A classic mid-century home that embraces the concept of inviting nature inside has been listed for sale for the first time in 50 years.
Designed by the modernist architect Edward Durrell Stone, who also designed Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the original building of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., this 2,200 square-foot home seamlessly blends mid-century design with Japanese influences, such as the shoji screens throughout the home.
Built in 1959, the residence enjoys natural light and 360-degree views – including NYC’s skyline – through the home’s numerous floor-to-ceiling windows. While the property was designed more than 60 years ago, it features an open, flowing layout that lends itself to contemporary living.
The two-story home contains four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, with the primary bedroom suite situated on the first floor with a generous closet, full bathroom, and direct outdoor access. The first floor also contains a large living room with walls of windows that showcase the natural surroundings, a minimalist mid-century kitchen, and a dining room.
An open staircase provides access to the lower level, where an informal living room with a beamed ceiling, built-in shelving and a wet bar welcomes natural light through the floor-to-ceiling wall of windows. The lower level also contains three bedrooms, a full bathroom, powder room, and features mid century modern flooring.
A loft above the first floor can also be accessed via the open staircase, while the home’s wrap-around decking in Japanese Engawa style is immediately accessible by the glass doors on every side of the home. Outside, the mature and natural landscaping, a water feature, and patio offers residents private space to relax and entertain.
A detached two-car garage completes the 0.66 acre property.
The property, located at 260 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey, is listed for $949,000 by Amy Owens at Keller Williams.