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1953 bungalow with glass facade asks $545K outside NYC

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The midcentury modern home is located in Morristown, New Jersey, just 25 miles west of New York City

A gently sloping pitched roof with large overhang makes up the front of the house, which features glass expanses. A pitched-roof garage stands adjacent to the home.
The home features an unusual front facade.
Photos courtesy of the owner

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Location: Morristown, New Jersey

Price: $545,000

This midcentury modern home was built in 1953 and has been elegantly updated since then while keeping many period details in tact. Located in Morristown, New Jersey, in an enclave of midcentury homes just 25 miles west of New York City, the bungalow features a simple post-and-beam construction, plenty of light, and an open-plan layout characteristic of the era.

The residence is distinguished by a gently sloping pitched roof whose oversized roof overhang might have originally functioned as a carport. Entry to the house is gained by way of a striking, nearly entirely glazed wall that opens onto the large front yard.

Inside, a vaulted and beamed ceiling painted white creates an airy living room and dining area divided by a partial white brick wall with an opening where a double-faced fireplace might have been (and could easily be installed). A new, efficient kitchen occupies a bright corner, and the three bedrooms, all spacious, windowed, with one currently being used as an office, plus two new full bathrooms round out the property.

Though no square footage is given, an old listing gives 1,300 square feet as the area. The current listing comes with a newly constructed detached two-car garage, new flooring, and a generator, and the lot itself measures a half acre. Located at 8 (10) Erskine Drive, it’s offered at $545,000.