It’s not Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Pennsylvania contemporary waterfall home design, but it’s a close cousin. Built in 1955 in New Canaan, Connecticut in the hemicycle, or horseshoe shape, Tiranna encompasses 7,000 square feet of living space on the Noroton River and waterfall on 15 heavily wooded acres. Tiranna is the native American word for running water.
For the last 20 years, the home has been owned by memorabilia mogul and philanthropist Ted Stanley and his wife Vada, who carefully restored the property and replaced any previously sold items with reproductions and restored the original gardens and plantings designed by Frank Okamura and Charles Middeleer. The curvature of the structure and glass walls offer a striking view of the waterfall and river.
Unusual for Wright in its amenities, there is a rooftop observatory with telescope, a caretaker’s suite, a guest studio, gold-leaf chimneys and the master suite has his-and-her baths. Overall, there are seven bedrooms and nine baths. Also included are a barn, swimming pool patio, tennis courts and sculpture paths to the river’s edge.
Tiranna, Frank Lloyd Wright on a grand scale and lovingly restored, is priced at $8 million.
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