81 Cross Ridge Road

Meet the Mastermind.

Eliot Noyes, one of the famed Harvard-Five, is the mastermind behind the magical estate. The pioneer of corporate design and the first curator of industrial design at MoMA, Eliot Noyes took his talents to New Canaan, Connecticut post-graduation. Soon thereafter, Noyes and his comrades began redefining the rolling countryside with each stroke of their collective brush transforming the verdant landscape into a modernist fairytale.

Moving Forward Whilst Looking Back.

In 2003, the combined effort of local talents, builder Dave Prutting and architect Joeb Moore, breathed new life into the residence. Updating the living space to meet the demands of today’s lifestyle, the floorplan was carefully calibrated ensuring the original vision was maintained.

“Enveloped by a forest of trees, the private compound is secluded from the world beyond its boundaries.”

Indoor | Outdoor Connection.

The invitation to the outdoor elements is omnipresent throughout. Walls of floor-to-ceiling glass serve as the spyglass to your theatre of nature. An al-fresco dining patio with an ambiance inducing outdoor fireplace is positioned just beyond the main living area.

Creating the Perfect Palette.

  • First-Class Kitchen with Luxurious Finishes and State-of-the-Art Appliances
  • Clerestory Windows
  • Walls of Moving Glass
  • Mahogany Paneled Dining Room
  • Wide-Plank Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Flooring
  • Ultra-Cool Bar – A Staple in Mid-Century Modern Design

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo da Vinci

A Suite With a View.

The master suite overlooks the lush tree-top canopy bursting with color outside your window – the perfect supplement to the serene living area.

Modern Luxuries.

  • Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
  • Fresh-Air Balcony
  • Lavish Five Piece Cedar Wood Master Bathroom
  • Motorized Window Shades in Master Bathroom
  • Steam Shower

An Emphasis on the Outdoor Elements.

The 2.81 acre landscape was refreshed by renowned architect Reed Hilderbrand and encompasses the original Noyes pool house. The guest house, completed by Alan Goldberg, is magnificent in its own right.

Creative Flexibility.

  • Pool House Original Noyes 1950
  • Guest House Renovated in 2007
  • Guest House Features Two Bedrooms + Full Kitchen and Living Room
  • Farm-to-Table Garden Beds

New Canaan, CT.

A short easy commute to downtown Manhattan, the Brown House offers commuter options with country living. Rich in environmental resources, New Canaan possesses hundreds of acres of protected open space spanning woodland preserves and traversing hills and valleys. New Canaan is home to more than ninety mid-century modern homes, including the Glass House, Philip Johnson’s revered work of art, and Tirranna, a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece.

The Details

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Finished SF: 8,269
  • Parking: Attached Five-Car Garage
  • Lot Size (Acres): 2.81

Co-marketed with Adam Moore of LIV | Sotheby’s International Realty and listed by Fatou Niang and Inger Stringfellow of William Pitt | Sotheby’s International Realty.

Have a question? Want to chat?

Adam Moore: 303.956.8069 / amoore@livsothebysrealty.com