5 Marc Lane, Westport, CT
4 Full, 1 Half Baths
The same way that mid century modern architecture was in the 50s, I want to be as a human being. New. Different. Challenging the old. Function over frivolity. Clean living. Clean lines.
– Jamie Lee Curtis
Sporting the classic flat planes and rigorous geometric lines of a mid-century manor, this contemporary home was designed by Architect Keith Krolak and custom built in 2007. It’s a one-of-a-kind touch of modern architecture rarely seen in Westport. Still, it gracefully complements the surrounding more traditional New England neighborhood.
Walls Of Glass
In true mid-mod fashion, the indoor and outdoor spaces have been beautifully blended. Expansive panes of glass line the hallways and climb the massive great room wall inviting nature inside and beckoning you out. Luckily, there are plenty of decks to explore, from the main floor to the master suite to the roof!
The Modernist penchant for minimalism favors open social space and floor to ceiling windows anchored only by natural elements that blend seamlessly with the outside. In this case, savory stone and delicious cherrywood floors perfectly compliment the fresh greens beyond the glass. A delectable feast for the eyes!
5 Marc Lane, Westport
“This Private Residence at Marc Lane replaces a 1950s era split level ranch on a generous wooded lot in Westport, Connecticut. The clients requested a modern home that would be environmentally responsible and sufficiently flexible to allow for future expansion.
The 5,550 square feet of living space is composed along an east-west axis, allowing for maximum southern exposure and pleasant cross breezes. Large windows create a strong connection between the interior and exterior, while carefully placed screening walls maintain privacy. An accessible green roof insulates the interior spaces below and greatly reduces water run-off and heat absorption. Integrally-colored exposed aggregate concrete block compose a most of the exterior walls, with alternating surfaces of vertically placed wood siding and zinc coated copper making up the remainder. To manage building costs, the house was mostly prefabricated by the modular home manufacturer Empyrean International.”
Learn more about Keith on his site https://www.keithkrolak.com. Notable international projects include the National Museum of Art in Osaka and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Japan.
979 Post Road East, Westport CT 06880
Broker: Virginia Klein