Mid-century prefab house built in 1966 listed for $829K in Woodbury

The "deck house" at 109 Sage Road in Woodbury is referred to as such because of the company that built it back in 1966. 

According to Wiliam Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Christian Jensen, the company that built the home was called Deck House, a home prefabrication company founded in the late 1950s. The company was created by William Berkes and Robert Brownell in 1959, according to Acorn Deck House, after the duo worked with Carl Koch, an architect known for early success with prefabricated building designs using his Techbuilt system of construction that used pre-made panels for walls, flooring and roofs. 

Koch’s Acorn Structures and Berkes and Brownell’s Deck House had a “friendly rivalry” over the years, according to Acorn Deck House, and they eventually merged in 1995 under the name of “Deck House, Inc.” Over 55 years later and now on the market for $829,000, Jensen said in an email that the Woodbury home features the company’s “signature style of expansive open interior spaces of wood and glass.”

The four-season solarium in the home on 109 Sage Road in Woodbury, Conn. 

The four-season solarium in the home on 109 Sage Road in Woodbury, Conn. 

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According to the listing, the home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms and 2,057 square feet of living space. On the first floor, there’s an open-concept living room and dining room that open up to the kitchen, which features a quartz waterfall island. There’s also a sunken den with a fieldstone floor and a four-season solarium. The second floor contains the primary bedroom and en-suite bathroom, as well as the remaining two bedrooms. Jensen also noted that because the entire home has an open floor plan, it allows for “the ability to move interior walls with ease.”

Beyond its unique structure, several features in the home were also redesigned by Peter Lentz, a New York-based interior designer who was named a “Rising Star of Design” in 2009 by the International Furnishings and Design Association, according to LinkedIn. Lentz has also been featured in Domino and Out magazines. 

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