880 Lawrenceville rd Princeton Road

    PRINCETON, NJ 08540
    • $1,210,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 51 days
    • ID#: NJME277424
    UPDATED: 31 min ago
    $1,210,000
    • 4
      BEDS
    • 3.88
      ACRES
    • 4
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 3,300
      SQFT
    • $367
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1950
    County:

    School Information

    Elementary School:
    Middle School:
    High School:
    School District:

    Description

    The house is a restored 1950s Marcel Breuer iconic ~house in garden~ (Lauck House) built in Princeton, NJ, on a beautifully secluded 3.88 acre lot. Breuer~s design followed his ~house in the garden~ model commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and showcased in the museum~s garden in 1949, as part of the museum~s attempt to promote Modern Architecture in America while addressing the needs of suburban living for the modern family.Breuer~s design introduced new ideas which have since become common practice in contemporary design of the single-family house including a children~s area; bedrooms and playroom separated from the parent~s room, a central kitchen overlooking all house activities, multiple entrances from designated outdoor areas, a sense of continuous interior -exterior open space, varying ceiling heights and more. The south facing glass fa~ade extends the interior outwards to the garden and captures direct sunlight and heat during the winter days, while the roof overhangs to create shade during the summer. In its overall design, use of materials, colors, finishes and details, the Lauck House presents a modern masterpiece that is simple in form and layout yet rich in its materiality and spaces of intimacy and openness. The surrounding landscape is incorporated into the design in a way that being inside the house makes one feels an immediate sense of connection to the outdoors. The house was commissioned by New York ad man Gerold Lauck who at the time gained profits from his company~s famous ad campaign and slogan ~Diamonds ar Forever.~ Mr. Lauck asked Breuer to be build the house on the family property for his son (an ad man as well) and his wife. In the mid 1980s a sun-room and gallery was added by a later owner in the southwest corner, extending the slope of the roof while carefully maintaining the footprint of the original design. The restoration work was undertaken by the current owners in two phases: in 2009, for which it won a national award, and in 2018. Restoration work was aided by the Rockefeller Foundation who provided the original color scheme for the house and the specifications of these colors according to current color technology (based on color analysis of the MoMA exhibit house which the Rockefellers purchased). Interior walls were scraped of paint to reveal the natural wooden panels and in 2018 the entire fa~ades were re-cladded with Cyprus wood. Utilizing archival material, original plans and schedules, hardware suppliers were located, partitions re-constructed, mid-century steel windows re-done and details brought back to their original. The restoration and renovation work shed new light on this timeless icon, recreating the notion that Modern Architecture can be visually and spatially rich while creating sense of home and place, and that great design has the power to enhance everyday life.

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    880 Lawrenceville rd Princeton Road PRINCETON, NJ 08540

    • Price: $1,210,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 31 min ago
    • ID#: NJME277424
    4
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    3.88
    Acres
    3,300
    SQFT
    $367
    $/SQFT
    1950
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    None Available
    County:
    Mercer
    Area:
    Princeton (21114)
    Elementary School:
    Johnson Park
    Middle School:
    J Witherspoon
    High School:
    Princeton
    School District:
    Princeton Regional Schools
    Property Description
    The house is a restored 1950s Marcel Breuer iconic ~house in garden~ (Lauck House) built in Princeton, NJ, on a beautifully secluded 3.88 acre lot. Breuer~s design followed his ~house in the garden~ model commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and showcased in the museum~s garden in 1949, as part of the museum~s attempt to promote Modern Architecture in America while addressing the needs of suburban living for the modern family.Breuer~s design introduced new ideas which have since become common practice in contemporary design of the single-family house including a children~s area; bedrooms and playroom separated from the parent~s room, a central kitchen overlooking all house activities, multiple entrances from designated outdoor areas, a sense of continuous interior -exterior open space, varying ceiling heights and more. The south facing glass fa~ade extends the interior outwards to the garden and captures direct sunlight and heat during the winter days, while the roof overhangs to create shade during the summer. In its overall design, use of materials, colors, finishes and details, the Lauck House presents a modern masterpiece that is simple in form and layout yet rich in its materiality and spaces of intimacy and openness. The surrounding landscape is incorporated into the design in a way that being inside the house makes one feels an immediate sense of connection to the outdoors. The house was commissioned by New York ad man Gerold Lauck who at the time gained profits from his company~s famous ad campaign and slogan ~Diamonds ar Forever.~ Mr. Lauck asked Breuer to be build the house on the family property for his son (an ad man as well) and his wife. In the mid 1980s a sun-room and gallery was added by a later owner in the southwest corner, extending the slope of the roof while carefully maintaining the footprint of the original design. The restoration work was undertaken by the current owners in two phases: in 2009, for which it won a national award, and in 2018. Restoration work was aided by the Rockefeller Foundation who provided the original color scheme for the house and the specifications of these colors according to current color technology (based on color analysis of the MoMA exhibit house which the Rockefellers purchased). Interior walls were scraped of paint to reveal the natural wooden panels and in 2018 the entire fa~ades were re-cladded with Cyprus wood. Utilizing archival material, original plans and schedules, hardware suppliers were located, partitions re-constructed, mid-century steel windows re-done and details brought back to their original. The restoration and renovation work shed new light on this timeless icon, recreating the notion that Modern Architecture can be visually and spatially rich while creating sense of home and place, and that great design has the power to enhance everyday life.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Other Construction Materials Frame Garage Spaces 1.00 Garage Type Garage - Front Entry Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Asphalt Driveway Parking Types Attached Garage Pool No Pool Property Condition Average+ Riparian Rights YN No Roof Other View Trees/Woods Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 3300 Basement YN No Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Building Area Total 3303.00 Cooling Wall Unit Exclusions N/A Fireplace Features Fireplace - Glass DoorsWood Fireplaces Total 0 Flooring CarpetConcreteStone Heating Forced AirBaseboard - Hot WaterRadiant Heating YN Yes Inclusions All Appliances Laundry Type Main Floor Levels 2 Main Level Bedrooms 3 Room List Living RoomDining RoomFamily RoomLibraryOffice Spa YN Yes Upper Level1 Bedrooms 1

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2018 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Heating Fuel Natural Gas Hot Water Tankless Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 301667522365 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Pets Allowed YN No Possession Immediate Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 17625.0 Tax Assessment Amount 755800.0 Tax Lot 00015 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Well Permit On File Zoning R1

    Listing courtesy of Bhhs Fox & Roach-Princeton.
    ©2019 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2019-06-20T15:57:39.98.
     
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