Based on a showhouse Breuer designed for the Museum of Modern Art, this revived 1950 abode sits on a secluded, four-acre lot in Princeton, New Jersey.

At night, the southern facade glows brightly, revealing the modern interior elements.

Marcel Breuer modeled the Lauck House after one of his own iconic works, the residence commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art’s “House in the Museum Garden” exhibition in 1949. The home addressed the needs of suburban living for the modern American family in the postwar epoch, and its affordability and simplicity challenged the popular belief that modern architecture was exclusive, cubic, and expensive. 

Nestled between trees, the front facade of the home is minimal with sloping roof planes, painted wood siding, and ribbon windows.

Nestled between trees, the front facade of the home is minimal with sloping roof planes, painted wood siding, and ribbon windows.

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The Lauck House features many of Breuer’s architectural signatures, including the butterfly roof and spatial organization. Breuer set the children’s area, bedrooms, and playroom apart from the parent’s. The kitchen is centrally located, providing views to all activities throughout the house. The open, flexible plan can accommodate a growing family.



The central kitchen is strategically placed for views throughout the home. Large windows above the sink connect it to the garden lot.

The central kitchen is strategically placed for views throughout the home. Large windows above the sink connect it to the garden lot.

Jeff Tyron

Flagstone flooring flows between the open living spaces. A stone fireplace anchors the main living space, while cedar wood decking extends between spaces above. A blue entry partition adds a pop of modern color.

Flagstone flooring flows between the open living spaces. A stone fireplace anchors the main living space, while cedar wood decking extends between spaces above. A blue entry partition adds a pop of modern color.

Jeff Tyron

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