The Institute for Advanced Study is building a new community of 16 faculty residences just a five-minute walk from Fuld Hall on a site that will forever look out on the surrounding natural open space and Princeton Battlefield Park. The new townhouse residences continue the Institute’s historic commitment to modern architecture, first exemplified by architect Marcel Breuer’s housing on the East side of the campus. In their design, the new residences provide an environment that responds to a modern life style with “Great Room” designs and open kitchens.
The exterior material pallet of brick, zinc, and cedar is designed to blend with the natural surroundings rather than being an imposition on them. The large areas of glass on the back elevation of the homes invites the views of the trees and the meadows into the living areas. Each home has its own private forecourt leading up to its entry and a terrace at the back, just one step out of the Great Room.
The approximately 3,000 square foot unit includes ample living space on the first floor and, on the second floor, a Master Suite with its bath, two bedrooms, a second bath, and a laundry. There is also a two car garage and an unfinished basement. An open stair connects all levels of the home, as does the elevator for those who may need it.
High quality finishes have been specified from the white oak hardwood flooring throughout to the porcelain tile flooring, granite counter-tops, and natural wood cabinets in the kitchen. The homes are heated and air conditioned with each floor as a zone, controlled by a state of the art thermostat.