Frank Lloyd Wright’s former Connecticut estate sells for $6M

GOSSIP & RUMORS: Frank Lloyd Wright’s former Connecticut estate sells for $6M



A legendary late architect didn’t just design this house — he also called it home. 

In New Canaan, Connecticut, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s biggest residential creations has sold to what will be only its fifth owner in almost seven decades, according to Mansion Global

Wright lived there soon after it was constructed in 1955, while he was working on Manhattan’s famed Guggenheim Museum.

Named Tirranna, an Australian Aboriginal word meaning “running waters,” the 7,800-plus-square-foot, horseshoe-shaped house hit the market last May with an asking price of $8 million and closed on Monday, less than eight months later, for $6 million. 

Coldwell Banker Realty agents Marsha Charles and Albert Safdie had the listing and believe the sale “is one of the highest prices for a Frank Lloyd Wright property,” Safdie told Mansion Global. 

“We had a tremendous amount of interest and everyone was carefully vetted,” he added. “We had many offers.”

In all, the estate has seven bedrooms. Udorphotography
The grounds boast a five-car garage, a barn and a rooftop observatory, among other amenities. Udorphotography
The heated pool. Udorphotography
The property sold for $2 million under ask. Udorphotography
The property was completed in 1955. Udorphotography
The house measures in at more than 7,800 square feet. Udorphotography
The new buyers plan to move in immediately and begin a multi-million-dollar renovation. Udorphotography
The property boasts 8.5 baths. Udorphotography
The kitchen. Udorphotography
The grounds were landscaped by horticulturist Frank Okamura. Udorphotography
A portrait of architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954. Getty Images

While Safdie declined to reveal the buyers’ identity, he did describe them as a family from Brooklyn who are “huge Frank Lloyd fans” already very familiar with the property with plans to spend “millions of dollars” restoring and renovating the 15-room abode. 

“They are moving in immediately to the guest house so that they can supervise the restoration,” Safdie told the publication. 

Previously, it was owned for many years by the late founder of collectible-making company Danbury Mint and his wife, the late Ted and Vada Stanley. 

Located on 14 acres of grounds landscaped by the esteemed Japanese-born horticulturist Frank Okamura, the property is set behind a red iron gate and boasts seven bedrooms, 8.5 baths, a tennis court, a heated pool, a five-car garage and a telescope-equipped rooftop observatory. 

“What really struck me about the property, aside from the magnificent private landscape, is the otherworldly feel inside of the house,” Safdie told The Post. “There is a symphony of light and shadows creating a magical feel throughout and a new dimension. The house follows the sun much like a sundial.”



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