Stuart Richardson House

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Stuart Richardson House
Stuart Richardson House is located in New Jersey
Stuart Richardson House
General information
Type House
Architectural style Usonian
Location Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°47′38″N 74°12′50″W / 40.793839°N 74.213847°W / 40.793839; -74.213847Coordinates: 40°47′38″N 74°12′50″W / 40.793839°N 74.213847°W / 40.793839; -74.213847
Construction started 1951
Technical details
Floor area 1,800 sq ft (170 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

The Stuart Richardson House was built for an actuary and his wife, who owned the house until 1970. It is the most complex of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed New Jersey residences.

The Richardson House, designed in 1941 and built a decade later, is set on a large suburban lot devoid of dramatic vistas. It is one of Wright's later "usonian" houses, which were designed to be functional homes for people of average means.

The Richardson House is a rare example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian houses based on a hexagon unit module. An oasis in the middle of a suburban landscape of Glen Ridge, the house was constructed of red brick, cypress wood, red concrete mat and glass.

Like other Usonian houses, this one has no formal dining room. Usonian houses typically have grand living rooms flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows. This residence has 15 glass doors framing the living room.

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