Located in a lushly private and forest-like setting of Connecticut, the New Canaan Residence, by Specht Harpman Architects, is a renovated 1950s house intended to connect the landscape with its occupants. The new residence looks to be a pavilion that’s almost floating amongst the trees.

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Visitors arrive via a long winding driveway through the forest to a perfectly landscaped yard that welcomes you. Look ahead and you spot its floor-to-ceiling glass entry in the center of the pavilion that allows you to see directly through the house to the back.

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The upper floor houses the communal spaces, along with the bedrooms and a gym. A staircase leads to the carved out bottom level with two home offices, a media room, and library.

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The swimming pool separates the house from the pool house which features the same architectural elements.

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The house also boasts a lot of useable outdoor space, including this sitting area by the fireplace.

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Love the pivoting door! Reminds us of the post we just published rounding up 12 of our favorite pivot doors leading to patios.

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Inside, you feel like you’re living in a tree house.

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How cool is it that you can see the bottles from the bar from inside the bathroom?

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Photos by Elizabeth Felicella.