Home Doll sale New Canaan home with studio designed by Two Roads architect listed for $3.975 million

New Canaan home with studio designed by Two Roads architect listed for $3.975 million

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The house at 36 Dans Highway in New Canaan looks like it’s part of a Norman Rockwell painting with its traditional colonial exterior and red barn. But it’s not its outward appearance that’s part of the art scene – it’s who lived inside and near the house.

According to Inger Stringfellow, listing agent for William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, the former owners of the New Canaan house were artists.

“The previous owner was an artist who did very large scale paintings, and her first husband [was] a sculptor,” she said. “They built the attached barn as his studio and later the glass studio – now the master bedroom and bathroom and redesigned by Neil Hauck – as his studio.”

The home studio is just one of the local projects the Darien-based architectural firm has worked on. Neil Hauck Architects also designed Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, the SoNo Baking Company Café in Darien and the Weed Beach pavilions in Darien. The 6,642-square-foot home and its 5.32-acre property sit on a private road next to a 52-acre estate, noted Stringfellow, which was ‘formerly owned by Huguette Clark, who never lived there. over its 50 years of ownership. ”

A room in the house at 36 Dans Highway in New Canaan, Connecticut.


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The house greenhouse located at 36 Dans Highway in New Canaan, Conn.

The house greenhouse located at 36 Dans Highway in New Canaan, Conn.


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A living space in the house at 36 In Highway in New Canaan, Connecticut.

A living space in the house at 36 In Highway in New Canaan, Connecticut.


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The eat-in kitchen of the home located at 36 Dans Highway in New Canaan, Connecticut.

The eat-in kitchen of the home located at 36 Dans Highway in New Canaan, Connecticut.


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Inside House 36 In Highway in New Canaan, Conn. /Marcott Studios/Contributed Photos

Clark is the daughter of William Andrews Clark, an early 18th-century senator from Montana who made a fortune in the copper mines of the west; he was also a “railroad builder, founder of Las Vegas and one of the richest men of the Gilded Age”, according to NBC News. When her father died in 1925, the painter and doll collector inherited a fifth of her father’s $300 million estate as well as an allowance of $90,000 a year for three years. In 1952, Clark purchased the property adjacent to 104 Dans Freeway and never moved there. More than 50 years later, she has put the estate – known as Le Beau Château – up for sale for $34 million. Clark’s home was eventually sold in 2014 for $14 million, according to NBC News.

Adjoining Clark’s former estate is home 36 In Highway, which has been listed for $3.975 million. According to Stringfellow, the six-bedroom, 7-full-bathroom home offers both a “colonial” and “vintage” feel. The home’s living areas include a formal living room and a secondary family room in the barn, which connects to the main house. The main level of the home features a kitchen with a fireplace, a formal dining room, and an office with French doors that lead to a screened-in porch with views of the pond, walking paths, and gardens.

The studio which is currently used as the master suite has a marble bathroom, the ad notes, while the home’s original master bedroom has its own marble bathroom, walk-in closet and from a private balcony. The remaining four bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, one of which has a fireplace and a separate entrance.


On more than 5 acres of the house grounds, there is a greenhouse, as well as a saltwater swimming pool, a hot tub and a renovated paddle tennis court.