New Canaan home with studio designed by Two Roads architect listed for $3.975M

The home on 36 Dans Highway in New Canaan looks like it could be part of a Norman Rockwell painting with its traditional Colonial exterior and red barn. But it’s not its outward appearance that’s been part of the art scene — it was who lived inside and near the home.

According to William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Inger Stringfellow, the New Canaan home’s former owners were artists.

“The previous owner was an artist who did very large-scale paintings, and her first husband [was] a sculptor,” she said. “They built the attached barn as his studio and later the glass studio — now the master bedroom and bath and reimagined by Neil Hauck — as her studio.”

The home’s studio is just one of the local projects the Darien-based architectural firm worked on. Neil Hauck Architects also designed Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, the SoNo Baking Company

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This Tualatin house was designed to be an accessible dream home

On a quiet country road in Tualatin sits a gorgeous new 5,000-square-foot home that fits right into its surroundings.

But look a little closer, and you’ll see this house has a secret.

The home of Courtney and Brad Lackey is not actually theirs — it was designed and built from the ground up for the lifetime use of their 8-year-old son, Reid.

Reid is a skilled driver of his power wheelchair — a necessity due to a birth injury that left him with multiple disabilities and a seizure disorder.

For years, the Lackeys looked for a home that would meet their accessibility needs and have space for their other two children. It was a long and difficult process. But what came together in the end was a beautiful collaboration between buyer, builder, architect and designer — all for the benefit of one little boy.

“It was probably one of my

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Houston-area home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for sale

The home is the only one he designed in the Houston area, and one of only three of his homes in the entire state of Texas.

HOUSTON — It’s an impressive home but as the Realtor, Clay Joyner will tell you, it’s much more than that.

The architect was an American master.

“He wanted to push you into that room to make you feel like it was something that actually had, where you wanted to gather, to be a part of something,” Joyner said.

Nestled in Bunker Hill Village is a home by an architectural giant Frank Lloyd Wright. It is the only one he designed in the Houston area, and one of only three of his homes in the entire state of Texas.

“It’s like walking through a Monet your entire life, going through your house and I’m gonna walk through a piece of art, every single day,” Joyner

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Island resettlement’s homes designed to help weather storms in Louisiana

SCHRIEVER, La. — Residents relocating from an eroding island off Terrebonne Parish will move into homes built and designed to help weather hurricanes.

Officials involved with the project toured the New Isle development recently in Schriever to examine and highlight the stricter building standards being used to make the homes more resilient.

Roy Wright, president and CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, said the houses will follow the group’s FORTIFIED standards. The voluntary standards have been developed by the insurance industry research group over years of experience on what works to reduce damage.

Walking through the construction site, Managing Director of FORTIFIED Products Fred Malik pointed out features that make the houses more secure and qualified for affordable insurance.

For example, ring shank nails offer stronger holding power. A “continuous load path system” secures the house from the roof all the way down to the foundation.

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