Gagarin House II

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Gagarin House II

Elevations (No. 4)

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Sketch No. 251
Topographic Map of Property Owned by Andrew Gagarin
Construction Set

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In 1973, Breuer designed a second house for Andrew and Jamie Gagarin just down the road from their first residence in Litchfield, Connecticut. With his partner, Tician Papachristou, Breuer created a variation on the binuclear houses with butterfly roofs that had characterized his output in the 1940s. The house featured fieldstone walls as a base for the upper floor of the house. These walls extended into the landscape to delineate the terraces to the north and south of the residence. Floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows on the western façade offered views of the wooded site. The public spaces including the kitchen and combined living and dining room formed the heart of the house with bedrooms extending off of the public spaces. A garage occupied the lower floor.