Listing of the Week: A house with wings
Back in 1960, this New Jersey house was considered one of the top homes in America. It cost about $30,000 and today is listed for $1.25 million.
Back in 1960, this unusual house was deemed "one of the top homes in America" by Architectural Record. You certainly wouldn't find another one like it.
Built by Princeton, N.J., architect Jules Gregory for himself, the four-bedroom, two-bath house sits on 10 acres in Lambertville, N.J., about half an hour from Princeton. Its distinguishing feature is the unusual undulating roof, which is described as "double conoid."
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The home was built with natural materials such as fieldstone, fir and pine and cost $30,000, including the lot, in 1960. It has walls of windows that bring the outside in.
"Beautiful serene views from every vantage," says the listing. "With the change of every season, nature will offer you newly painted vistas to enjoy from your very own work of art."
According to public records, the home has 1,480 square feet, plus a separate studio guest house built in a similar style and a two-car carport.
"Kitchen and all baths have been brought into the 21st century with an attention to incorporating contemporary amenities with the midcentury-modern beauty of the architecture," the listing says. According to The Times, the current owner took out a portion of the kitchen wall to open it up to the rest of the house.
The listing has 25 photos, a video tour, a floor plan and even a "room planner," which lets you try out photos of furniture on the floor plan.
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About Teresa Mears
Teresa Mears is a veteran journalist who has been interested in houses since her father took her to tax auctions to carry the cash at age 10. A former editor of The Miami Herald's Home & Design section, she lives in South Florida where, in addition to writing about real estate, she publishes Miami on the Cheap to help her neighbors adjust to the loss of 60% of their property value.