A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home has just hit the market, and this time it’s a gorgeous three-bedroom, two-bath Usonian only 35 minutes from New York City. Located in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the 1,800-square-foot Stuart Richardson House was built in 1951 and is one of only three remaining homes in the Garden State designed by Wright.
The design consists of a unique hexagonal floor plan that uses almost all 60 or 120-degree angles with no right angles in sight. The brick house boasts cypress paneling and woodwork, most notably on the ceilings where boards meet at chevron-like angles. Deep red, hexagon-shaped tiles form the home’s stunning heated floors, while triangle skylights and patterned clerestory windows puncture the flat roofline.
Like in most of Wright’s Usonian designs, floor-to-ceiling windows let the light in, but the home’s most distinctive feature is a triangular living room with a one-of-a-kind inverted pyramid ceiling and 14 French doors that open onto a patio. Other features include a dramatic cantilevered entryway into a screened-in porch, built-in shelves throughout, a triangular wood-burning fireplace, and distinctive triangular recessed lighting that Wright also used in the Guggenheim Museum.
The home was meticulously restored in 2006 and sits on a gated half-acre plot with a stream and in-ground swimming pool. If you’re ready to own a piece of architecture history, 63 Chestnut Hill Place is on the market for $1,200,000.