A restored mid-century modern NJ home designed by prefab pioneer Carl Koch lists for $1.5M

A restored mid-century modern NJ home designed by prefab pioneer Carl Koch lists for $1.5M

August 31, 2022

All images courtesy of Robert Manella

A mid-century modern home in New Jersey originally designed in the 1950s by American architect Carl Koch, known as the “grandfather of prefab,” and since rebuilt and restored has hit the market. Located at 12 Pardoe Road in Princeton, the three-bedroom, three-bath residence capitalizes on its sunny half-acre corner lot with an abundance of large windows, which bring in lots of natural lighting and serene leafy views. Now available for $1,475,000, the home was revitalized by the current owner, who took it “down to the studs and rebuilt” the property while respecting Koch’s original design.

The home’s entrance is through a covered walkway that leads into a window-lined foyer. All storage and doors have been designed with efficiency in mind, equipped with German hardware to sit flush and glide smoothly.

The main floor of the house is centered around a large open chef’s kitchen, complete with a grand center island, large windows, and state-of-the-art appliances. The kitchen boasts illuminated storage, marble countertops, and brushed stainless steel appliances.

Located on the main floor is a relaxing seating area with a fireplace and easy access to the patio, for fresh air and taking in the natural landscape.

There are two bedrooms on the main floor that share a full bathroom, one of which connects to the outdoor shower. All rooms are equipped with movable storage and bookshelves, making the home customizable.

The home’s upper level is lined with large windows to bring in natural light, providing for a spacious, airy feeling. There is also balcony access on this floor. The modular layout is especially useful on the second floor, allowing for furniture to be rearranged.

Behind a large spinning mirrored door lies the master bedroom, which has a soaking tub, walk-in closet, and a large bathroom with a curbless shower.

Located a couple of minutes away from Princeton University, the property includes a two-car garage with electronic vehicle charging capabilities, as well as radiant heat and air conditioning controls in every room.

[Listing details: 12 Pardoe Road by Linda Twining of Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty]


All images courtesy of Robert Manella

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