Victor Civkin Studio

View of Victor Civkin Studio at 12 Ermine Street; Source- Assessors
Historic/Common Name:
Victor Civkin Studio
Address:
12 Ermine Street
Town:
Fairfield »
Year:
1940-41
Historic Designation:
LHP, SR
Property Authority:
Fairfield Historic District Commission
Nature of Authority:
Regulatory
Eligible for Historic Home tax credits:
Yes
General description:

This split-level Modernist building is the home and studio of architect Victor Civkin, who was the pioneer of Modernism in Fairfield. Between the late 1930s and his death in 1968, Civkin designed hundreds of residences in the Modernist style, at least fifty of which still stand in Fairfield. Remarkable even among these unique house, most of which have retained their sleek shape and marvelous details, details the changing tastes of the intervening decades, is Civkin's own Home and Studio, built in 1940-41 at 12 Ermine Street in Fairfield.

Significance of the property:

The Civkin Home and Studio is a fine example of Modernist architecture, a practical brand of Modern design which has stood the test of time. Unique in its day, it remains so today, and is worthy of preservation. Victor Civkin's work is both bold and practical, which may explain its lasting appeal.

Relationship with the Surroundings:

The property is located in a residential area towards the north of Ermine Street, with individual plots separated by woodland.

Features:
Building
Historic Use:
Residential
Present Use:
Residential
Architectural Style:
Modern
Era:
20th Century
Ownership:
Private
Owner:
_
Sources:

[1] District information retrieved from the town website http://www.fairfieldct.org/.
[2] Victor Civkin Studio Study Committee Report, 2008, SHPO Library, Hartford.
Assessors information retrieved from the website www.visionappraisal.com.

Map:

Map of the historic property retrieved from the study report, 2008, SHPO library, Hartford.

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Date of Compilation:
12/31/11
Compiler:
Manjusha Patnaik, CT Trust for Historic Preservation