Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Mid-Century Real Estate: What $1.25mil Will Get You
When it was built in 1960, Architectural Record voted this one of the top homes in America. Built by famed architect Jules Gregory as his personal residence, this is an exemplary example of Mid Century Modern design. The most prominent feature of the main house is its undulating double conoid roof which seems to be flying through its private woodland setting. Also astonishing are the enormous sheets of glass that serve as windows and walls. The house was built with all natural materials, such as fieldstone from the property and Pacific Northwest fir and pine. Living and socializing areas of the home offer the best tranquil settings imaginable—a commune between you and nature. A few hundred yards away across a stream is the guest house, notable for its walls of glass and wooden beams. Very privately situated down a winding lane. Beautiful serene views from every vantage.
With the change of every season, nature will offer you newly painted vistas to enjoy from your very own work of art. Main house offers 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Kitchen and all baths have been brought into the 21st century with an attention to incorporating contemporary amenities with the Mid-Century Modern beauty of the architecture. A few hundred yards away across a stream is the Guest House Studio, notable for its walls of glass and wooden beams. It has a kitchenette, open bedroom, full bathroom with walls and floors covered in river stone pebbles, and a magnificent fireplace designed by Paul Evans.
Both residences accommodate the eye with 360-degree views of the peaceful surroundings. Here nature speaks in soothing whispers. The property is set well back from the road and is comprised of over ten acres of open and wooded land. The surrounding woods provide seclusion without a feeling of isolation. The natural undulating curves of the land grandly echo the architectural curves of the house. Two Patio Areas also connect the house to the land and create additional spacious outdoor rooms. The upper level Patio is accessed from the Breakfast Area. The lower Patio is off the Dining Room. The Guest House Studio is just a short, delightful stroll across the stream via a wooden bridge. This bucolic 10-plus acre property is located about 2 miles, easy biking distance or a very short drive, to Lambertville, 70 miles southwest of New York City and 35 miles northeast of Philadelphia.
at 7:58 PM