Mid-Century Modern Sussex Home Inspired by NY World’s Fair Pavilion

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For sale: 1239 Route 23, Sussex. Photo via Zillow.

Located in Sussex, this mid-century modern home was designed after the Scott Paper Pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.

Strongly embodying components of the pavilion at a more intimate scale, the home’s features include an indoor two-story waterfall, cantilevered stairs that lead to a private master bedroom suite which overlooks the brook via its own private balcony, an indoor/outdoor formal dining room with slides on both sides, a solarium overlooking the stream for morning coffee and breakfast, and cork flooring and teak cabinets.


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Outdoor deck and access to brook below. Photo via Zillow.

The home’s structure is outboard of the exterior cladding. This method creates a unique aesthetic, appearing as if the structure is wrapping the house. Clad with redwood siding, large glass doors and windows break up the façade and let natural light into the home immersed in its natural environment.

The individual spaces in the home are not very generously sized, but the home does include three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The interior public spaces, such as the living room and dining room, are lined with natural stone further perpetuating the connection of the home to its environment.


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Living room. Photo via Zillow.

Immersed in a natural oasis, the expansive deck includes a bridge that offers access over the property’s private stream and lands in a lush, natural habitat.

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Dining room and stairs. Photo via Zillow.

The home, located at 1239 Route 23, is asking $385,000.

Listing: 1239 Route 23 [Zillow]

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