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For sale: 6 homes by famous architects

Dogtrot House
Dogtrot House
  • Location: Darien, Conn.
  • Asking price: $1.6 million

This Asian-style home was designed by Edward Durell Stone.

Best known for his work on public buildings, such as the Kennedy Center, the Museum of Modern Art and Radio City Music Hall, Stone also accepted commissions for private homes. He designed this one for Walter Johnson in 1953, and it was completed the following year.

Outside, it resembles a Japanese A-frame cottage, says Mary Lopiano, an agent with Halstead Property, the company listing the home.

Inside, an entryway with a koi pond and in-ground plantings gives way to a main living area with a vaulted beamed ceiling and clerestory windows extending to the roofline. Sliding shoji screens separate the living room from the dining room and a paneled den with a wood-burning brick hearth, built-in seating and bookshelves.

The 2,334-square-foot home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and sits on just over an acre. The backyard features a waterfall and three patios, Lopiano says.

This home was built during a period that Stone, "a classic modernist," had "changed his style to be more warm and inviting," Smart says.

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