Asking $800K, this notable modern Princeton home once belonged to Joyce Carol Oates

Asking $800K, this notable modern Princeton home once belonged to Joyce Carol Oates

April 24, 2024

Photos courtesy of Hangtime27

Located in the Elm Ridge Park neighborhood in Princeton, N.J., this well-preserved mid-century modern home at 9 Honey Brook Lane was built in 1962 by local architect Philip Sheridan Collins, who designed the New Jersey State Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair. Currently on the market for $800,000, the house was featured in Architectural Digest as the home of American author Joyce Carol Oates, who referred to the wooded property as an “enchanted place.”

Surrounding a bluestone courtyard, this unique dwelling is comprised of four interconnected volumes. Each living space is framed by floor-to-ceiling windows with skylights above, integrating the beauty of the home’s natural surroundings into its design.

The home’s original hardwood and slate-tiled floors provide an organic foundation to its interiors. The main living and entertaining space is filled with natural light and highlighted by a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen is open to the living and dining rooms, all wrapped by views of the courtyard and backyard patios.

The 21st-century upgrades made by the home’s current owners include kitchen renovations like custom wood cabinetry accented by tile and glass. The space is anchored by a steel-fronted island with an integrated cooktop.

Down a light-filled hallway, the bedroom wing offers privacy and tranquility. Three bedrooms and two baths are joined by an office with a woodland view.

The fourth volume holds a family room/gathering space that’s perfect for playtime or creative pursuits. This space features a full bath, built-ins, and its own HV/AC system.

The home is surrounded by paved bluestone patios for outdoor entertaining, with plenty of space for gardening. The surrounding woods offer a tableau of natural wonder that changes with each season, with a front-row seat from an indoor or outdoor perspective.

[Listing details: 9 Honey Brook Drive by Christine Mariano of Corcoran Sawyer Smith]


Photos courtesy of Hangtime27

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