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.
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.
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.