Posted by switch-smith at 7:26 AM . Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Across the street from Philip Johnson's Glass House, is the private residence he designed in 1951 for Richard Hodgson and his family. Lovingly restored by Craig Bassam and Scott Bellows of BassamFellows, and now their new home. Bassam and Fellows are accomplished Moderinist restorers, their most notable previous project was the Willis N. Mills house also in New Caanan.
"Their own furniture designs harmonize nicely with the pieces that were designed for the house by Johnson’s office and postwar classics by Poul Kjaerholm and Hans Wegner. “There’s a softness to some of the pieces,” Bassam said, “that balances the square sharpness of other pieces.” After almost 60 years, you can no longer call this house cutting edge. But you can call it a classic."
One of the most notable pieces is the Philip Johnson designed burlwood sofa, with a brass table lamp built-into its attached granite side table.
Photos by Nikolas Koenig, read the full story at NYT.