New to the Connecticut open market this month is Tirranna, a late Frank Lloyd Wright-designed waterside home on nearly 14 bucolic acres in New Canaan. The home, one of the largest in the Wright canon, is tagged at $8 million on the nose.
Tirranna dates to 1956, and incorporates Wright’s interest in Japanese aesthetics, if not the country’s native architecture. Also notable is the extent to which Wright’s preferred earth tones; this is exhibited in the home, with natural yellow and soft reds alongside an abundance of hardwood and glass.
Of the home’s shared spaces, the living room is the stunner, with the kitchen a close second. In the former, a spatial largesse is enhanced by a complex ceiling design, a series of rectangular clerestories and a built-in bench sofa. In the latter, the alternating-grain ceiling tiles usher in a space that’s sheathed in hardwood; skylights inset with leaded panes and an oval picture window open up the room, which transitions to a bright, wide-open dining area.
The house contains seven bedrooms and nine baths across 7,861 sq. ft. of interiors. It is poised between bodies of water, with a pond partially bordered by a weir on one side and an extravagant hemispherical beach-entry pool on the other; a long, curving exterior arcade, a terrace, a tennis court, an observatory and a greenhouse are highlights of the exterior.