Stillman House II

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Stillman House II

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Map of the Litchfield Wild Garden
Topographical Map
Topographical Map of a Portion of Property Owned by  Rufus C. Stillman

Rufus and Leslie Stillman asked Breuer to design a second house in Litchfield, Connecticut almost 15 years after the architect had built their first. The u-shaped house was set into the base of a hill and featured light stucco and glass walls above a fieldstone base. Breuer’s associate Herbert Beckhard assisted with the design. The main floor contained a central living/dining/kitchen area with a glazed wall facing an open courtyard enclosed by a stone wall. Sleeping quarters for the children could be found in the west wing while the east wing contained a utility room, darkroom and the master bedroom suite. The lower level housed a garage. A 50-foot retaining wall sloped away from the house on the eastern side. In the mid-1970s, Breuer would design yet a third house for these clients and close friends.