J.A. Sweeton Residence

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J.A. Sweeton Residence
J.A. Sweeton Residence is located in New Jersey
J.A. Sweeton Residence
General information
Type House
Architectural style Usonian
Location 375 Kings Hwy N Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
Coordinates 39°55′41″N 74°59′35″W / 39.928128°N 74.992971°W / 39.928128; -74.992971Coordinates: 39°55′41″N 74°59′35″W / 39.928128°N 74.992971°W / 39.928128; -74.992971
Construction started 1950
Technical details
Floor area 1,500 sq ft (140 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

The J.A. Sweeton Residence was built in 1950 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. At 1,500 square feet (140 m2), it is the smallest of the four Frank Lloyd Wright houses in New Jersey. This Usonian scheme house was constructed of concrete blocks and redwood plywood.

The Sweeton House is sheltered by a dramatically pitched roof that comes within four feet of the ground. An impressive cantilevered carport extending about 20 feet (6.1 m) from the house provides a dramatic visual element to the entrance. Wright loved the automobile but thought garages were a relic of the "livery-stable mind," according to his revised autobiography.

The compact horizontal plan reflects a standard Usonian scheme. Three bedrooms and one bathroom are arranged on a linear axis like cabins of an ocean liner. With its prominent living room defined by six glass doors, mitered glass corners and cathedral ceiling, the home seems larger than its 1,500 square feet (140 m2).

The Sweeton House remains a private residence and is not accessible by the public. The larger original site has been subdivided and is isolated from major roadways.

Address is actually 373 Kings Highway. 375 is Princeton Behavioral Center, house is behind the Center.

References[edit]

  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.325)

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