This sharp angled home features a kitchen that is a work of art

The exterior of this Connecticut home is downright unique, but it’s the kitchen that is truly unique.

Built in 1969 and owned by just one owner, the square-profile, four-bedroom Hamden home with prominent rooflines went on the market for $629,000.

“It’s a contemporary home and one of the owner’s desires was to have a home with living spaces that don’t flow into one another, meaning there is privacy but still feels open,” explains the real estate agent Wojtek Borowski, with H. Pearce Real Estate. “They have different rooms, but everything is in a very unusual shell.”

architect David Sellers together with the Yale School of Architecture designed the house, which sits on 4 acres. He is known for his focus on building structures that blend with nature.

“It’s practically surrounded by a state park, so you have incredible privacy and beautiful surroundings. The house somehow flows with the land, with the site,” says Borowski.

Most of the ceilings are vaulted in the 2,912-square-foot home, creating a loft feel and openness in some rooms. However, the open nature of the design will not appeal to everyone.

“Some people might find living in a loft-like environment uncomfortable. It’s great if you live there alone or with someone else, but if you have kids or visitors, it becomes a place where you can’t hide,” explains Borowski. This home “has four separate bedrooms on the second floor, and these bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and unusually placed windows.”

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The home’s two main rooflines slope away from each other and interlock above the bedrooms. Outdoor patios blend seamlessly into the edgy design.

A buyer might want to plan for a few updates.

Many of the fixtures in the home’s 2.5 bathrooms are original, and there is no central air. However, most of the mechanics and the cedar roof have been updated.

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New flooring might even be high on the list of desired repairs.

“The whole house is carpeted, and the red carpet actually dates back to 1969, believe it or not,” says Borowski.

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In the outstanding kitchen, a new owner must grapple with form and function.

The room was designed by the Yale architect tom luck, who also created abstract playgrounds called Lucky Climbers. The kitchen has its own climbing theme.

“The kitchen has grab rails to climb on. Each drawer in the kitchen has a different design and handle. The sink was carved from a single piece of teak, as were the handles on the faucets to turn the water on and off,” says Borowski.

It is the only Luckey-designed kitchen still in existence.

“I think he designed two but unfortunately one is gone. This kitchen is unique,” ​​he says. “This is pretty much a sculpture that happens to be a kitchen. They use something that acts as a kitchen but doesn’t look like it.”

The realtor says that most people who have looked at the house want to keep the kitchen because it is so unusual. Other potential buyers have mentioned the possibility of removing it.

“If that’s the case, the architect of the house would want to take the kitchen and put it in a museum,” he says. “The aesthetic is incredible. It’s like a time capsule and something you can’t find anymore.”

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Inner

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Borowski concedes that this home isn’t for everyone, but it’s an architectural delight that hasn’t seen any regrettable updates.

“There aren’t that many of them that actually survive or exist that are still in their original and intact state,” he says. “Ideally, the buyer of this home would want to preserve it and put it to a modern use, but without changing the desirability and character of the home.”

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