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J.A. Sweeton Residence

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Type  House
Opened  1950
Construction started  1950
Architectural style  Usonian
Floor area  139.4 m²
Architect  Frank Lloyd Wright
J.A. Sweeton Residence imggroundspeakcomwaymarkingdisplay1abff967c1
Location  373 Kings Highway North Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034
Similar  Donald Schaberg House, Ben Rebhuhn House, Stuart Richardson House, A H Bulbulian Residence, James B Christie House

The J.A. Sweeton Residence was built in 1950 in Cherry Hill, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. 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.

Map of J.A. Sweeton Residence, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, USA

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

J.A. Sweeton Residence Wikipedia


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