All photos via Zillow
Location: Hopewell, NJ
Apparently undeterred by the climate of New Jersey, which has real seasons, midcentury architect Philip Collins designed this breezy timber-and-glass house for the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience. The 2,000-square-foot house no doubt looks desperate for some fixing up, but the original design intentions of the 1980-built home are clear and appealing: a central living room with a fireplace and glazing on three sides offer serene views of the 8.75-acre grounds filled with mature trees and a pool, while expansive decking on two sides (one with a fountain) provides plenty of space to lounge and entertain.
Inside, there’s a galley kitchen with pegboard walls and upgraded stainless steel appliances. Each wing of the house contains two bedrooms with large windows, and a separate office/guest room space that includes its own bathroom and kitchenette. Collins, perhaps best known for contributing a spiraling tent to the 964 New York World’s Fair, also designed another Hopewell home, a stone-and-cedar pavilion for himself a mile away, which sold in 2015 for $1.44M. According to Realtor, a listing agent found tax records that indicate this Collins design has only had one owner so far. What could be next?