10 Saint Ronan Terrace, New Haven,
10 Saint Ronan Terrace is the very last home the inside of which was designed by the architect Eero Saarinen. This is particularly special because he designed it for himself and his family. Although he died before he could move in, his wife Aline, and his son Eames did move into the house and, reportedly, completed some of Saarinen’s unfinished details.
Perched on a knoll on a quiet cul de sac with views of East Rock is this dramatic light filled Neo-Tudor with high ceilings and clean modern lines and finishes. Generous size entrance foyer is flanked by both the formal Living Room with fireplace and Dining Room. As it is throughout the house, oversize windows let the natural light pour in. Off of the LR is a south facing Library with Saarinen shelving, fireplace and French door to the private bluestone patio. The kitchen has an adjacent butler's pantry, breakfast room and back hall entry with storage space. A grand staircase with a large west facing leaded glass window provides light to the entrance foyer as well. Currently the 3-room primary bedroom suite with fireplace and full bathroom includes abundant closet space, sitting room and second library. The third-floor features two bedrooms plus an extraordinary, pitched ceiling family/rec room with fireplace, full bath and Gothic style doorways that were apparently inspired by a home that was owned by Saarinen's father. Two car detached garage. gas heat. A must see in a perfect quiet location within an easy walk to the university and downtown.