Landis Gores House

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Landis Gores House
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Landis Gores House is located in Connecticut
Landis Gores House
Landis Gores House is located in the US
Landis Gores House
Location Cross Ridge Rd., New Canaan, Connecticut
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1948
Architect Gores, Landis
Architectural style International Style, Wrightian
NRHP Reference # 02000189[1]
Added to NRHP March 21, 2002

The Landis Gores House is a historic house on Cross Ridge Road in New Canaan, Connecticut. It is an International Style (or "Wrightian") house that was designed by architect Landis Gores and built by John C. Smith and was Gores' home. It is a single-story wood frame structure with a flat roof and is 130 feet (40 m) long, set well back from the road on a 4-acre (1.6 ha) lot. It has austere glass walls, and wood and stone elements. A central section has a raised 11-foot (3.4 m)) ceiling, and houses the main living and dining area. The house was one of the first in a series of modernist houses built in the New Canaan area in the years after the Second World War by Gores and other modern architects.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Bruce Clouette (June 30, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Landis Gores House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 12 photos, exterior and interior, from 2001 (see captions on page 13 of text document)