Styles and prices from entry level and up

Spacious colonials surrounded by New England stone walls and expansive yards

Homes walkable to schools and town

Mid-century moderns, including iconic homes designed by Philip Johnson and the renowned Harvard Five architects

Peaceful, bucolic homes surrounded by nature

Historic Homes And Grand Estates Available In New Canaan

New Canaan has a rich history as one of Connecticut’s most charming communities. Located about an hour northeast of New York City, the town is considered both a commuter hub for people who work in New York’s five boroughs and a great place to live and raise a family.

Housing in New Canaan is a diverse mix of old and new. Residents who live in and around the downtown area occupy traditional colonial-style homes with meticulously manicured lots. Neighborhoods outside of the downtown area are filled with larger, estate-style homes that cater to the community’s more high-profile and affluent residents.

Certain areas of the community display specific styles of architecture. For a period of about 20 years from the late 1940s through the late 1960s, a group from the Harvard Graduate School of Design who became known as the Harvard Five, helped build more than 70 homes in New Canaan, many of which sent shock waves through the architectural community. The modern designs featuring open floor plans and experimental materials were a stark contrast to the traditional colonial designs of the town’s previous 200 years.

The most iconic of these homes was designed by Philip Johnson and still remains. Johnson built the Glass House on Ponus Ridge Road as his personal residence in 1948 and 1949. The residence and other structures on the property are open to public tours.

There are many other majestic homes available in New Canaan that are surrounded by woods, ponds and open areas. Decades-old stone walls ring many of the properties. Visit New Canaan and find the home of your dreams.