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Untouched 1953 Marcel Breuer House Asks $1.1M

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It has stayed in the same family since construction

Location: Princeton, NJ

Price: $1,100,000

Located a six-minute drive from modernist Marcel Breuer's more famous house in Princeton, NJ—the 1950 Lauck House inspired by Breuer's contribution to a MoMA sculpture garden exhibition—this 1953-built home was designed for sociologist and Princeton University professor Marion Levy Jr., and has stayed within the same family since. The 3,800-square-foot home, in its current form of rectilinear volumes connected by a floating breezeway, evolved through two additions by Breuer himself. Now on the market for the first time ever, the four-bedroom home is a pristine example of the master architect's design ethos.

The house, set on a sloping woodland lot, retains its rich original material palette of hardwoods, brick, and bluestone, as well as Breuer's signature floating staircase with metal railings. According to the listing, the home also still sports original paint colors on the walls and ceilings, plus built-ins like bookshelves and a Japanese-style sunken tub in a bedroom. Extensive glass walls, including some that open out to outdoor terraces, give the home its essential indoor-outdoor quality.