Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

New Canaan Preservation Update


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I was so excited to see that New Canaan Connecticut is making great strides in preserving its inventory of modern homes (think The Ice Storm, The Harvard Five, modernhousenotes). The New York Times reports today that “Modern Homes Survey: New Canaan Connecticut” is now available online. Lose yourself in this site for hours, and hope that it will help with the McMansionizing of this iconic NYC bedroom community will cease.

I’ve mentioned them before, but my blogging friends Tom Anderson and Gina Frederico do a great job of keeping us up to date on the modern preservation movement in New Canaan at their blog, modernhousenotes. I’ve even seen their stories cribbed in major newspapers. Also, there will be an exhibition of New Canaan Architects and their work in the Town House all summer, put on by The New Canaan Historical Society.

photo above is The Smallen House by Hugh Smallen, one of my favorites, and was swiped from