In 1961 DeSilver House represented an opportunity for middle class America to own an architect-designed house without compromising on design or function. Today DeSilver House continues to provide modern living in the idyllic setting of New Canaan, Connecticut.

With an adaptable floor plan, a fully equipped Miele kitchen and expansive outdoor spaces DeSilver House was made for modern living.



4 Bedrooms

Fully equipped Miele kitchen

2.5 Bathrooms

3 Car heated garage

2048 sq. ft

2.97 acres

Town Water

For Sale

By Negotiation

Private Viewings from 23 March 2019

Designed and built in 1961 by John Black Lee I don’t think a home could be more perfect. There are so many elements at play here it is hard to favor just one.
— Plastolux

Mid-Century Modern Architecture


The modern houses built in New Canaan all had something to do with the land that they were built on.

- John Black Lee

And Landis Gores and John Johansen and Marcel Breuer 
and probably more as equally obnoxious have graciously condescended to 
settle here and ruin
the countryside with packing boxes

— New Canaan Advertiser, 1952


John Black Lee, the only early modernist left in town, was compelled here in 1950 at age twenty-six. “One of the most exciting new houses I’d seen published was Marcel Breuer’s house in New Canaan,” he said. “Then along comes Philip Johnson’s Glass House, also in New Canaan. And I said to myself, What’s going on up there in New Canaan, Connecticut?”
— Modern Love, October 31, 2006

Made for Modern Living

DeSilver House by John Black Lee + Harrison DeSilver