Now’s your chance to live in a rare piece of architectural history. Recently, the largest of four Frank Lloyd Wright-designed houses in New Jersey has hit the market for the first time in over 20 years.
According to Curbed, the famed James B. Christie house sits on seven acres of peaceful woodlands and embodies the late designer’s Usonian concept, which embraced simplicity, the use of natural materials, and a strong connection to the outdoors.
The unique structure, built from cypress wood, brick, and glass, features an L-shape plan common in Wright’s designs. The living and dining areas lie perpendicular to a string of bedrooms, while the kitchen sits cozily in the corner. The house also features the original built-in seating, tables, and chairs. Glass walls also give the house plenty of light and pleasant views of the surrounding woodlands.
The original 2,000-square-foot house was expanded to around 2,700-square-feet in 1994 with the help of a local firm and Frank Lloyd Wright preservation specialist Tarantino Studio. During the renovation, a master bedroom suite that was part of the home’s original plans was added. The added suite includes a lively sitting area and its own brick fireplace.
The house is on the market for $2,200,000.
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