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Lauck House / Marcel Breuer


According to Curbed, Philip Johnson commissioned a set of exhibition houses for MoMA’s sculpture garden back in 1949, intended as an economical solution for an individually built, architect-designed country home. Marcel Breuer designed the first of those houses (bought by the Rockefellers), with this one a commission based on that design.

The Lauck House was built on four acres in Princeton, New Jersey and with all the key features of that original build — including the butterfly roof — and with what’s described as a bi-nuclear, allowing the house to grow with the family, with the option of creating apartments at each end of the property.

Things have changed a little since, with the addition of a glazed double-height extension to one side, but generally you are talking about a house that looks very much in keeping to the one built back in 1950.

A stunning piece of 1950s modernism which can be yours for $2,000,000 — via WowHaus

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