Mary Palmieri Gai

Good architecture is art.  A few architects designing today will be studied in the art history books of the future. As lifestyles evolve, with a greater emphasis on the environment and the need to operate in a technologically sophisicated world, a good architect can be the key to a great quality of life in Fairfield County.

Incorporating good design to accommodate the needs of today’s ever changing family, is key. Living in a piece of art is one of life’s great joys.  There are properties available today that were designed by these talented individuals and firms.   

If I can’t find a property that is already built to suit your needs and standards, I would be happy put you in touch with an architect and/or custom builder who can build or modify a  home for you.

Builders Join House Ownes in Celebration

Carpenters, Plumbers, Painters, and Other Workers Are Westport Couple’s Guests.

( WESTPORT, July 14. 1925.)

The competition of the now home of Mr. and Mrs. Frazier Peters on Old Hill road was. Signally marked Saturday night -by a big party at which everyone who had anything to do with its construction was present There were about fifty guests which Included carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters and every other kind of tradesman who worked on the house. Everyone had  a fine time everybody voted the Peters to be excellent hosts. Their new home is one of many of the famous stone houses which Mr. Peters, as contractor, is erecting in various parts of the county and which already have aroused national interest In building circles- One of these houses was recently completed for Hendrik Willem Van Loon. who took possession on his return from Europe last Friday.

Living in Great Design

The Harvard Five, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, Eliot Noyes were all mid century modern architects who al designed in New Canaan. They were all students of Walter Gropius at Harvard who founded the Bauhaus school in Germany. There are a few Bauhaus designs in Fairfield County and several have been knocked down. At one time, the townspeople were not thrilled to have the Harvard Five’s mid century modern houses and their designers drawing so much attention (and traffic) to the town, But as time went on, New Canaanites saw the architectural and historic significance of the homes. Most are still standing and most have been renovated.

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