05 May 2008

Stone's Celanese House on the Verge of Being Sold

While maneuvering continues about the fate of the Alice Ball House, two doors away on Oenoke Ridge Road in New Canaan, Edward Durell Stone's Celanese House is on the verge of being sold. Contracts have been signed; the closing is still to come.

Of course anything can happen between signing of the contracts and the closing, but it looks as if the Celanese House, a real gem inside and a conversation starter if nothing else on the exterior, will be bought. The listing was for $4.9, so if the final price is anywhere even near that, it won't be a teardown. There's background here and here.

2 comments:

becky said...

Wow! What an amazing example of an Edward Durell Stone screen wall. I'm glad to see that a New Canaan 5 house will not be torn down! This house reminds me a lot of the Stuart building and the embassy in New Delhi.

Becky

becky said...

Oops, I've been schooled - Edward Durell Stone was NOT part of the New Canaan Five - that would be Philip Johnson, Marcel Breuer, John Johansen, Eliot Noyes, and Landis Gores. Tom, is there any sort of inventory of the Harvard 5 homes that are still standing?

Becky