Modern Architecture, Space & Tranquility!
On the Market - 3 Linfield Lane, Califon, NJ
Asking Price: $875,000
For the lover of modern architecture, space and tranquility – look no further!
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This home was just featured in Architectural Digest in Nov. 2018!
Nestled on a cul-de-sac at the end of a private road in charming Califon, NJ, this 4,000 square foot, 4 bedrooms, 3.1 baths home sits on just over 3 acres, about one third of which is forest.
After winding through the beautiful pastoral roads of Hunterdon County, just an hour from New York City’s Holland Tunnel, you arrive at a custom-designed checkerboard steel gate that opens to the curved driveway of this one-of-kind modern home designed by renowned architect, Adam Kalkin.
Through innovative design and the upcyling of industrial materials, this unique home with upscale amenities throughout is an architectural wonder. Constructed in 2008, it is comprised of several steel shipping containers welded together with CorTen steel beams. Kalkin created two separate, yet linked, two-story wings, that boast an open floor plan and flexible design.
Complementing the steel are glass sliders throughout, which serve to bring the outside in, and shine light on the copious wood flooring, doors and accents. The commercial and industrial grade materials used throughout are complemented by state-of-the-art radiant heat, high-velocity central air, recessed lighting, abundant storage, built-in shelving, and top of the line appliances and finishes.
The architect’s vision is outlined in a book titled “Quik Build: Adam Kalkin’s ABC of Container Architecture” by Alistair Gordon.
You can read all about Adam Kalkin and his design inspiration here. The home has been featured in Vogue, CNN, DWELL, among other publications. It has also received international recognition, including an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in NYC.
Arriving at the front of the house you are welcomed by an oversized Neoporte pivoting stainless steel door at the center of a custom designed glass and stainless steel breezeway, that seamlessly connects the two wings. The breezeway provides a temperature controlled interior connection that serves to unify the home’s aesthetic.
The West wing’s first floor is quintessential modern industrial design. It boasts exposed CorTen Steel beams, concrete floors and an open kitchen with a 12-foot long stainless island. The island contains a Miele dishwasher, Viking range and sports custom wooden cabinets where one can prepare dinner while taking in the spacious lawn and private courtyard.
Large sliders off the kitchen lead to the courtyard and are perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Adjacent to the kitchen space is an open plan living area with two large sofas available for lounging.
To one side you have a generous dining area with a built-in table and banquettes, and to the other is a computer nook just under the dramatic steel stairwell to the upstairs.
On this floor you will also find a pantry with copious sliding-shelf storage, as well as a powder/laundry room.
The second floor has three parallel skylights that let light in from the top down, and offers three bedrooms and two baths – a master and a Jack-and-Jill. The main landing on this floor opens to a beautiful built-in library/ gallery with recessed lighting to showcase your books, art and travel artifacts, and also contains a reading nook.
The master suite amenities include beautiful wood paneling, a floor-to-ceiling wall of custom closets and a Porcelanosa master bath with a walk-in rain shower affording gorgeous tree top views.
The East wing is currently used for work and pleasure. The first floor offers a large loft-like game room with sliders to the courtyard, a second laundry room with a Miele washer/dryer, and a large cedar closet.
As you take the turned steel staircase up to the second floor, you walk into a large media room flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows on either side.
In addition, there are two private offices (i.e., converted bedrooms), a second kitchen with a Bosch range and refrigerator, a full bath and plenty of storage.
Between the two wings is a large bluestone courtyard, accessible from either side.
The exterior of the house was recently sandblasted and painted with ship-grade, high gloss industrial paint — to both protect the structure and to give it a clean, modern feel.
This architecturally unique home is light, streamlined and fully customizable. Its dual-structure layout lends itself to many options (e.g., single family home, mother/daughter living, home-based business use, etc.). The outdoors offers a clean palette for various amenities (e.g., swimming pool, tennis court, etc.).
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
This home is perfectly situated on a tree-lined private street on the Califon / Tewksbury border. Beyond a stunning living space, this home will allow you to take part in the Califon lifestyle and all it has to offer. It may serve as the perfect weekend getaway home or a private oasis for horse lovers, or outdoor and cycling enthusiasts! Here you have the serenity and community feel you have always wanted from the countryside, but you are only an hour from NYC’s Holland Tunnel. Read all about the town of Califon and surrounding areas by clicking here.
For more information about this modern home filled with character, contact us!
Here are some additional resources about the house and it’s designer, Adam Kalkin:
- Time Lapse of the Construction Process.
- Slideshow of the house from various angles when Architect Adam Kalkin owned it
- Architect Adam Kalkin discussing his vision with CNN.
- Architect Adam Kalkin discussing his “vision” with Dwell Magazine. (Starting at 3:06, he discusses the house from the inside as it’s being constructed)
- Diane Keaton “Playing House” NYT Article, where the house is featured among other notable repurposed and unique living spaces.
Check out our blog on Califon, NJ by clicking here.
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