Mid-Century Modern House With Six Interconnected A-frame Sections

This mid-century modern family home from Litchfield, Connecticut has a rich and beautiful history and has done remarkably well preserving its character and still looking trendy to this day. It’s a fairly big place that measures 4,234 square feet on a 15-acre lot.

The house occupies a flat piece of land surrounded by a wooded areaView in gallery
The house occupies a flat piece of land surrounded by a wooded area

It was designed by architect Thomas Babbitt and half of it was built in 1947, with the other half being added in 1970. It’s a four-bedroom, four-bathroom house with a large open floor plan and a very distinct architectural character. The house is a collection of six interconnected sections, all with beautiful A-frame outlines. This gives each one individuality but also makes the entire building as a whole stand out and look amazing.

The design is based on the classic A-frame shape adapted to match the mid-century modern style of the buildView in gallery
The design is based on the classic A-frame shape adapted to match the mid-century modern style of the build
The large A-frame glazed sections bring lots of natural light into the center of the houseView in gallery
The large A-frame glazed sections bring lots of natural light into the center of the house

The interior is just as beautiful and exquisite as the exterior of the house. Glazed A-frame sections and soaring ceilings give the living areas a very airy and light feel while exposed redwood beams create an interesting pattern and add a bit of warmth to the decor. The house also has three large stone fireplaces which make it feel as inviting and as comfortable as you can imagine. The original slate floors also add a lot to the design without becoming a main focal point. There are several lofted areas incorporated into the triangle-shaped sections  and they’re scattered around the central volume. The rooms are full of natural light, welcoming and cozy and they each take full advantage of the openness, architectural beauty and lush and beautiful surroundings.

Several lofted spaces are seamlessly incorporated into the design, taking advantage of the floor planView in gallery
Several lofted spaces are seamlessly incorporated into the design, taking advantage of the floor plan
The soaring ceiling in the living room leaves room for a sculptural hanging chandelierView in gallery
The soaring ceiling in the living room leaves room for a sculptural hanging chandelier
A casual dining area is set up here, taking advantage of the large windows and connection to the outdoorsView in gallery
A casual dining area is set up here, taking advantage of the large windows and connection to the outdoors
The kitchen is large, open and has expansive counter space as well as lots of storage on the lower partView in gallery
The kitchen is large, open and has expansive counter space as well as lots of storage on the lower part
stone fireplaces add texture and warmth to different areas of the houseView in gallery
stone fireplaces add texture and warmth to different areas of the house
The lofted bedroom spaces are really cozy and enjoy nice views towards the woodsView in gallery
The lofted bedroom spaces are really cozy and enjoy nice views towards the woods
The exposed wooden beams are unobtrusive and help to outline the shape of the ceilingView in gallery
The exposed wooden beams are unobtrusive and help to outline the shape of the ceiling
The floor plan and overall design and are quite diversified and full of detailView in gallery
The floor plan and overall design and are quite diversified and full of detail
The house also has multiple wooden decks which extend the living spaces outdoors View in gallery
The house also has multiple wooden decks which extend the living spaces outdoors
The wooden surroundings turn this house into a really peaceful and tranquil family retreatView in gallery
The wooden surroundings turn this house into a really peaceful and tranquil family retreat