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Modern Art Collides With Traditional Design in Princeton

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Location: Princeton, N.J.
Price: $3,300,000
The Skinny: Though designed and built in 1953, this home by regional architect Rolf Bauhan eschews any namby-pamby midcentury modern gestures, instead opting for a straight-forward, strictly traditional suburban form. Bauhan, who was a prolific architect in the Princeton area in the first half of the 20th century, designed more than 70 homes and restored or renovated 150 more, usually working in the Colonial Revival style, as here. While the outside is formal (if not stolid), inside the home modernity rears its unruly head, with an extensive art collection that looks more than slightly out of place amongst the paneled rooms and traditional furnishings. A 2004 reno by Outerbridge Morgan added a tower and elevated passageway over a porte-cochère, with reclaimed wood finishings and antique architectural features (including a cooking fireplace) throughout. The home, which has five bedrooms and four bathrooms and sits on the banks of Stony Brook, is asking $3.3M.

· 142 Winant Road, Princeton, N.J. [Sotheby's Internationa]
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