Modernist Oasis with 360-degree Views

Modernist Oasis with 360-degree Views




Aug 2019

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
4 Bathrooms

About our home

NOTE: AVAILABLE 15 October to 15 November 2019 and January through April 2020.

In the late 1960s, Professor Cornelius Osgood— a curator at the Peabody Museum and a Professor of Anthropology at Yale— cleared four acres at the top of Mill Rock to build himself a modern house: 3,500 square feet on nearly four acres with views as far as Long island Sound. Over the next 40 years, he and his wife cultivated a meticulous 3.5 acre garden, including private hiking trails, a Japanese tea house, three waterfalls, and an outdoor fireplace.Renovated in 2013, Mill Rock House combines modern comforts like radiant heat and WiFi with majestic views over three acres of mature gardens on one of the most beautiful private roads in the New Haven area.

The house sleeps 6-8 and is for rent from October 10-November 22 2019 and December 28 2019 to March 29 2020.


More about us

  1. I'm an artist and designer with college-age children who occasionally stay with me. I'll be in Europe on a fellowship in October, 2019, and in Los Angeles from January through March, 2020.

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Where is it?


Deepwood Drive used to be called "Hippie Hill" because every house is a bit different. Most are modern and it has often been likened to Berkeley, California. It is a block from where New Haven ends, in an area called Whitneyville (just off Whitney Avenue) and very much a college town. Known for its destination pizza (locals argue it was invented here) there are great restaurants, public transportation, a world-class theatre (Yale School of Drama alumni include Meryl Streep and Henry Winkler) and even a small airport.

Buzzy restaurants
Zinc, Heirloom, L'Orcia, Roya
Bit of culture
Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, Yale Repertory Theatre
Walks in the park
Edgewood Park, East Rock Park
Day tripping
New York City (90 minutes by train), Boston (2.5 hours by train)

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