‘Atrium on the Brook’: A Show-Stopping New Jersey Contemporary for $1.7M

A midcentury home renovated to reflect a contemporary style in Montgomery, NJ, has just hit the market for $1,695,000.

The four-bedroom residence known as “Atrium on the Brook” is located along Bedens Brook. Originally designed by architect William Thompson, the 1964 build has been completely redone.

The showstopper has to be the glass-enclosed atrium, which houses an in-ground pool and hot tub.

“The biggest feature of this home is the atrium,” says listing agent Lukasz Kukwa, of eXp Realty. “Over time, the atrium was a place where the owners would host events. It used to also be a gallery for paintings. Now, it has an in-ground pool and hot tub with a greenhouse setup. Past owners even had palm trees there and gatherings of up to 50 guests. You can open up five sliding doorways in the summer. It’s a beautiful space.”

Many of the rooms in the house have direct access to the atrium.



Gardens in atrium


Dining room space


Stylish updates

The 7,227-square-foot interior boasts a stylish midcentury design with a luxe flair.

“The original home was built in 1964 and redesigned in 2000,” Kukwa said. “The renovation and restoration was done by Princeton‘s design firm Anton Nelessen and Associates. The two-year process gutted the main home and added a 1,500-square-foot addition.”

The airy living room has a dark gray fireplace, which serves as the focal point of the room, and the all-white kitchen features a skylight, stone countertops, and custom cabinetry.

Family room




The home sits on 2.3 acres, and the grounds are currently being offered for production shoots, according to Kukwa. There is even an outdoor amphitheater and grassy areas designed for entertaining.

The home has a separate wing with a second kitchen and an office.

“The property also features stone and metal sculptures on the grounds designed by Jonathan Shor,” Kukwa says.

“I think the next owner will be a copy of some of the past owners,” he continues. “They will be creative and entrepreneurial and appreciate style while enjoying the indoor and outdoor feel of the home. It would be ideal for an artist or someone in the art world. It is also just a few minutes from Princeton University and the prestigious town of Princeton.”


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