I’m not entirely sure that the date of build is correct, but I know for sure that this Philip Collins-designed midcentury modern property in Hopewell, New Jersey, USA is absolutely stunning.
It’s the first time on the market for this gem, which is sold with vacant possession due to the deaths of the original husband and wife owners. Because of that – and a lack of detail from the original architect’s firm – there isn’t a great deal of background available about this place.
That’s why we are not sure that the 1980 build date is correct. It might well be, but this has the look of an early 1960s midcentury modern property to us. Not that the date is important one way or the other.
What is important is the house itself, which is likely to set a few hearts fluttering.
It is a house ‘designed for indoor/outdoor enjoyment’, with amazing views from pretty much every angle of this gem. Once inside you’ll notice the extensive glazing, slate floors, wood ceilings, feature fireplace and so much open space from the main reception rooms.
On the downside, the bedrooms are not so generous and the kitchen is a ‘galley’, so perhaps something to address for the second owner of the house. Possibly more work too, with the bedrooms in need of some freshening up and other finishes looking a little tired judging by the photos.
But good space within, with a living room, dining room, family room and the kitchen, while each wing of the house features two bedrooms and a bathroom, with a separate office / studio, a large work room or guest room, and kitchenette completing the internal layout.
In addition to that, the house has a large, secure space next to the three-bay carport and a mighty 8.75 acres of land to play with outside.
Such a wonderful property and one desperately in need of a sympathetic new owner. If that happens to be you, offers of around $885,000 are invited, which works out at around £623,000.
Images and details courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty. For more details or to make an enquiry, please visit their website.