Eichler homes are rare on the East Coast, and why be a brand snob? This mid-20th-century gem in West Orange, NJ has plenty of modernist style and views of the NYC skyline. On a private gated road in Essex County, on the southeastern ridge of the Watchung Mountain (known for their many scenic vistas overlooking the New York City and New Jersey skylines and for their rare ecosystems of endangered wildlife, plants and rich minerals) this dramatic crescent-shaped home could be the answer to your modern house dreams. “Restored, not renovated,” the three-bedroom residence has contemporary comforts and mid-century charm, along with a well-engineered floor plan and plenty of outdoor space.
Says the listing, “Add an infinity edge pool and your residence becomes a staycation home!” Which is a pretty tempting idea: Unlike its Palm Springs brethren, though, the commute time to NYC is brief.
The crescent-shaped “Eichler-style” house sits on two acres beyond a circular driveway.
The foyer opens to a raised limestone hearth and an (at the time) innovative open-plan design. A window-lined sunroom could also be a guest room, with its own full bath.
Those walls of windows frame panoramic NYC views as a dramatic backdrop to an open dining, living and entertaining area.
With 12-foot ceilings, the home remains true to period: The kitchen features double fold-down NuTone ovens and a Caloric cooktop. All of the original lighting fixtures remain, illuminating the home as it was intended to be.
In the private bedroom wing, you can watch the sun rise and gaze at the moon in the evening through high window peaks.
A sleek carport with enclosed storage is placed off a covered walkway adjacent the home. Both pretty and practical, the house has single-zone central air and a clean hydro-air system maintains efficient heating and cooling year round.
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Images courtesy of Keller Williams.
Neighborhoods : west orange