New Jersey’s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Cuts Price to $1.45M
Designed in 1940, this handsome Frank Lloyd Wright house bears the iconic hallmarks of Usonian design with its low-slung form, strong connection with the outdoors, and reliance on native materials including brick, cypress, and redwood throughout.
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Known as the James B. Christie House and Shop, the residence had been in possession of its eponymous owner for only half a decade before it was sold to Sultan Amerie, a government official from Iran who lived there with his family for 40 years.
The single-story, Usonian house was based off a two-by-four-foot grid that informed the 2,000-square-foot, L-shaped plan.
In 2003, New Jersey–based practice and Frank Lloyd Wright preservation specialists Tarantino Architect was hired to add a master bedroom suite extension—a design originally conceived by Wright that was never realized by the original owners.
The 2,700-square-foot home also includes a two-car garage and a 700-square-foot artist studio with fireplace (not pictured).
Upgraded with a new roof, systems, windows and baths, the three-bedroom, 3.1-bath property has recently lowered its asking price from $2,200,000 to $1,450,000.