$1.3M mid-century-modern home in NJ has Eichler lines and Manhattan skyline views

Posted On Fri, September 9, 2016 By

Posted On Fri, September 9, 2016 By In Cool Listings, New Jersey, Quirky Homes

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.

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

The crescent-shaped “Eichler-style” house sits on two acres beyond a circular driveway.

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

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.

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

Those walls of windows frame panoramic NYC views as a dramatic backdrop to an open dining, living and entertaining area.

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

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.

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

In the private bedroom wing, you can watch the sun rise and gaze at the moon in the evening through high window peaks.

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

24 Eagle Ridge Way, First Watchung Mountain, mid-century modern, modern house, modern home, New Jersey, West Orange, cool listings, eichler, 60s, mod, mid-century design, modernist architecture

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.

[Via Curbed]

[Listing: 24 Eagle Ridge Way by Melody Kettle for Keller Williams NJ Metro Group]

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