House of the Day: Palatial Post-Modern Estate by Michael Graves Asks $5.8M


Friday, November 8, 2013, by Curbed Staff

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Location: Livingston, N.J.
Price: $ 5,800,000
The Skinny: Looking for a home that combines the welcoming feel of a corporate campus with the homey decor of an airport hotel in a second tier convention city? Good news! This Michael Graves design in Livingston, N.J., has all those bases covered. From the faded tan exteriors to the teal blue walls of the indoor gym, the color palette of this 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 16,000-square-foot paean to corporatist post-modernism is spot on. The atrium will remind you of the lobby of your office building, the piano lounge will bring back fond memories of that time you spent a week in Oklahoma City on business, and the ubiquitous flat-screen TVs are just one part of the “exquisite appointments” the brokerbabble brags about. All teasing aside, the place brags some cool curved walls, huge windows, and a prime location “atop the highest point in [New Jersey’;s] Bel Air.” Outside? A lawn, swimming pool, and jungle gym. The owners are asking $ 5.8 M for what the listing describes as a “must see for discriminating clients.”


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