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A peek inside New Canaan's modern homes

Published 1:02 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2013

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  • Beautiful light and design details inside the Tatum House, during the New Canaan Historical Society's Modern House Day Tour and Symposium, Saturday, October 5, 2013, in New Canaan, Conn. Photo: Jeanna Petersen Shepard / New Canaan News Freelance
    Beautiful light and design details inside the Tatum House, during the New Canaan Historical Society's Modern House Day Tour and Symposium, Saturday, October 5, 2013, in New Canaan, Conn. Photo: Jeanna Petersen Shepard

 

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The Modern House Day Tour and Symposium, presented by the New Canaan Historical Society, took place Oct. 5.

The society's signature event, with the theme "A Modern Mix: Art and Architecture," celebrated art in the modern home. Guests toured homes designed by Ulrich Franzen, Gates and Ford, Alan Goldberg, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Bimel Kehm, Hugh Smallen and Edward Durell Stone. The event offered the rare opportunity to view John Johansen's Warner House, known as the Bridge House, a neo-Palladian structure whose living room spans the Mill River that flows beneath it.

The symposium was moderated by John Arbuckle, Docomomo New York/tri-state board president and co-chairman of the AIA New York chapter Historic Buildings Committee. Speakers included Michael Biondo, who has traveled the world photographing architecture and fashion for leading publications; Robert Gregson, an artist who uses architecture as an element in his playful installations and projects; and Mary Thorp, founder of the Harry Bertoia Research Project.