The New Canaan Historical Review Committee on Thursday reportedly issued a second, 90-day delay for demolition of the historic buildings located at 77 Frogtown Road designed by the late, well-known New Canaan architect Victor Christ-Janer, a contemporary of famous Modernist architect Philip Johnson Glass.
Lindsay Warren, a builder from New Canaan who purchased the property earlier this year, reportedly intends to demolish the structures and build a new house in their place, however under town ordinance he must wait until the Historical Review Committee renders a decision on whether the house is of historic significance, according to reports in the New Canaan Advertiser. Warren is also reportedly open to the idea of selling the property to another buyer who will preserve the home.
As such the town Historical Review Committee is trying to buy more time so as to potentially find a buyer for the property who will preserve the historic home where the architect lived from 1952 to 2008.
The demolition delay was reportedly requested by numerous residents and architects, as well as New Canaan Historical Society Director Janet Lindstrom.
In an August report in the Advertiser, Historical Review Committee Chairman Michael Farrell said the loss of the home would "be another loss of the history of modern architecture in New Canaan.”
For more check out the report in the New Canaan Advertiser.