Vanderpool's 1952 Selberg House, which must be relocated

Adjacent to the main campus of the IAS. Park along Stonehouse Drive.

35 Stonehouse Drive
Princeton, NJ
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Elegant in its Midcentury Modern simplicity, this house, designed by Wynant D. Vanderpool Jr., must be moved from its current location to be saved. The single level residence was constructed in 1952 for Atle Selberg, a noted mathematician recruited to the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Other scholars of the Institute include Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer. A vigorous marketing campaign has been launched to find a buyer that will relocate the structure. There is the true threat that the house will be demolished if a capable buyer does not purchase the property with its requirements to be moved. Tour this house for Docomomo US Tour Day and absorb the largely original design.

Executed in a handsome mix of brick, stone and wood, the quintessential horizontal aspect comes from a clapboard wall that is essentially a fence that provides privacy for the private backyard. Visited by house moving professionals, architects and engineers, the building is said to be imminently movable.

Visitors may also wish to tour the adjacent the Institute for Advanced Study campus on their own to see the EXTERIORS of The Academic Village featuring the designs of Marcel Breuer and the library, classroom and administrative core of the campus with iconic structures designed by Wallace K. Harrison, Cesar Pelli, Robert Geddes and – most recently – Steven Holl.

Thi is an open house style event hosted by listing agent David Schure. 

Free, advanced registration appreciated, but not required. Simply send an e-mail to with the number in your party.

The Selberg house is part of residential community of scholars adjacent to the main campus of the IAS. Park along Stonehouse Drive.

This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2023.

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