Frank Lloyd Wright’s Stuart Richardson House for Sale
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Jun 19, 2019
The New Jersey three-bedroom, two-bathroom Usonian home, featuring a unique hexagonal floor plan, is listed for $1.2 million.
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Usonian-style Stuart Richardson House, located in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, is for sale and currently listed for $1.2 million. Wright designed the home in 1941, for actuary Stuart Richardson and his wife, after they consulted Wright while he was in New York City working on the Guggenheim.
The 1,800 square-foot brick home, which is found on a private, wooded half-acre lot, was built in 1951, and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as a heated in-ground pool. The house is based upon a unique hexagon unit system, reflected throughout the entire home, in everything from the floor tiles, to the shape of the shower. The rooms in the home are formed by 60 and 120-degree angles, without right angles.
The home was once occupied by the presidents of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, being extremely well-maintained and restored over the years. The interior features Wright’s signature warm, red tones and many new amenities including a new roof, a new heating system, a hexagonal walk-in shower in the master bathroom, a skylit kitchen with a wood-paneled refrigerator, and an electric oven. Wright nicknamed the house “Scherzo,” a nod to Richardson’s affinity for music. You can see a Wright-designed pattern throughout, reminiscent of musical notation, carved into the boards that run along the living and master bedrooms.
Other distinctive Wright details include floor-to-ceiling windows, triangular recessed lighting, and a cantilevered entryway, as well as original built-in desks, dressers, tables, cabinets, and a triangular fireplace. The Stuart Richardson House is in a desirable location, being only a short distance from New York City, and one of only three remaining Wright-designed homes in New Jersey.