James B. Christie House—the first of only four Wright-designed residences in the Garden State—slashes its price to entice buyers.
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.
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.