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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House inspired this ’60s home designed by a protege

It recently underwent a significant expansion

Brick structure with tall chimney rises behind a walled and landscaped garden.
La Maison de Verre was designed by William H. Short, who was handpicked by Wright to oversee the construction of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Photos courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate

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Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Price: $5,995,000

Continuing the stream of homes by proteges of Frank Lloyd Wright is this stately brick number in Princeton, New Jersey. It was designed by William H. Short, whom Wright tapped to implement and oversee construction of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, in collaboration with William F. Shellman, a professor of architecture at Princeton University.

La Maison de Verre was originally commissioned in the 1960s and later expanded, and now measures 10,800 square feet and features six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a guest apartment. Inspired by Wright’s Robie House, the architects incorporated earth-toned bricks, walls of glass, copper accents, wood finishes, fireplaces, and an open floorplan to take advantage of the home’s private .6-acre site.

While the expansion looks obviously like a contemporary addition, it offers a lot of opportunities for entertaining, like the huge Italian cherry kitchen, family room, wet bar, and new gardens. The residence has been appointed with top-of-the-line finishes, appliances, and fixtures, and the grounds delightfully landscaped. Located at 64 Cleveland Lane, it’s offered at $5,995,000.

Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate