gagarin approached Breuer about designing a house for their family in Litchfield, CT. This house was yet another commission that came to Breuer through his friendship with Rufus Stillman. The two-story house that Breuer designed for the Gagarins was constructed of steel framing elements and reinforced-concrete slabs. Breuer utilized his usual palette of materials during this time period, including painted brick, natural fieldstone and large expanses of glass. The lower floor of the slightly irregular rectangular volume contained the children's bedrooms and playroom, along with storage rooms and a workshop. The upper floor housed additional bedrooms, including the master bedroom in a projection off the main volume of the house. An angled entrance opened to a hallway leading to the master bedroom and the stairs to the lower level, nestled at the heart of the house. The living and dining rooms fronted a long paved terrace with areas for dancing and eating, which could also be accessed from the pool area by exterior stairs featured Breuer's signature metal railing and floating stair treads.